Technician shortage

Business, Technology, Equipment

Online Classes Help Women, Adult Learners Land Alabama Trucking Jobs

Students training to be technicians in Alabama Students train to be diesel technicians with the prospects of landing trucking jobs in Alabama. (Wallace State Community College)

After tailoring courses with the state trucking association, Alabama educators are reaching a different demographic of students who are now training and entering the trucking industry.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2022
Equipment, Fuel

5 tips to recruit and retain top technician diesel talent

The growing shortage of technicians serving the trucking industry is a critical problem for fleet maintenance managers. But you can keep your fleet on the road and retain great talent with these tips from George Arrants and the ASE Foundation. Download the tip sheet here.

December 1, 2021
Technology, Equipment

The 5 Challenges Fleet Maintenance Must Overcome to Get Lean

Uptake Whitepaper

With a steep technician shortage and tightened capacity stretching fleets to their limits, maximizing vehicle availability is critical. In this white paper, learn how predictive analytics are helping shops get lean and drive operational efficiency, talent retention, and profitability.

March 4, 2021
Business, Technology

Gamification Helps Attract Young Technicians

Kenneth Calhoun Kenneth Calhoun by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Gamification can increase interest and participation in augmented- and virtual reality-based training materials that can be used to attract young people to careers as trucking technicians, according to technical experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Understanding the Numbers Behind the Technician Shortage

For what seems like ages, whenever discussions occur within this industry about the technician shortage, this question inevitably arises: “Just exactly how many technicians do we need?” A fair question, right? But not an easy one to answer.

Greg Settle | Director of National Initiatives TechForce Foundation
July 19, 2019

The Technician’s Vital Role in Trucking

Technicians take exam at 2018 SuperTech competition Technicians take the written exam at the 2018 SuperTech competition. (ATA Media via YouTube)

A major concern of the trucking industry is the widely reported shortage of professional truck drivers, who of course play a vital role in the U.S. economy by safely transporting the nation’s freight.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
July 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Schools Eye Technician Students

Tooele Tech student works on truck A Tooele Tech student works in the diesel lab. (Tooele Technical College)

The diesel technician shortage is a concern within the trucking industry, and technical schools said they’re reaching out to students as early as seventh grade and connecting with adults who want to work with their hands.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Former Army Mechanic Is Now a Truck Tech

Lindsay Dunham Dunham, a service technician at Truck Center Cos., works on a truck. (Truck Center Cos.)

Former Army mechanic Lindsay Dunham says the “unpredictable nature” of her job and being able to work with her hands are among the things she enjoys most about being a big-truck technician.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
July 19, 2019
Business, Equipment

Penske Partners with TechForce on Technician Recruitment

A technician repairs a Class 8 truck Legacy Truck Centers Inc.

Penske Truck Leasing has partnered with TechForce Foundation on the latter’s FutureTech Success campaign, which supports the recruitment of new fleet-maintenance technicians.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 28, 2018