The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase traveled to the West Coast to visit automotive technical schools and area R+L Carriers Service Centers. Our goal was to provide current automotive students the opportunity to spend time with R+L Carriers recruiters and mechanics as well as show appreciation for our customers and employees. Many diesel mechanic students wonder what it will be like to work for a large transportation company like R+L Carriers, and we’re there to help.
Check out the many opportunities for diesel mechanic jobs at R+L Carriers if you’d like to learn more too!
Here’s a wrap up of our time on the west coast.
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Our team visited two Universal Technical Institute campuses in Phoenix, AZ, and Sacramento, CA. The core programs at UTI include Automotive, Diesel, and Welding. The school has made a name for themselves in the transportation industry boasting 12 total campuses across the U.S. and 200,000 graduates in over 50 years. Our mechanics and recruiters talked to students about the transportation industry and career opportunities at R+L Carriers Service Centers near their campus. Students in Sacramento had the opportunity to meet and talk to our Sacramento Service Center Shop Foreman and UTI – Sacramento graduate, Johnny. Shop Foreman is a supervisor position in the mechanic field, so it was great for students to see the career path and career opportunities for mechanics at R+L Carriers.
Arizona Automotive Institute
This was our first visit to Arizona Automotive Institute. AAI offers courses in Automotive Service Technology, Combination Welding, Diesel – Heavy Truck, and HVAC and Basic Refrigeration. For more than 45 years, AAI has been a resource for students from all backgrounds to become certified in automotive careers. Our mechanics and recruiters wanted to make this visit beneficial to the students, so we shared the ins and outs of being a mechanic in the transportation industry.
Portland Automotive College
Diesel Day at Portland Community College promotes hands-on learning sessions for students who wish to find out what today’s Diesel Technicians do in the field. The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase participated this year and it was great to see so many students interested in learning more about becoming a diesel technician. Students were able to tour our interactive hauler to learn more about R+L Carriers and the transportation industry as well as talk to our mechanics and recruiters about mechanic careers. Bennett, a new mechanic at R+L Carriers and current Portland Community College student attended the event as well as Shop Lead Kris. They were able to provide insight into the life of a mechanic to students.
Customer and Employee Open House
We wanted to show appreciation for our employees on the West Coast since we were in the area. Our Customer and Employee Open House was a perfect way to do that. Our Service Centers in Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, and Sacramento, CA enjoyed a fun afternoon with the Hometown Showcase hauler. Sales Executives were also able to invite their customers to the Service Center to show their appreciation to them too.
Our time on the West Coast was great! The weather was beautiful, the students were able to build on their education of the mechanic and transportation industry, and our employees were able to feel appreciated and have fun. If you are interested in working for R+L Carriers, visit our Career Center to view our opportunities nationwide.