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Diesel Mechanics

Tips for Entry

Participate in a general auto maintenance workshop to get practice working on real cars and learn from instructors.

Read trade magazine such as Land Line ( and Overdrive ( to learn what's new in the trucking industry.

Work part time at an auto repair shop or dealership to become familiar with the work environment and watch mechanics on the job.

While in high school, take automotive and shop classes, as well as mathematics, English, and computer classes.

Have your shop teacher or school counselor help you schedule an information interview with an experienced diesel mechanic to learn more about the job.

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