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You’ve more than likely heard about the possible upcoming driver shortage. It turns out the trucking industry should be worried about another type of shortage. According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, there approximately 3,500 diesel truck technicians coming out of technical schools each year. That will not be enough to keep up with the job growth expected and the large hit the industry is expected to hit by the Baby Boomer retirees.

The number of open positions for automotive technicians is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the automotive repair maintenance industry is expected to add 237,500 new jobs and have a 30% growth rate through 2020. Via cdllife.com

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