Recruiting and retaining diesel technicians has been an issue for a long time in the trucking industry. More than likely, it started way back when the heavy-duty truck was first put to use. In fact, many dealers and service shops have likely felt a similar way.
Recruiting Technicians to Repair and Maintain Electric Vehicles
Tesla Semi trucks will need the support infrastructure for service and charging. This will occur as Tesla is readying to eventually deliver its first production Tesla Semi trucks to its customers. It is also looking for techs for its own use of Tesla Semi trucks. This is going on while the automaker does plan to support its customers. The company is also looking for techs for its own use of Tesla Semi trucks.
Recruiting Positions for Service Techs
Posting positions for service techs on Linkedin, Tesla wrote: “If you have experience in Class 8 service and are passonate about Tesla and its mission: please apply! You will play a critical role to develop the best truck ever!”
Can Money Alone Solve the Problems of Finding Qualified Techs?
Yes money can solve alot of problems. Elon Musk is worth $1 billion 150 times over. But the question is: what makes Tesla think it can find these techs while the trucking industry has struggled to develop reliable pipeline of talent for years?
24,500 Openings in the Trucking Industry Each Year
According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), they reported approximately 24,500 openings are expecting each year, on the average, between 2019 and 2029. In fact, most of those openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations. In fact, more specifically, the BLS reports about 7,600 of those openings each year, on average, are expected to come from labor force exits. These include retirements, and about 15,900 of the openings each year are due to be from workers transferring to other occupations.