Much like any other form of technology, the engines and systems that run diesel trucks will become more and more complex as time moves forward - not to mention the increased demand in delivery vehicles as exceeding amounts of people order goods online. Virtually everything we purchase has traveled on a diesel truck at some point in its journey to you.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 278,800 diesel technicians working in the United States in 2016, but between 40-50% of those technicians will retire by 2030. At least 200,000 technicians will be needed over the next 10 years just to keep pace with current demand. This leaves us with two things: a huge shortage of trained diesel technicians, and a great career opportunity for anyone entering the diesel technician industry.