Motor Age, PTEN partner with TST to launch Commitment to Training Live events for vehicle repair professionals

Save the Date: Inaugural Training Day Scheduled for May 9, 2020, near Chicago, IL.

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Motor Age, the nation’s leading publication targeting the automotive service repair community, and sister publication Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN), are partnering with Technicians Service Training (TST), a not-for-profit group dedicated to providing quality automotive repair training and educational materials at a reasonable price, on a new series of training events designed to help vehicle repair professionals keep pace with changing automotive technology.

“We can’t think of a better partner than TST to help us advance service professionals’ repair knowledge,” said Pete Meier, Motor Age’s Director of Training. “We’re providing some fantastic training that should raise the level of service knowledge for technicians who are struggling with things like diagnostics or electrical issues on today’s vehicles. These events should help them take that next step to better serve their customers.” 

The inaugural Commitment to Training Live one-day event will take place on May 9, 2020, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago in Rosemont, Ill., and will feature a full day of technical training courses for automotive technicians. Attendees also will have a chance to meet with suppliers to see the latest products and services available for repair shop owners and technicians. 

“Events like these, and our annual TST Big Event, are crucial for our industry,” said G. Jerry Truglia, founder and president of Technicians Service Training. “Today’s cars are more technologically advanced than the vehicles we serviced even five years ago. The amount of repair knowledge a tech needs is incredible. This partnership with market leaders like Motor Age and PTEN gives us a great platform to reach more technicians who want to stay current with today’s technology in order to remain competitive in the market.” 

Publisher Kylie Hirko noted the value of PTEN’s new relationship with Motor Age and the benefits this type of event partnership brings to technicians nationwide. 

“PTEN is excited to partner with Motor Age and TST on the Commitment to Training program. Earlier this year, PTEN and Motor Age combined forces to better serve our readers and provide them with valuable training opportunities,” said Hirko. “Vehicle technology and tool technology are evolving at such a rapid rate, the need for technician training is more important than ever. We’re proud to work with industry-respected instructors like G. Truglia and Pete Meier, to offer techs a high-quality, low-cost training option, that can help make a big difference in their future.” 

Course details will be announced shortly, along with registration information, sponsorship opportunities, and hotel accommodations. Vendor tables are limited. Suppliers interested in participating can email Pete Meier ( or G. Truglia ( 

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