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The Demand for Diesel Truck Technicians in NJ

September 21st, 2021

Technician working on diesel truck engine pulling on glovesIndustries around the world depend on diesel truck technicians to keep their lines of transportation and machinery running. Diesel truck technicians are in high demand, with plenty of room to grow over several decades. At Pennco Tech, we can help you launch your career in diesel technology or enhance your career with specialized training. Our trade school in Blackwood, NJ can help you find a rewarding career in the New Jersey diesel truck technician industry.

What Is a Diesel Truck Technician?

A diesel truck technician diagnoses, services, maintains, and repairs diesel-powered vehicles. Diesel engines power a wide range of buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles in every industry. They are ideal for heavy-duty industrial work due to their durability, reliability, and longevity. Diesel engines burn fuel more efficiently than gasoline engines. They wear slower and require more frequent maintenance, making diesel the preferred fuel type in various demanding industries.

There is a growing demand for diesel truck technicians in NJ, including diesel truck mechanics, mobile diesel service technicians, and heavy diesel technicians that work on construction and mining equipment.

Growing Opportunities for Diesel Truck Technicians in NJ

Diesel trucks are prevalent in commercial and industrial transportation. The industries that depend on diesel trucks face a growing demand for diesel technicians. The retirement of experienced diesel truck technicians, changing technologies, and the number of diesel truck fleets currently in service ensure stable opportunities for diesel truck technicians.

The demand for tech-savvy diesel truck technicians grows as modern diesel trucks integrate computer systems. Diesel trucks will continue to be a standard in commercial and industrial applications. Clean diesel fleets also grow to meet local fuel and emission standards.

How to Become a Diesel Truck Technician

Diesel trucks have been around for a relatively long time, but new technology makes a technician’s career fast-paced. Diesel truck technicians need to have hands-on experience in the latest diesel engine technologies from leading brands like Cummins and International.

Pennco Tech’s diesel technology program provides the knowledge and skills from hands-on experience to help students succeed. We provide training to help graduates find entry-level positions. We also help students with experience in automotive and diesel fields advance their career opportunities by providing new skills and experiences.

Pennco Tech’s Diesel Technology Program

Students enrolled in Pennco Tech’s diesel technology program will learn diesel engine diagnosis, repair, and overhauling from our experienced instructors. Our open enrollment is constant, allowing students to begin learning and gaining experience in diesel technology any time of the year. We accept students out of high school or college looking to start their careers, along with students looking to enhance their careers with new skills.

Our students receive hands-on training in diesel technology, working on diesel trucks, buses, and other vehicles. But we don’t stop there.  We support our students on their career journey through our Lifetime Career Assistance, helping with resume writing, interviewing techniques, and professional development workshops. We also hold career fairs to help our students meet local and national leaders in the industry.

“Diesel technicians are in high demand here at Pennco Tech.  Our phones are constantly ringing with employers looking to hire our diesel technician graduates. This is a great time to enroll in this program for a career in a high-demand field,” said Denise Hartman, Director of Career Services at the Blackwood Campus.

Grow Your Trade Career With Pennco Tech

Whether you are looking to start a career in the diesel technology industry or enhance your career with hands-on experience in the leading diesel technologies, Pennco Tech’s diesel technology program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed. The demand for diesel truck technicians continues to grow and allows ambitious students to find a rewarding career with room for growth.

Pennco Tech’s diesel technology program in Blackwood, NJ is only minutes from downtown Philadelphia and Interstate Route 295. We are also a short commute from Mercer County, including Trenton, Hamilton, and Bordentown, NJ. Contact us or visit our Blackwood, NJ campus to speak with an advisor about career opportunities for diesel truck technicians in NJ with Pennco Tech today.

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