Smithers Winter Test Center achieves SAE J3300 certification

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Smithers has announced that its winter test center is now a certified examination facility for SAE J3300: Driving Level Skill Certification.

The SAE J3300 certification is a shared benchmark used by professional drivers to outline their own level of driving skill, and also for testing grounds to assess test and professional drivers’ individual skill levels. The benchmark includes several categories of driving, including general driving, automated driving, trailer towing and winter driving.

Located in Brimley, Michigan, the Smithers Winter Test Center is a cold climate testing ground with over 800 acres of snow, ice and bare pavement surfaces and courses. Many OEMs, manufacturers and suppliers use the facility to test and conduct performance evaluations on a multitude of products, including vehicle systems, tires and other components.

General manager of the center Sean Connolly said, “With a wide variety of test surfaces and a state-of-the-art event center on-site, the Smithers Winter Test Center is an excellent location for drivers’ training and certification events. Our team is very proud to be a certified examination site for SAE J3300, and we look forward to the opportunity to support professional drivers and other groups looking for SAE J3300 training.”

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