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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.

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

Management by Walking Around

Why not close your email folder, put the phone down, and take a walk around your facility to find out what's really going on with your employees?

2019 Fact Book: Trucking Industry Stats

HDT’s fifth annual Fact Book is a fascinating overview of our industry by the numbers. The first section deals with statistics about the industry itself including costs, revenues and the volume of available work.

Have an ELD? Bundle it with Telematics

Fleets that bundle their ELD solutions with telematics not only will stay in compliance, but also will get the benefits of better visibility into every aspect of their trucks’ operations, improving the bottom line.