How to grow your own truck technicians

How to grow your own truck technicians

The world at large might be crowing about the labor shortage, but in the trucking industry, it’s just another day. Be it drivers or diesel truck technicians, good help has been hard to find for as long as many of us can remember. Complaining about it isn’t going to fix it (though it is fun to do). So if you’re having trouble finding technicians, the next best option is to grow it. Or maybe it’s the first best option.

That’s the impression I got talking with Dave Bloom, owner, Pine Aire Truck Service, and Chris Scully, director, Drive University. Bloom recently penned a story for us that provided fantastic advice for becoming the truck shop leader you want to be, but I needed to know more. A big takeaway from Bloom’s story was that a leader needs to empower others to lead–but how do you do that? Bloom and Scully provided outstanding advice and perspective in how to grow your own technicians in the video above. Don’t miss it.

No script? No plan? No problem. Welcome to Fleet Equipment Unscripted—the video interview series that connects you with the greatest minds in the heavy-duty trucking world.

Bookmark the Fleet Equipment Unscripted page to catch all of our Unscripted episodes, and subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here to have the latest news and in-depth trucking stories delivered straight to your inbox.

Fleet Equipment Unscripted is sponsored by Hendrickson.

You May Also Like

Cal Ganda’s Continental journey: From manufacturing to aftermarket leadership

As Head of Aftermarket Distribution at ContiTech Industrial Solutions Americas, Cal embodies servitude leadership, prioritizing team success and customer-centricity.

Cal Ganda’s path from Zimbabwe to leading aftermarket distribution at Continental’s ContiTech Group is a testament to seizing opportunities and embracing change. Arriving in the U.S. in 1998 for university, he ventured into food manufacturing post-graduation before diving into consulting.

A chance encounter with Continental during a consulting project in Mexico led Cal to discover an opportunity in tire assembly supervision in Charlotte. This marked the beginning of his journey with Continental, where he embraced various roles, from tire assembly to logistics and process engineering.

The first 100 chargers in the nationwide commercial EV charging network

Greenlane discusses the big wins and challenges ahead for its L.A. to Las Vegas EV charging corridor.

greenlane-charging-network-1400
Keeping it custom: Peterbilt Model 589 new accessory options

The interior, exterior and lighting packages for the Model 589 available exclusively through Peterbilt’s 425+ dealer locations.

peterbilt-model-589-1400
How many LED lights can be out to consider a trailer light out-of-service?

Even one is too many for safety minded fleets who like to keep their trailers rolling productively.

peterson-trailer-lighting-telematics-TMC-1000
Truck tires: From mounting and balancing to alignment and tread depth

Effective tire maintenance with the right equipment ensures fleet operations remain productive and profitable.

hunter-TMC-Unscripted-1400

Other Posts

Tesla talks Semi: ‘Now is the time to scale’

We now have an official answer to the question: What’s up with the Tesla Semi?

Tesla-Semi-1400
ACT Expo 2024 kicks off

Day one keynote speeches came from executives at Volvo, Tesla, and more.

Battling spring’s unwanted guests: keeping mice out of trucks

Mice find hidden areas inside trucks to call home, but these pests can cause untold damage during their stay. How can you keep them out?

Generic-truck-Fleet-Fight-Mouse-1
Advanced safety technologies: A tool in driver acceptance

As ADAS technology continues to advance, driver education on vehicle safety technologies becomes ever more critical.