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Step-by-step air brake inspection
If you are inspecting brakes, you should become familiar with federal and state periodic inspection requirements because anyone performing required periodic inspections must meet specific criteria in terms of experience and training.
January 4, 2023
Watch: The current state of the diesel technician workforce
CCJ parent Randall Reilly earlier this year, in partnership with Shell Lubricant Solutions, produced the 2022 State of Diesel Technicians report, a survey-based analysis of the current state of the diesel technician trade.
November 25, 2022
Technician program completion numbers falling but diesel in better shape than auto, collision
Higher wages in diesel compared to automotive has become a draw to would-be technicians.
November 16, 2022
EV tech training not seen as a threat during diesel tech shortage
More OEMs and trade schools are rolling out courses on electric vehicle service, however the growing demand for EV techs is not seen as a competitive threat during the diesel tech shortage.
November 7, 2022
Female diesel techs find challenges in entering 'male-dominated industry'
Among the biggest challenges facing female diesel technicians is gaining the respect of their male counterparts.
October 18, 2022
More women becoming diesel techs, but not fast enough to meet demand
Leaders in the diesel tech field admit women are often better than men when it comes to working with computers surrounding mechanics, but old stereotypes around gender roles are holding the industry back from attracting women to the field.
October 13, 2022
Shops would do well to focus on culture when hiring young techs, Votech officials say
A paycheck isn't everything. Votech officials explain how shops would do well to consider not only pay but their workplace culture as today's diesel tech students carefully consider their options with smart phones in hand.
September 27, 2022
New diesel techs rely more on Google, less on training
With smartphones in hand, aspiring diesel technicians are quickly finding their best opportunities online in a hot market clamoring for their attention, but wrenching skills for some compared to rookie techs ten years ago may be lacking.
September 13, 2022
Dealer, tech school team up to cultivate technicians
Heavy-duty service providers continue to show their creativity with new ways to create technician pipelines into our industry.
July 28, 2022
Mack and Volvo showcase new tech training center
With two new trucks has come a new training center for the Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks Academies.
June 21, 2022
CCJ updates its State of Diesel Technicians report
CCJ surveyed parts and service technicians around the country about salary information, job satisfaction, training and more. See what they had to say as the industry stares down a historical shortage of skilled repair persons.
June 1, 2022
TMC introduces EV tech training task force to write RP
TMC has started development of a recommended practice for electric vehicle technician training that hopes to include guidance regarding battery service, testing, charging, shipping and handling, tool requirements and more.
September 13, 2021
An expert's take on the Top 3 maintenance pain points
The trucking industry's Top 3 maintenance pain points have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 22, 2021
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
ATA President and CEO was on a panel of industry reps during a hearing Wednesday of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Spear outlined some of trucking's biggest headwinds, including highway congestion, parking and more.
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Trucksmiths embracing change
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
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2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report
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