The HD Repair Forum is dedicated to serving those involved in the collision repair work of heavy- & medium- duty vehicles in classes 4 – 8; including tractors, trailers, buses, and delivery, emergency, & recreational vehicles (RVs).
The commercial, transportation, and fleet vehicle markets are evolving. New vehicle technologies, advancement in material usage, fuel resources, and other influences have created a diverse set of challenges in the heavy-duty and medium-duty collision repair industry.
At the HD Repair Forum, we emphasize the collaboration of all industry stakeholders and provide unique and forward thinking opportunities for education, communication, and collaboration. Our resources create bridges between gaps in the industry, facilitate safe and efficient repair processes, and create business development opportunities for all.
Our network consists of collision repair facilities, vehicle manufacturers, technology providers, insurance agents, independent appraisers, educators, equipment and service suppliers, and topic experts.
Our events and resources provide the information on the latest news, industry trends, business tips, repair tactics, and best practices and are relevant for:
As experts in making coatings, chances are you’re only ever a few feet from one of our products. Active in over 150 countries, we’ve set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries. AkzoNobel Commercial Vehicles is a leading supplier of paints and services to OEM and builders, commercial vehicle, refinish and industrial markets around the world. Our Sikkens Autocoat BT and U-TECH brands are focused on delivering simplicity and value to the commercial vehicle market.
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For decades Imron® has been part of your journey. Our durable coatings protect your vehicle mile after mile. The world’s largest selling commercial vehicle coating formulated to meet the toughest conditions on the road. Trusted by every Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturers in North America to meet exacting standards of durability, protection and brilliant color. Unrivaled leadership creating a legacy of quality that you have come to trust. When it comes to protecting your investment… Trust the leader.
Evercoat, part of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Global Body Repair Division, has been trusted by body repair professionals for nearly 70 years and our commitment to quality and ease of application has established Evercoat as the number one preferred filler brand in North America and other global markets. Evercoat remains an innovation leader in the industry, holding over 35 U.S. and foreign patents, and was first to market with many patented technologies including: Rage®, the first stain-free body filler, and Rage Ultra™, the first filler using environmentally friendly, ECORESIN™. More recently, Evercoat launched Rage® OPTEX® color-change filler and putty, and its new Light Speed™ system with LED curing technology.
For repair facilities, Entegral’s platform allows you to accentuate your shop’s capabilities and services to repair referral companies such as Insurers and OEMs. Highlight your business by joining an established community of collision repair specialists, allowing you to maximize your operational performance – all at no cost! The benefits of being a part of the Entegral Network Management community are:
Since 1979, SCA’s Specialty Division has been an industry leader in Heavy Truck and Equipment Material Damage Appraisal. With a nationwide network of H/E Certified Appraisers combined with an internal staff of H/E Experts, SCA maintains a level of appraisal accuracy and quality unequalled in the industry. SCA’s H/E appraisal precision is achieved through their nationwide utilization of the AdjustRite Commercial Estimating System, their rigorous quality assurance review process by internal H/E Experts and their continuous involvement in the H/E community. The leading commercial insurers recognize SCA Specialty Division as a true authority in Heavy Truck and Equipment Material Damage Appraisal.
3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the automotive, heavy-duty truck, and commercial vehicle collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new.
Family-owned and customer-driven since 1994. Automann has become a leading distributor for heavy duty truck and trailer parts. Automann offers more than 40,000 parts across 18 product categories consisting of Automann branded products and a growing portfolio of leading brand names. These products are stocked in six strategically located distribution centers across North America, (4) in the US and (2) in Canada totaling more than 1.4 million sq. ft. of warehousing. Automann works with its extensive distributor network to help garages, fleets and end users get quality replacement parts quickly at exceptional values to limit downtime.
Bee Line manufactures Wheel Alignment, On-truck Tire Balancing and Frame Correction Equipment for Heavy Duty Trucks and Trailers. Located in Bettendorf, Iowa USA, Bee Line designs, manufactures and sells a variety of cutting edge products while providing unparalleled training and customer service to its valuable clients around the world.
Bee Line provides a complete solution with equipment that measures and corrects caster and camber – resulting in TOTAL wheel alignment, along with heavy duty truck frame correction equipment that includes exclusive optical frame assessment capabilities.
The Company remains relentlessly committed to continuous technological advancement to support the ever-changing HD industry.
