Cat expert to train Aussies on Acert

By: Chris Smith


One of Caterpillar’s US-based Driver Trainers, Ken Nolte, is in Australia for the first half of February to meet with

One of Caterpillar’s US-based Driver Trainers, Ken Nolte, is in Australia for the first half of February to meet with Australian drivers and train them in getting the best from the new range of ACERT Technology engines.

Nolte has over 30 years experience as an owner operator and driver and is currently part of the Caterpillar Global On-Highway Team.

"Our job is simple; to make sure every operator and driver fully understands how to get the best out of ACERT and add value to the business’s bottom line," he says.

"We can teach drivers the skills that will really make a difference to trip time, comfort and fuel economy."

Nolte’s experience is a valuable asset to operators and he is travelling around Australia talking with key groups of drivers and fleet driver trainers.

He will also be on the Caterpillar stand at Trucks in Action, Warrigul, Victoria, from February 15th to 17th.

"You have some unique conditions with extreme heat and larger loads than we carry in the US," Nolte admits.

"But, we have already proven ACERT in pretty extreme conditions in our own backyard.

"The technology performs brilliantly and gives bang for the buck, as long as the engine is driven the right way. It’s my job to make sure drivers understand that," he says.

Nolte is in Melbourne until February 7th and then flies to Perth until February 10th. He flies to Sydney and Brisbane and will be meeting with fleet drivers before returning to Melbourne on February 14th to attend Trucks In Action.

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