Many transportation fleets begin the process of preparing their trucks for winter in November, a process known as “winterizing.” However, the practice of winterizing your truck should take place all throughout the winter months, not just in November.
It’s no secret that a technician shortage is plaguing the fleet transportation industry about as much as the driver shortage. According to the American Trucking Associations, there is a driver deficit of roughly 60,800 today, and that number could top 160,000 over the next decade. For technicians, the need is just as great. According to the Department of Labor, approximately 67,000 technicians are needed to replace retired workers, and 75,000 new mechanics will need to be added to meet demand by 2022.