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Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

November 1, 2021

Alabama College Trains Technicians with VR Technology
Are Augmented and Virtual Reality the Answer to the Tech Training Challenge? [Commentary]
Who's Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

Who's Going to Work on Electric and Alt-Fuel Trucks?

Fleets of the future are likely to be powered by a variety of drivetrains and fuels. Can an industry dealing with a technician shortage find the skilled workers it needs to keep them running?

September 9, 2019

4 Ways AI Can Improve Fleet Maintenance

4 Ways AI Can Improve Fleet Maintenance

Just like the evolution of VMRS codes helped make vehicle repair more efficient, so too will the next wave of evolution — artificial intelligence and machine learning.

June 13, 2019

Commentary: Talking About the Need for Trained Technicians… Again
TMC Chairman Calhoun on Technology, Technicians

TMC Chairman Calhoun on Technology, Technicians

Kenneth Calhoun, newest chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, has long been an advocate of embracing new technology. Now, he’s doing just that to bring more positive change to the trucking industry.

March 20, 2019

Commentary: The Enduring Technician Shortage

Commentary: The Enduring Technician Shortage

There’s a challenge that’s been haunting almost every maintenance and repair manager for as long as Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood has been writing about trucking.The shortage of skilled mechanics and technicians is a plague that just won’t go away.

March 15, 2019

Commentary: College Is Not the Only Answer

Commentary: College Is Not the Only Answer

With tuitions skyrocketing maybe it’s not surprising that there seems to be some progress when it comes to young people recognizing that skilled trades are a viable and even preferable option when considering a career.

February 14, 2019

How One Fleet Faces Maintenance Tech Shortages Head-On
The Allure of the High-Tech Shop

The Allure of the High-Tech Shop

Technology is rapidly changing the industry, and media coverage of cool future-looking trends such as electric and autonomous trucks can only help improve the image of trucking among young people looking for a career.

January 23, 2019

How Trucking Will Find Tomorrow's Technicians
The Best Shop Investments a Fleet Can Make

The Best Shop Investments a Fleet Can Make

You might be surprised to find what the experts recommend you spend money on to improve the efficiency and safety in your shop as well as to help with technician retention.

October 4, 2018

Commentary: A Three-Pronged Approach to Technician Retention
Using Augmented Reality in Technician Training

Using Augmented Reality in Technician Training

How Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin, is using augmented reality to give its dlesel technician students a look inside the workings of a diesel engine.

May 15, 2018

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