Instructor: Ed Weeks

Meet Ed Weeks, our seasoned instructor with 30-year career in the transportation industry, boasting a wealth of experience that spans from over-the-road truck driving to becoming a highly skilled diesel technician. Ed has dedicated the last 7 years to shaping the next generation of professionals as a certified college instructor, expressing a deep passion for the role.

Ed's journey led him through a decade as an OTR truck driver, providing him with invaluable insights into the practical aspects of the industry. Transitioning to a diesel technician, he honed his skills, becoming proficient in working on diverse equipment, including trucks, buses, and luxury coaches of various makes and models.

Prior to joining Midwest Diesel Tech Academy, Ed served as the Lead Instructor for Jones Technical Institute’s Mack/Volvo DATE program. In this role, he collaborated closely with Mack/Volvo factory and corporate trainers, achieving the esteemed status of Mack/Volvo Master Certified Technician. Ed also participated in their Train the Trainer program, contributing to the refinement of the DATE program's curriculum.

Ed's expertise extends across a broad spectrum, from simple maintenance procedures to tackling complex challenges involving electrical architecture and emissions systems on modern trucks. His commitment to continuous learning is evident in his impressive collection of over 135 training certificates, covering a range of areas such as Meritor, Allison, Mack/Volvo Master certifications, and multiple motor coach industry certificates.

At Midwest Diesel Tech Academy, we are thrilled to have Ed Weeks spearheading the development of our next generation of Paccar Certified Technicians. His combination of hands-on experience, extensive knowledge, and a genuine passion for teaching ensures that our students receive top-notch education and training to excel in the dynamic field of diesel technology. Ed Weeks stands as a testament to the caliber of instructors we are proud to have on our team.