there are tons of ways to work on grease smashers. I prefer the fleet side of it vrs the service side. some type of certificate will help you get in the door anywhere. doesn't mean your an idiot without it, it just shows your trainable. ASE certs are nice and you can get those on your own. books cost $150. start out pay is gonna most likely be low. you will probably be a greaser watching and learning someone more experienced. tools are expensive! your never done buying them. Ide advise you to start somewhere that specializes in what you enjoy. that ways you can grow a specific skill set and not just be a generic wrench. be a bad *** in an area and knowledgeable in the field. you will be happier and get paid more.
day in day out customer complaints and their trucks get old
working on your own fleet is much less......... bitchy.......
I once had a semi come in the shop that a bunch of arab decent folks were driving. they had cut a whole in the sleeper and were using that as a toilet so they never had to stop. NASTY! people are gross. consider that when you are laying in their filth replacing a treadle valve.
the performance side of the diesel world is by far and away the fun part. jobs however are extremely few compared to the much much larger heavy side. on the performance side you get to work on clean things and make big horse powers. on the heavy side you throw test lights and go home with busted knuckles.
Last edited by turbo2332; 04-06-2017 at 10:47 AM.