TechForce Says Shortage Of Vehicle Technicians Has Worsened

The TechForce Foundation has released a Transportation Technician Supply & Demand Report indicating that the transportation technician shortage has worsened. The new report supplements the foundation’s previous reporting, adjusting prior projections to reflect new research from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Citing both increasing demand for professional techs and a declining supply of new techs entering the industry, the update concludes that the technician shortage is increasing in severity despite a slight uptick in new post-secondary degrees and certificates for future diesel technicians.