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Participants in OXSmart training

Participants in OXSMART training sessions

Blue Ox and NTP-Stag teamed up to hold three OXSMART training sessions for service technicians and sales teams in mid-December at the Keystone Training Center in Flower Mound, Texas.

“We have taken our OXSMART training and education classes on the road,” said Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann in a press release. “We are so pleased and excited that our training partnership with NTP-Stag is making the educational opportunities we offer more accessible to our dealers and their employees through regional events.”

Kietzmann noted that OXSMART technical training graduates receive 13 hours of credit in the RVDA-RVIA service technical certification program.

Hands-on technical training sessions were the focus of the first two days with Blue Ox product experts guiding technicians through the installation of multiple products to include: tow vehicle wiring, weight distributing hitches, goosenecks, braking systems, chassis performance products and Blue Ox’s new Super Ride fifth-wheel hitch. In addition specific time was also set aside for the sales and service aspect.

“One of our objectives is to work with manufacturers to facilitate technical and sales training for dealer staff at our regional training facilities,” said Bill Rogers, vice president and general manager Keystone-NTP-Stag. “Regional training makes it easier for our dealers to participate, to interact with and provide feedback to our suppliers. Blue Ox’s OXSMART training is a great example of that happening.”

OXSMART training is also an opportunity for dealer technicians and sales team members to provide valuable insight and feedback on the Blue Ox product line and share ideas for future products.

“This offsite training session is the first of many,” Kietzmann added, “While we will continue to offer OXSMART training, twice a year, in Nebraska, we are adding regional trainings, in partnership with NTP-Stag, to our schedule throughout the coming year and the years to follow.”