Technician

Business, Technology

Design Interactive Introduces Virtual Equipment Training

Design Interactive Inc. announced its Virtual Equipment Training feature to be used with Augmentor, its transportation-focused augmented reality software.

July 23, 2019
Business, Technology

Closing the Skills Gaps

CFI technicians inspect a truck's tires CFI technicians inspect a truck's tires. CFI staffs one to two techs focused on technology repair for each shift, and less experienced techs focus on developing their skills before moving on to more advanced equipment. (CFI)

It's important for technicians to be savvy with technology, but companies will also train mechanically inclined techs and teach them new skills.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 19, 2019
Business, Technology

Game On: Trucking Gets Creative in Attracting Young Technicians

Young tech student with goggles To attract young technicians, the trucking industry has been turning increasingly toward technology and gamification in training. (Getty Images)

Millennials and Generation Z have grown up surrounded by sophisticated technologies — such as video games and augmented reality — that now are making the transition from personal pastime to business tools.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
July 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technician Shortage Spurs Fleets to Outsource More Work

Technician shortage (Shell Lubricants)

The truck technician shortage is causing some fleets to outsource more of their repair and maintenance work to dealerships.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Electrical Skills Are Critical

As an ever-increasing array of devices, motive power systems and technologies asserts itself into the trucking industry, cutting-edge electrical knowledge and skills will be absolute necessities for technicians to keep fleet equipment operating at peak efficiency.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
July 20, 2018
TCA

Demand for Technicians Expected to Intensify as Vehicles Add Driverless Capabilities

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Nearly 40 years ago, William Sasser walked out of Westside High School and directly into a career as an auto mechanic. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen much anymore.

Damon Cline | The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
April 17, 2017
Business, Technology

Execs Retool Industry Message to Attract Younger Technicians

John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The key to solving the trucking industry’s shortage of qualified technicians lies in developing the workers of tomorrow rather than recruiting from the shrinking pool of experienced technicians, maintenance executives and business leaders said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 7, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Training, Outreach Key to Solving Technician Shortage, Maintenance Execs Say

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The key to solving the technician shortage lies in developing the workers of tomorrow rather than recruiting from the shrinking pool of experienced technicians, maintenance executives and business leaders said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 3, 2016
Business, Technology

Truck Dealers Say Telematics Advancements Can Help Attract New Crop of Technicians

Peach State Truck Centers

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Telematics and mobile communications can help fleets better utilize their equipment and drivers, while providing truck dealerships the ability to more quickly make repairs and stock replacement parts.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
August 3, 2015
Business, Technology

Rush Honors Top Technicians at Truck-Tech Rodeo

Lincoln (center) with Rusty Rush (left) and Stewart

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The trucking industry continues to see a shortage of technicians, industry officials said here at an annual gathering and competition of technicians who work for the biggest U.S. truck dealership.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
December 17, 2014

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