Technician Shortage

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September 18, 2017

Commentary: The Other Shortage - Heavy-Duty Technicians

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.

June 16, 2017

TechSpedite Offers Expedited New-Technician Training

One company has developed a program aimed at tackling the technician shortage, with an expedited training program promising to create work-ready technicians.

December 22, 2016

The Aftermarket in 2016: A Review

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.

November 16, 2016

Commentary: Women in the Shop? Yes!

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.

September 8, 2016

Haldex Donates Training Equipment to Diesel Technology Program

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has donated an air brake system board to the Northland Career Center Diesel Technology Program as a training aide for young technicians.

July 14, 2016

How to Reduce Technician Turnover

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.

May 20, 2016

Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage

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.

April 18, 2016

The Modern Maintenance Manager

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.

April 18, 2016

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

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.

March 4, 2016

TMC Chairman Takes Aim at Technician Shortage

While the technician shortage can’t be fixed tomorrow, Doug White believes it’s time for trucking to up its game when it comes to long-term solutions. Learn more in this interview with the new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

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