By Jena Williams

A recent article in Transport Topics discusses the expected shortage of diesel mechanics and suggests the best and most effective methods of finding and hiring them.

Qualified diesel technicians are getting harder to find, a situation the transportation trade press has lamented for the past decade with headlines such as “Who Will Fix Your Trucks?”

Ironically, as the diesel technician labor pool shrinks, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an 11% growth in demand for their services, with graduation rates of certified diesel mechanics falling considerably short of that… read more

Even more important than recruiting new mechanics is to take good care of the ones you’ve got. Here are some publications produced by TIRES on safety training for mechanics.

What tips have we missed? Do you have any to share with the industry?