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Chronic shortage of service techs threatens dealership profits


08/20/2018

The chronic shortage of service technicians is growing even more acute, threatening dealership profits from fixed operations.

Body shops also facing acute tech shortage
8/20/2018
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More dealerships are creating initiatives to hire, train and retain techs
8/20/2018
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