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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Are We Paying Diesel Technicians Enough?

The driver shortage finally got so bad that over the past year, fleets have raised pay by largely unprecedented levels. But what about technicians? Deborah Lockridge shares one technician's perspective in her All That's Trucking blog.