Below is the confirmed agenda for the 2023 Virtual Diesel Expo. Some topics are still being finalized, so please check back as we continue to develop the agenda for this immersive online diesel mechanic course.

Tuesday, May 16, Track 1: Light Duty Content

All times are eastern daylight time

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM: Own Your Success: “The Future Depends on How You Embrace Change to Keep Winning The Game”
    Hosted by Ron Harvey
    Encouraging individuals to embrace change, promoting a growth mindset, inspiring individuals to take action, creating a sense of optimism and urgency about the future.
  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: Light Duty Aftertreatment Overview
    Hosted by Karl Schneider
  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: LD Diesel Electrical Testing/Diagnosis, Use of Wiring Diagrams
    Hosted by Tony Salas / Powertrain Training
  • 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: RAM Cummins 6.7L Review and Aftertreatment
    Hosted by Tony Salas / Powertrain Training
  • 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Electrified Motor Vehicle Fundamentals
    Hosted by Mark Weller
    This course will cover step by step the major components that are used in electric vehicles. There will be some recorded segments using working electric vehicle systems to get you up close for a live-feel experience. The demonstration will show an easy to follow process with dos and don’ts in a fast paced, highly informative manner. This class will provide the foundation to service electric vehicle systems or build your own converted vehicle.
  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM: What Does Contamination Do In Modern Fuel System
    Hosted by Alberto Bonilla
    Topics covered: Tolerances in modern common rail systems and how contamination affects those systems, why contamination kits exist now and the importance completely fixing the problem when a contamination issue occurs, and an upgrade kit we are working on for common contamination issues in the Isuzu MD applications.
  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Traiting Up: How to Win the Talent War and Skyrocket Your Business
    Hosted by Jamie Irvine
    Placing employees in roles that don’t match their personality traits can lead to underperformance and high turnover rates. To overcome this challenge, companies need to optimize job roles, create career growth plans, and leverage world-class psychometric assessment tools for hiring, managing, and growing their team. By doing so, they can win the war for talent, increase productivity, and secure their future success.

Wednesday, May 17, Track 2: Medium – Heavy Duty Content

All times are eastern daylight time

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM: The Power of Trust
    Hosted by David Saline / DRIVE SHOPS
    Knowing how to earn someone’s trust and knowing who to trust is vital for owners and managers to know. What is trust? How do you earn it? How do you get it back when lost? Who should you trust?
  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: Right-Way Recruiting and Retention
    Hosted by Cindy Barlow
    Finally an answer to recruiting! WyoTech’s program will have over 400 students that are ready in 9 months to come work for you! LD/HD and more. Cindy will discuss managing the expectations of both students and prospective empoyers. She will also share how to use WyoTech’s Technician Résumé Database to find techinicians who are trained right and eager to find employment.
  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 PM: Fuel Injection Technology for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Engines
    Hosted by Paul Mydlarz
    The presentation will cover technology, Common Rail Systems, Heavy Duty Fuel Systems, Trim Codes and Files, North American Reman Products, All Makes Training, Hartridge Test Equipment and Hydrogen ICE.
  • 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: International Roadcheck
    Hosted by Matt Leffler
    Understand the purpose of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, identify the key components of International Roadcheck, understand the significance of ABS and Cargo Securement, discuss the results of International Roadcheck, and prepare strategies to avoid Nuclear Verdicts through preventative maintenance.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: HD CV Aftermarket Outlook
    Hosted by David Kalvelage / MacKay & Co
    Heavy duty CV economic overview as related to the service and aftermarket parts under current market conditions. Great for a shop parts and inventory management personnel!
  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM: Shop Owner Roundtable
    Hosted by Keith Evans / Truck Supply of SC
    Panel members:
    • Bobby Willingham, President of Davenport & Willingham Inc. Bobby has been in truck repairs his whole career.
    • George Edwards, Corporate Maintenance Director of N.W. White Company. George has been in Heavy Duty Industry for over 21 years and manages a fleet of 350 vehicles.
    • Blake Neeley, Service Center Manager of Truck Supply Companies. Blake has been in the family business his entire life and has become very knowledgeable through the entire business of parts & service.
  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: DX Pro
    Hosted by Dustin Carnes
    Wish you could know what state a truck was in BEFORE you took it in? Wouldn’t it be nice to expedite downtime and stop wasting time and money on unnecessary repairs ahead of time? With Diesel Explorer Pro, you can do both and a whole lot more!

Thursday, May 18, Track 3: HD & Off-Highway Content

All times are eastern daylight time

  • 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM: What is an Oscilloscope
    Hosted by Michael Eilbracht, Diesel Laptops Trainer
    What is an Oscilloscope?: This course will explain what an Oscilloscope is and how beneficial this equipment is in your diagnostics; how a DSO works and that an Oscilloscope is a high-speed voltmeter showing its voltage being graphed across the screen; and equipment specifications such as bandwidth, sample rate, and memory depth.
  • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: Right to Repair
    Hosted by Tyler Robertson, Marc Karon, and Matt Leffler
    The Right to Repair is a global movement to secure our access to parts and tools to get our stuff fixed, manuals and diagnostics manufacturers use, and software to reset security locks and repair parts. Coming off a signature year in 2022, during which two states enacted right to repair legislation, in 2023 so far, 20 states have already filed right to repair legislation.
  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 PM: The Evolution of Machinery and Modern Maintenance
    Hosted by Alejandro R. Rico
    In this engaging presentation, we will embark on a fascinating journey through the history of machinery, from its humble beginnings with simple tools to the advanced, data-driven world of telematics. We will explore the key milestones in machinery development and how these innovations revolutionized various industries. Additionally, we will delve into modern maintenance techniques and the role of telematics in optimizing machinery performance and lifespan, ensuring sustainable progress for generations to come.
  • 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: 3582 Cummins Fault Code Troubleshooting Case Study
    Hosted by Michael Eilbracht, Diesel Laptops Trainer
    This case study helps techs learn and understand more about what causes this fault to occur, the process that was used to find the cause of failures, as well as how to confirm the repair was made correctly.
    Bobcat Fuel System Diagnostics and Overview
    Hosted by Scott Borchardt and Alberto Bonilla
  • 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: 3582 Cummins Fault Code Troubleshooting Case Study (continued)
    Hosted by Michael Eilbracht, Diesel Laptops Trainer
    Modular Common Rail System (MCRS) Fuel System Overview
    Hosted by Karl Schneider
  • 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM: 3582 Cummins Fault Code Troubleshooting Case Study (continued)
    Hosted by Michael Eilbracht, Diesel Laptops Trainer, along with Dustin Carnes, Diesel Laptops Product Manager-Vehicle Engineering
  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM: 3582 Cummins Fault Code Troubleshooting Case Study (continued)
    Hosted by Michael Eilbracht, Diesel Laptops Trainer