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Expanded Heavy Truck Technicians Apprenticeships to Fill 28,000 Jobs

 28,000 Heavy Truck Technician Jobs to Fill The truck driver shortage isn't the only labor shortfall facing the transportation industry in 2018. The number of skilled technicians who keep the fleets rolling is also far below ...

Truck Driver Wages Predicted to Increase 30-40%

Troubling News for Carriers Could be Good News For Drivers The driver shortage continues to gather steam as the trucking industry faces the perfect storm of events in 2018. The industry is expecting a shortage of 50,000 ...

Kenworth's Legacy Dates to 1912

Kenworth is one of America's oldest and best-known truck brands. Today, the Paccar subsidiary is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. Founded More than a Century Ago Kenworth started out as a ...

Heavy Truck and Diesel Technicians

While many Heavy Truck Technicians learn their skills on the job after receiving a high school diploma, employers  frequently choose applicants with postsecondary training in diesel repair. In addition, an industry ...

Cummins Debuts Electric Truck Cab in Advance of Tesla Announcement

With Tesla scheduled to debut a Class 8 electric truck in Hawthorne, California, on October 26th, few imagined that diesel specialist Cummins would grab center stage with its own entry in the electric truck derby. At the end ...

Walmart vs. Amazon: Who Will Win

Walmart and Amazon are titans at war.  Each company makes moves in order to get an advantage over the other, which can have a major impact the US economy.  This has led to some very desperate maneuvers from one particular ...

Truck Sales Up in Preparation for ELD Capacity Crunch?

Class 8 July Retail Sales Up 8.7% Class 8 truck sales rose by 8.7% in July, providing the trucking industry with its first year over year gain since 2015, according to this article by Roger Gilroy at Transport ...

Important Leasing Terms You Should Know

If you're thinking about leasing a heavy truck, it's important for you to understand certain terminology before you sign a contract. Here are some key leasing terms every fleet manager should know before leasing a ...

What Do Hurricanes Do to the Trucking Industry?

The trucking and transportation industry is particularly susceptible to weather emergencies, and that has ramifications on other industries that depend on timely, secure deliveries. FTR is reporting a high likelihood of ...

What Are Some of the Hidden Factors in Your Truck's Total Operating Cost?

KPMG recently estimated the average total cost of ownership (TCO) for operating a semi-truck at 41 to 59 cents per mile per truck for carriers. While some of the components are easier to break down, such as a semi-trucks fuel ...
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