FOX 8: GTCC DIESEL TECH PROGRAM FILLS VITAL INDUSTRY NEED

Keeping the 21st Century big rig on the road takes a specialized technician.

“Trucking is the backbone of the American economy you can’t sell product if you can’t get product into the consumer’s hands,” said Tommy Wilson, shop manager at Epes Transport in Greensboro.

Technicians are the brains behind fixing the trucks, and according to Bill Yokley, a diesel instructor at GTCC, the industry is short about 60,000 technicians nationally.