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Technician Shortage

Imagine A Better World for Technicians

Even if we could find a way to fill every driver’s seat, our trucking industry and our nation would still be in dire straits. We need more technicians and we need them soon – but first some things have to change, says Paul Cupka with the Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services in this Guest Voices blog.

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.

Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Electric trucks have thousands fewer moving parts than vehicles with conventional powertrains. Does that mean near-future fleets could get by with fewer technicians? Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look in the Truck Tech blog.

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.

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.