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Technician Shortage

April 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Creating a Better Technician Training Ecosystem

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

If you want a better technician training ecosystem, sometimes you have to go out and make it happen. That's what some manufacturers created in California's Central Valley.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Education, Technician Training

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Q&A: TMC Chairman Jeff Harris to Focus on Technicians

Jeff Harris, vice president, maintenance, USA Truck, is TMC's 2018 Chairman. Photo: USA Truck

By Jack Roberts

This year's chairman of ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council says it all starts with truck technicians. Read our interview with USA Truck's Jeff Harris.

Tags: Technician Shortage, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians, USA Truck, Future Trucks

March 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Battle for Diesel Technicians

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the trucking industry will need an estimated 67,000 new technicians and 75,000 diesel engine specialists by 2022. Photo: Ryder

By Ronnie Garrett

As fleets face off against the growing technician shortage, the need grows for partnerships with educational institutions and enhanced recruiting and retention efforts.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Recruiting, Technician Training, Technicians, Mechanics

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How Fleets Are Looking to Outsource Maintenance and Repairs

Gerry Mead, center, former senior VP of maintenance for U.S. Xpress and now with Phillips Industries, and Ernie Sibbick, right, maintenance supervisor at Keith Hall & Sons Transport, discuss the parts and service needs of today's fleets. Photo courtesy Today's Trucking

By Denise Rondini

Fleets say they want to outsource more of their maintenance and repair, but continue to do much of it in-house as they try to find service providers that can meet their needs.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Shortage, Outsourcing, Vehicle Repairs, Technician Training, Technicians, HDAW, HDAD

November 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Swift Celebrates Tech Excellence With SwiftTech Competition

At the SwiftTech competition, technicians were given simulated problems to troubleshoot and solve within a set time limit. Photos: Steven Martinez<br />

By Steven Martinez

Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Competition, Technician Training, Technicians, Swift Transportation

November 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: 3 Ways to Improve Technician Recruiting

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

Fleets have been struggling with the technician shortage for years, and it doesn’t look like there will be a silver bullet to solve the problem anytime soon. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds of getting the technicians you need.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Technicians

September 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: The Other Shortage - Heavy-Duty Technicians

Rolf Lockwood

By Rolf Lockwood

The shortage of able technicians is going to bite us if we don’t find a fix. In fact, it already is, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Tags: Maintenance, Technician Shortage, Employee Retention, Technicians

December 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

The Aftermarket in 2016: A Review

By Denise Rondini

The truck parts and service aftermarket has grown to $107 billion. In 2016 there seemed to be a big focus on parts, alliances, and training with other issues like DPFs, remanufacturing and some innovative ways to deal with the technician shortage also getting some play.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Aftermarket Parts, DPF, Aftermarket, Diagnostics

November 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Women in the Shop? Yes!

Vania Agostinh, apprentice mechanic at Carrier Centres.

By Rolf Lockwood

Women have a bigger role to play in trucking than they get to play, and there’s one spot in particular where executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood thinks they’re badly overlooked. The shop.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Women in Fleet, Technicians

July 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

How to Reduce Technician Turnover

By Denise Rondini

Bad bosses and job duties that don’t meet employee expectations are the two main reasons technicians leave their jobs, according to Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics, an employee engagement and retention consulting firm.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Employee Retention, Technicians

May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage

Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

No matter how well-made trucks are, they are going to break down occasionally, and they will always require maintenance on a regular basis. Enter the need for finding qualified technicians and then retaining them.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Technicians, Retention

April 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

The Modern Maintenance Manager

By HDT Staff

What does it take to be a successful modern maintenance manager — and to be ready for what the future brings? Heavy Duty Trucking is exploring the topic with a series of articles that examines the different aspects of being a shop manager in today’s trucking industry.

Tags: Maintenance, Technician Shortage

April 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Commentary: Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Technicians and Drivers

Deborah Lockridge

By Deborah Lockridge

Do we have a technician shortage, or are we not taking care of the resources we are provided? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at this question in this editorial.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Recruiting, Employee Retention, Technicians, TMC

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