Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
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Overview
Diesel service technicians (also known as diesel technicians) and mechanics inspect, repair, and overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engine.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists are expected to grow by 9%, and should have about 28,500 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
The likelihood of autmoation for ${title} is near the middle of all careers' likelihoods.
Workforce size
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, with 278,800 workers, form a larger workforce than 83% of careers.
Education
Only 3% of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
Fewer bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists have bachelor's degrees than 95% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for 52% of all other jobs is higher than the middle salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists.
This job's median $47KAll jobs' median $39K$47K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 1% of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists -- that's a smaller percentage than 97% of other jobs.
Gender of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, the median men's salary was 13% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 13% of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists are minority, and 11% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (11%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 45% of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, and 64% have company-sponsored health insurance (14% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Exposed to Contaminants (89%)
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings (80%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment (75%)
  • Time Pressure (64%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (58%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (53%)
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (47%)
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration (42%)
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions (38%)
  • Consequence of Error (35%)
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Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. We first show the full salary distribution for all bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists (ACS)
Private for-profit (75.4%)
Private not-for-profit (1.8%)
Local government (8.5%)
State government (3.3%)
Federal government (6.1%)
Self-employed incorporated (1.8%)
Self-employed not incorporated (3.2%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses.
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Distribution: Salaries of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS.
$47K$81K$52K$47K$48K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists and gender

With 1% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 97% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
Men (99%)
Women (1%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, with the median salary for men 13% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$38K$43K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists have one of the middle percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job higher than that for 35% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a smaller percentage of minority bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists than for 79% of other careers. As with minority workers, there is also a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
White (83% )
Black (8% )
Other (4% )
Asian (2% )
Multiracial (2% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
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Distribution: Salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by nativity
$42K$44K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists typically hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists.

Education attained by bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent. High school or postsecondary courses in automotive repair, electronics, and mathematics provide a strong educational background for a career as a diesel technician.

Some employers prefer to hire workers with postsecondary education in diesel engine repair. Many community colleges and trade and vocational schools offer certificate or degree programs in diesel engine repair.

These degree programs mix classroom instruction with hands-on training and include learning the basics of diesel technology, repair techniques and equipment, and practical exercises. Students also learn how to interpret technical manuals and electronic diagnostic reports.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for diesel and other automotive service technicians and mechanics. Although not required, this certification demonstrates a diesel technician’s competence and experience to potential employers and clients, and often brings higher pay.

Diesel technicians may be certified in specific repair areas, such as drivetrains, electronic systems, and preventative maintenance and inspection. To earn certification, technicians must have 2 years of work experience and pass one or more ASE exams. To remain certified, diesel technicians must pass a recertification exam every 5 years.

Many diesel technicians are required to have a commercial driver’s license so that they may test-drive buses and large trucks.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists? Below we see the distribution of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$40K$43K$45K$47K$48K$41K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KNone (12%)High School (46%)Some College (25%)Associate's Degree (14%)Bachelor's Degree (3%)Master's Degree (0%)
Certificate/degree pathways

The Department of Education recommends the following college degree programs as preparation for this career. You can click a program row to learn more about the program and explore a list of schools that offer the program.

Program
Education
Education level of awarded degrees
Less than bachelor's
bachelor's degree
Higher than bachelor's
Gender
Gender of graduates
Men
Women
Race/Origin
Race/origin of graduates
White
Minority
International
Number of degrees awarded in 2017
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
10,216
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
2,603
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

What jobs will most bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialistsAutomotive service technicians and mechanicsHeavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanicsDriver/sales workers and truck driversIndustrial and refractory machinery mechanicsMaintenance and repair workersManagers (specialized areas)Small engine mechanics
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 5 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists as well as 1% of respondents after working as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
Maintenance and repair workers
155,500
$0$200K$42K
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
78,200
$0$200K$36K
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics
20,400
$0$200K$51K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

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Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Hand laborers and freight, stock, and material movers
389,900
$0$200K$28K
1.0%
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
1.6%
Maintenance and repair workers
155,500
$0$200K$42K
3.1%
Construction laborers
153,300
$0$200K$30K
1.1%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
1.0%
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
78,200
$0$200K$36K
11.1%
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
28,500
$0$200K$43K
48.9%
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics
20,400
$0$200K$51K
3.9%
No occupation
4.7%
Read about bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Diesel service technicians and mechanics typically do the following:

  • Consult with customers,  read work orders, and determine work required
  • Plan work procedures, using technical charts and manuals
  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Read and interpret diagnostic test results to identify mechanical problems
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Test-drive vehicles to ensure that they run smoothly

Because of their efficiency and durability, diesel engines have become the standard in powering trucks and buses. Other heavy vehicles and mobile equipment, including bulldozers and cranes, also are powered by diesel engines, as are many commercial boats and some passenger vehicles and pickups.

Diesel technicians make major and minor engine repairs, and work on a vehicle’s electrical and exhaust systems to comply with pollution regulations.

Diesel engine maintenance and repair is becoming more complex as engines and other components use more electronic systems to control their operation. For example, fuel injection and engine timing systems rely on microprocessors to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize harmful emissions. In most shops, workers often use hand-held or laptop computers to diagnose problems and adjust engine functions.

Diesel technicians also use a variety of power and machine tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, grinding machines, and welding equipment. Hand tools, including pliers, sockets and ratchets, and screwdrivers, are commonly used.

Employers typically provide expensive power tools and computerized equipment, but workers generally acquire their own hand tools over time.

Technicians and mechanics who work primarily on automobiles are described in the profile on automotive service technicians and mechanics.

Technicians and mechanics who work primarily on farm equipment, construction vehicles, and railcars, are described in the profile on heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians.

Technicians and mechanics who work primarily on motorboats, motorcycles, and small all-terrain vehicles are described in the small engine mechanics profile.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Customer-service skills
Diesel technicians frequently discuss automotive problems and necessary repairs with their customers. They must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.
Detail oriented
Diesel technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing engines and components, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments and other easy-to-miss causes.
Dexterity
Mechanics need a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination for many tasks, such as disassembling engine parts, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools.
Mechanical skills
Diesel technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often disassemble major parts for repairs, and they must be able to put them back together properly.
Organizational skills
Diesel technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and accountability for parts.
Physical strength
Diesel technicians often lift heavy parts and tools, such as exhaust system components and pneumatic wrenches.
Troubleshooting skills
Diesel technicians use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) for 52% of all other jobs were higher than the median (middle) salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists are anticipated to grow by 9% over the next decade, which is faster growth than is predicted for 57% of other jobs.

The projected employment for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

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Number of Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information.

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In-state comparisions
Median salary
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BLS
Median salary ratio: Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists to all workers (BLS)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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