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Night-Shift Work is Great

Night-Shift Diesel Mechanic? Yes, Please!

At On The Road Truck Repair & Service, we provide a unique service for our customers – attending to their vehicles when it’s convenient for them—you know, during the night-shift when they aren’t working. That’s right. Preventive maintenance, diagnostics, repairs, you name it, we take care of it all overnight so our customers can hit the ground running in the morning. This isn’t only good for our customers. For me, being a night-shift diesel mechanic is great!

I love my job as a diesel mechanic – figuring out what’s wrong with a truck and fixing it is what I enjoy – and even better, I love working the night-shift. Let me tell you why.

I get to do my job uninterrupted.

That’s right, I get to work at my pace without distractions – no customers coming in, no boss hovering over me. We work in two-person teams, and really do have a great partnership. Once we talk with the boss, we know what needs to be done, and we do it. And the more I get done during my shift, the more money I have in my pocket.

I love a challenge.

And because it’s just me and my partner on the scene, I get to learn new skills, which is great. We can figure out faster, more efficient ways of doing things, and I’m always adding to my knowledge. That’s important. When I know more, I can better help our customers, my boss trusts me more, and I become more confident.

I have a ton of flexibility with my schedule.

Night-Shift work provides some beautiful sightsBeing a night-shift diesel mechanic, my days are free, so I don’t have to take a vacation day or time off just to go to the dentist, take care of something that can only be done during “normal business hours,” or take care of my kid when she has a day off from school or is sick. While my family’s sleeping, I’m working, which means that when I’m sleeping they’re at work or school. I get to spend all the time I want with them when they get home.

I avoid the usual “workman’s blues” thanks to the night-shift.

You know, like sitting in rush-hour traffic and dreading Monday morning. Working at night means I don’t have to sit in traffic with everyone else, and I don’t have to spend my Sunday worrying about getting up early to slog it out Monday.

When you put it all together, how could a diesel mechanic not enjoy working the nigh-shift schedule! So if you’re looking for a change, if you want more freedom, or if you just want to do what you already love doing, check out On The Road Truck Repair. We’re a 100% mobile company that services fleets of trucks on-site or between hauls, deploying a team of experienced, career-driven mechanics, and we’re expanding! If you’re in VA, MD, OH, NC, SC, GA, KY, TN, LA, or MS, we want to hear from you. Explore our night-shift diesel mechanic openings by clicking here.