The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is working with partners to track repair costs and study electromechanical braking. A progress report kicked off TMC's Annual Meeting in Atlanta Feb. 23.
Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates
The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater numbers than those replacing them. The skilled labor shortage requires shops to pay more for skilled technicians, which translates into higher shop labor rates.