Learning to leverage
- Finding ways to close the "skills gap". Kilcarr, Sean // Fleet Owner Blog;11/ 5/2013, p8
The article discusses the skills gap issue in the trucking industry in 2013. Particular focus is given to truck technicians who are forced to be computer literate and use electronic devices to perform their jobs. Details of the 2013 Skills and Employment Trends Survey conducted by global...
- Take action: remedy the technician shortage. Pennington, D. Michael // Fleet Equipment;May2011, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p10
The article focuses on the issue of the shortage of commercial vehicle technicians within the trucking industries in the U.S. It highlights the in-depth study entitled "Disappearing Workforce: Strategies for Avoiding a Future Limited Resources," by Preston Ingalls and Eric Gearhart which...
- There is still a shortage. Dorn, Robert // Fleet Equipment;Feb2006, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p56
The article focuses on the problem of engine suppliers and fleet equipment manufacturers with the shortage of skilled workers in the U.S. Most of the companies requiring technical skilled workers were the ones affected with the downsizing. The problem of the heavy truck industry lies in the...
- Service tech shortage is a pricing problem in disguise. Grandy, Tom // Reeves Journal: Plumbing, Heating, Cooling;Jan2000, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p18
Focuses on the shortage of qualified service technicians in the United States. Impact of the shortage on the entire trades sector; Primary cause of the labor shortage problem; Information about the benefits package offered by employers to service technicians.
- The Technician Shortage and One Person's Solution. Powell, Peter // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;07/03/2000, Vol. 210 Issue 10, p19
Reports on the shortage of qualified refrigeration technicians in the United States. Technician background; Need for contractors to go into high schools and community colleges to promote refrigeration industry.
- 1975 Technicians Need. // Training & Development Journal;Feb68, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p61
Forecasts the number of technicians needed in the U.S. in 1975. Projected need representing an increase of 77 percent from the 1963 employment level.
- The three Rs. Molla, Tony // Fleet Equipment;Oct2009, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p13
The article offers the author's views on how trucking companies in the U.S. can keep their current technician workforce happy and productive. The author notes that companies must recruit an experienced automobile technician in order to accelerate the technician's learning curve. He states that...
- Partnering up to tackle the technician shortage. Kilcarr, Sean // Fleet Owner Blog;8/20/2014, p2
The article discusses how U.S. trucking industry stakeholders are adopting partnering to tackle the issue of technician shortage. Topics discussed include the estimate of the U.S. Department of Labor that there will be 1.4 million jobs in the diesel, automotive, motorcycle and marine industries...
- New Video Overlooks Big Industry Negatives. STOTTS, DALE // Power Equipment Trade;Dec2014, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p38
This article discusses the shortage of new, younger service technicians in the U.S. power equipment industry and the need for future technicians to know the downsides with the industry. Topics discussed include the video titled "Student Career Recruitment" released by the Equipment & Engine...