July 8, 2013
Over the last several years, the North American commercial truck aftermarket has seen a slow pilgrimage of its technicians into retirement.
Veteran techs are retiring at such a rate that their old positions can’t be filled fast enough, leaving behind a technician shortage more serious than the aftermarket has ever seen.
And that deficit is growing by the year.
“40-50 percent of our technicians will retire in the next 15 years,” Thomas M. James, president and CEO of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, says.
In a report posted to our sister site, Successful Dealer, Lucas Deal explores the challenges in finding, training and keeping good and qualified technicians.
Click here to read the full article.