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Old 12-09-2007, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by saagmom View Post

I currently live in Northwest Arizona (high desert) and want to eventually move to Kentucky. Kentucky just seems so beautiful to me. Also, the temps and the four seasons are a big plus to me. Over all, the lifestyle seems less hectic. I'm sure in the big cities life can get hectic, but that is why I am interested in the smaller cities/ towns.

Anyway, there has been a lot of talk about how it is hard to find a job. What I would like to know about is the trucking industry. My husband is a diesel mechanic (a good one, I might add) and would like to eventually teach/ train in that field. Does anyone have any information about that area in Kentucky? Any info would be appreciated.

The state has a community college/tech system that offers courses/training in that area. UPS has its largest hub in Louisville so there is a pretty steady demand there. Not sure how often that jobs turns over as some probably stick around for the benefits.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:52 PM
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Check out the State website for the area you are interested in.....Ky Dept of Transportation, or Tn Dept of Transportation......may be called something different in every state, I know by experience since I worked 10yrs for the state in the Equipment shop that they are always looking for diesel mechanics. They usually hire thru their website! So if you look for the specific state site, you will not only find mechanics wanted for the equipment shop but also for other type of shops related to the state, county and city....Try those for starters! If you can't find them DM me and I will look them up for you and give you the websites I find.
They have super good benefits...including retirement, plus whopper health insurance policies, and the pay is very good too. The mechanics do well there! Like I said also try the City, and the County sites for the preferable state, he might find something there.......!
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