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Become a Heavy-Duty Truck Technician for a Promising Career

A Career with Job Security

The construction and industrial industries use big equipment, and they need on-site technicians to keep these monster vehicles working. Or, you can find work in a service center that also specializes in repairs for heavy-duty equipment, such as we do at Michigan Truck and Equipment Sales (MTE). 

There are some steps you need to take to become a skilled, heavy truck technician. With advanced technology, education is imperative. Technology delivers advanced diagnostic equipment and tools, as well as advanced technology components and parts in the latest equipment coming off the assembly lines. 

Where to Begin a School Search?

If you're ready to put the time into becoming a heavy-duty diesel truck technician, you will find an exciting career that is waiting for you. is a great reference to look at a detailed description what a heavy equipment mechanic does daily. offers information that can lead to finding a school that will prepare you to be a heavy-duty diesel truck technician. lists colleges across the United States that are known for their Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician courses. 

Kent Career Tech Center's Diesel & Heavy Equipment Program is right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This technical center offers "a 2-year program where students learn operations and engines both years. Students will also learn welding, preventive maintenance, hydraulics, and electrical" in this Diesel & Heavy Equipment Program.

What is ASE and How to Become ASE Certified

National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) lays out how you become ASE Certified. "In addition to passing an ASE Certification test, automotive technicians must have two years of on the job training or one year of on the job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification.

Michigan Truck & Equipment Sales: Staffed with ASE Certified Technicians

At Michigan Truck & Equipment Sales, we are proud to employ factory-trained ASE Certified technicians, and we offer the best in repairs and service in the construction and truck industries. Along with our highly-skilled technicians, we are a Napa Truck Service Center. You know you have the best over-the-road warranty on qualifying repairs.

If you're looking for dependable service and reliable, pre-owned semi-trucks, trailers, and construction equipment, we sell all makes and models. Find out more about our dynamic operation located in Grand Rapids, MI, near US 131 and M-6. 

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