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TMC TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS — JANUARY 2024

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Technology & Maintenance Council
S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group

TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS — JANUARY 2024

 

SUMMARY

TMC’s S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group conducted an online survey of approximately 500 TMC Fleet Executive level members and 100 Service Provide Corporate level members in the fourth quarter of 2023. Of these, 28 company representatives responded.

Most respondents were from Motor Carriers or Service Providers. About 48 percent were motor carrier representatives; 22 percent were service provider representatives. About 18 percent reported operations at a national level.

Fleet size ranged considerably across respondents. Number of technicians employed ranged considerably from a low of four (4) to a high of 450. About 46 percent of respondents reported operating between 1-5 maintenance shops.

About 25 percent of respondents said at least half of their technicians have attended a diesel training program. Ninety-two percent said less than a quarter of their technicians have attained ASE certification. Hourly rates for entry-level technicians ranged from $19 to $35.

 

TMC TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS — FEBRUARY 2017

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Technology & Maintenance Council
S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group

 

TMC TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS

SUMMARY

TMC’s S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group conducted an online survey of approximately 500 TMC Fleet Executive level members and 100 Service Provide Corporate level members. Of these, 34 company representatives responded.

Most respondents were from Motor Carriers or Service Providers. About 38 percent were motor carrier representatives; 32 percent were service provider representatives. About 42 percent reported operations at a national level.

Fleet size ranged considerably across respondents. Number of technicians employed ranged considerably from a low of four (4) to a high of 750. About 54 percent of respondents reported operating between 1-5 maintenance shops.

About 35 percent of respondents said at least half of their technicians have attended a diesel training program. More than 70 percent said less than a quarter of their technicians have attained ASE certification. Hourly rates for entry-level technicians ranged from $12 to $25. Highest hourly rates ranged from about $22 to $36.

Average Standard Repair Times (SRT) for 103 Commonly Performed Labor Tasks in Fleet and Service Provider Operations (2023)

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ABSTRACT

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has released its latest “Fleet & Service Provider Average Standard Repair Time (SRT) Survey,” which was administered in the second half of 2023. The purpose of the study was to aid in establishing baseline repair times that will improve shop productivity and profitability. This is the fifth year that TMC has conducted the survey, providing a four-year comparison of year-to-year SRT data.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 3 Member Survey (2023) Report

Sixty-five individual TMC Fleet Executive level members responded to TMC’s “Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 3 Member Survey,” which was administered in May and June 2023. The purpose of the study was to gather intelligence required for American Trucking Associations,Inc. (ATA) to offer a comprehensive response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GHG Phase 3 proposal. The survey consisted of 25 questions, covering fleet demographics, experience with battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, as well as any future plans the responding fleets may have regarding these technologies and the infrastructure that supports them. The majority of those responding indicated little or no experience with either BEVs or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Of those that did report experience, a majority reported being either greatly dissatisfied or dissatisfied with respect to range, charging times and cost.

Average Standard Repair Times (SRT) for 98 Commonly Performed Labor Tasks in Fleet and Service Provider Operations (2022)

Thirty-four TMC member fleet and service provider members responded to TMC’s fourth “Fleet & Service Provider Average Standard Repair Time (SRT) Survey,” which was administered in the second half of 2022. The purpose of the study was to aid in establishing baseline repair times that will improve shop productivity and profitability. This is the fourth year that TMC has conducted the survey, providing a three-year comparison of year-to-year SRT data.

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Incidence of Component Damage Due to Heavy-Duty Oil & Hydraulic Leakage

ABSTRACT
Based upon reports that premature seal deterioration and component leakage related to heavy-duty cycle hydraulic fluids and/or engine oils may be more severe than in past experience, TMC conducted a survey of its fleet and service provider members to determine if action is required to help equipment users avoid truck failures with pump seals, wiring harnesses and other components.

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