What Schooling to you Need to be a Heavy Duty Mechanic?

Heavy duty mechanics maintain, service, and repair heavy duty machines and vehicles used in transportation, construction, or farming industries. Examples include semi-trucks, bulldozers, buses, tractors, and cranes. Their primary duties include diagnosing parts, testing components, making repairs, and replacing parts. The nature of their work is characterized by heavy lifting, working in awkward positions, and

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Learning How to be an Auto Mechanic: Is It Right for Me?

Automotive technicians are professionals who examine, troubleshoot, repair and maintain various types of vehicles, including privately owned and commercial vehicles. Their work generally involves fixing worn brake pads or wheel bearing, changing or repairing tires, giving tune-ups, changing oil, and completing inspections. In established companies, automotive technicians may specialize in a single mode of expertise

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How Hard is Learning HVAC: How Can I Succeed in School?

Our world is livable and more comfortable thanks to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Because nearly every indoor space depends on HVAC systems to regulate temperature, cleanliness, and humidity of indoor air, HVAC specialists are much in demand. What does it take to become a trained HVAC technician? How book-smart do you need to

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What is it Like to be a Female Truck Driver?

Although women truckers aren’t the novelty they were a few decades ago, they still represent only a small percentage of all long distance truck drivers at just 6 percent. Women do find some challenges in this industry, but for those who like to drive the big rigs, there are some definite advantages to getting a

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