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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.

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How Trucking is Addressing the Diesel Technician Shortage

Associations, schools and fleets are hard at work to attract young people, train technicians, and retain the techs they have.

Truck Dealerships Employed 12% More People Last Year

Employment at the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck dealership was up 12.3% last year, according to a report released by the American Truck Dealers.

Commentary: Creating a Better Technician Training Ecosystem

If you want a better technician training ecosystem, sometimes you have to go out and make it happen. That's what some manufacturers created in California's Central Valley.

Most Transportation Companies Plan to Grow Workforce in 2018

HireRight's survey found that while the majority of transportation companies planned to increase their workforce in 2018, they were concerned about how difficult it was to find qualified candidates.

Mack: Labor Shortages Potentially Harmful to Continued Growth

Jonathan Randall, Mack senior vice president, worries about who will drive all the trucks his company is building today.

Q&A: TMC Chairman Jeff Harris to Focus on Technicians

This year's chairman of ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council says it all starts with truck technicians. Read our interview with USA Truck's Jeff Harris.

The Battle for Diesel Technicians

As fleets face off against the growing technician shortage, the need grows for partnerships with educational institutions and enhanced recruiting and retention efforts.

Kenworth Donates $400K to Community College

Kenworth announced a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

How Fleets Are Looking to Outsource Maintenance and Repairs

Fleets say they want to outsource more of their maintenance and repair, but continue to do much of it in-house as they try to find service providers that can meet their needs.