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Road to Green: Are You Focused on the Future?

Posted By: Robert (Bob) Greenwood, AMAM.

Everyone acknowledges the rapid changes taking place in the Heavy Duty Aftermarket but are you addressing the following? The new business measurement which includes revenue breakdowns involving a minimum of …
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AkzoNobel’s Heavy-duty 20 Group to Co-locate with HD Repair Forum

The HD Repair Forum (HDRF) is pleased to announce that AkzoNobel has confirmed they will host their spring 20 Group meeting the week of April 9, in conjunction with the …
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Paint Booth Lighting for Better Quality Paint Jobs

Posted By: Global Finishing Solutions. You can connect with Global Finishing Solutions here.

When considering what goes into a quality paint job, we often think of the quality of the prep job, airflow and filtration in the booth, skill of the painter and …
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Road to Green: A 10% Increase in Shop Productivity Makes More Sense Than a 10% Discount on Supplier Parts

Too many HD parts suppliers always approach the HD service shop owner discussing the parts price issue of what they offer, and then they wonder why the shop owner is …
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Road to Green: HD Shop Business Management Skills Is a Development Process… Not Another Seminar or Sales Course

Heavy Duty Shop operators from coast to coast are experiencing challenges like no other era ever seen before in our industry. Consider the level of development of HD vehicle technology …
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Road to Green: Manage Your Working Day With Three Vital Rules

Posted By: Robert (Bob) Greenwood, AMAM.

Let’s face it many heavy duty shop owners have a tendency to overcomplicate their day-to-day function, which in turn can lead to a stressed, unprofitable, business. It appears the longer …
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K&R Truck Sales Relies on 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division for a Cleaner, More Efficient Shop

For nearly 30 years, K&R Truck Sales owner Ed Reitman has known only one way to service and repair trucks — the right way. And that’s why he relies on …
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Preventing Corroision After Collision Repairs Protects Profits, Performance for the Long Haul

When a truck or commercial vehicle is manufactured, preventative measures are taken to resist corrosion over the life of that vehicle. These preventative measures come in the form of primers, …
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An Introduction to Paint Booth Filters & Maintenance

Posted By: Ronnie Guindon. You can connect with Ronnie Guindon here.

The filters you choose for your truck refinish paint booth ? and how well you maintain them ? can have a direct impact on everything from booth efficiency and paint …
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Road to Green: HD Vehicle Technology Will Change Labor Measurement

Posted By: Robert (Bob) Greenwood, AMAM.

The progression of heavy duty vehicle technology will make a dramatic difference in measuring a typical HD service shop business. The HD aftermarket will have to relearn this portion of …
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