July 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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
June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Deborah Lockridge
We asked leading fleet maintenance managers and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency for tips on how preventive maintenance can help improve fuel economy.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Technicians, Preventative Maintenance, Repair Shops
May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
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 - Editorial
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
March 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Trucking needs to do more to get the technicians of tomorrow educated and into truck shops. That was the message of a standing-room only panel discussion Tuesday morning at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.
Tags: TMC, Technicians
February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
With trucks turning into sophisticated equipment resembling computers on wheels, plus increasing emphasis on uptime, controlling costs, and safety and compliance, today’s technicians need to know how to do much more than turn a wrench.
Tags: Maintenance Management, Technician Training, Technicians
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per mile. This shined a bright spotlight on maintenance and repair practices as ways to keep asset utilization high.
Tags: Technicians, Brakes, Remanufactured Parts, Right to Repair, Counterfeit Parts, Aftermarket Parts
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
While truck dealers and other service providers may not be able to do anything to fix the driver shortage, they can play a big role in helping keep trucks on the road longer, which can reduce the need for additional drivers.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, ACT Research, Technicians, Uptime
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention efforts.
Tags: Recruiting, Technician Training, Technicians, Retention
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor
Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood discusses wheel integrity and the importance of technicians being well-versed in the rules of fastening wheels properly.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Wheels, Wheel-offs, Technicians
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Inland Truck Parts is an independent parts and service operation, but it says the quality of its technicians rival that of OE dealers. Its latest commitment to that is a new 15,000-square-foot training facility in Olathe, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.
Tags: Aftermarket, Technician Training, Technicians, Distributors, Inland Truck Parts
April 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Every shop wants its technicians to be as proficient and productive as they can. Yet most shops fail to see the things that are getting in the way of achieving this goal.
Tags: Aftermarket, Managing the Shop, Technicians
September 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Managing Editor
TMC's national competition elevates technicians, promotes technician career opportunities
Tags: TMC, Technician Training, Technicians, TMCSuperTech
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