Celette offers collision repair products of superior accuracy & efficiency 1953.
Serving the Car, Light Truck and Heavy Truck Collision Repair industry for over 70 years with Measuring, Pulling, Frame Equipment as well as Welding, Cutting and Dent Pulling.
Chief offers an extensive line of Heavy-Duty collision repair equipment, including frame machines, electronic measuring systems, steel and aluminum welding, HD riveting, aluminum repair and wheel service equipment. If you’re currently sending work to other shops, it’s costing you more than if you expanded to offer these services at your facility Why not turn that time and expense into your own shop’s profits? With Chief’s HD line of repair equipment, your shop can now take on that work, controlling the repair and reducing cycle times. Take the first step into Heavy-Duty collision repair with Chief.
Over 50 years of proven performance in the truck and bus Industries. Fleetrite® provides quality parts for all vehicles, makes and models to customers at competitive prices. This extends beyond International trucks to include 24 other makes and models across segments including but not limited to heavy-duty, bus, and on-highway.
• Fleetrite parts are sold at more than 700 authorized locations across North America.
• Every part is OEM aftermarket quality approved, and is covered by a one-year parts and labor warranty when installed at an authorized location. Fleetrite part numbers are specified on the truck as it travels down the factory line. We call this “first fit.” The Fleetrite first fit products were reviewed and tested to the point that our engineers, buyers and factory agreed they are TOP of the line part
A leading manufacturer of paint booths and finishing technology, Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) provides manufacturers and collision centers around the globe with equipment and services that improve shop productivity and paint finish quality. With an extensive history in the finishing industry, GFS is experienced at designing and building high-quality finishing equipment for refinishing cars, trucks and large vehicles such as semis, buses and RVs. The majority of GFS’ products are made in the U.S. at their 340,000-square-foot facility in Osseo, Wisconsin. Precision engineered and manufactured of heavy-duty materials, GFS paint booths and finishing equipment are designed to last many years.
Hunter Engineering Company® is the leader in wheel alignment systems, vehicle inspection systems, wheel balancers, tire changers, vehicle lifts and brake lathes. Hunter’s wide range of passenger car and truck service equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world. Hunter designs and builds service equipment right here in the USA, with manufacturing facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, Durant, Mississippi and two in Raymond, Mississippi.
I-CAR® is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing every person in the collision repair industry the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.
Formed in 1979 out of a collaboration across the six segments of the collision repair Inter-Industry, I-CAR serves – and is represented by – all of these various segments. They include:
I-CAR’s focus is to provide everyone involved in collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-recognized education, knowledge, and technical solutions. The organization also encourages and supports ongoing conversations that impact collision repair.
KECO Body Repair Products is passionate about the vehicle collision industry. Glue Pull Repair (GPR) is our business and making the least invasive and most efficient repairs within the collision and paintless dent repair (PDR) industries drives our innovation. Based in Oklahoma City, KECO’s team manufactures a broad range of innovative GPR tools, with superior quality, for the most discerning professional technicians.
With over 60 years of manufacturing expertise, unrivaled post-purchase support, and advanced training options, we deliver the best customer experience available and products guaranteed for life. KECO is here to help YOU (the technician) do your best repairs with the most comprehensive line of GPR and PDR tools available today.
For over 70 years Kent Automotive has supplied North American collision repair with high-performance and OEM-approved maintenance and repair products such as: adhesives, sealers, chemicals, body hardware, cutting tools, abrasives, safety and electrical products – the type of products you use every day in your shop. While you may know us for our comprehensive line of products, we also offer tools and expertise that help you run a more profitable business.
LKQ Heavy Truck is America’s largest source for new, recycled, reconditioned, and rebuilt parts. We service many makes and models of class 5-8 trucks. At LKQ Heavy Truck, we have the parts you’re looking for at the prices you need and the quality to give you peace of mind.
Mitchell International, Inc., an Enlyte company, delivers smart solutions to the auto insurance and collision repair markets. With deep industry expertise and advanced technology, we enable our customers to succeed in today’s ever-changing environment.
Mitchell Cloud Estimating TruckMax, our latest solution, streamlines the appraisal process for collision-damaged medium- and heavy-duty trucks by providing:
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Norton offers the most powerful and precise solutions for the Heavy Duty Truck, Fleet, and Automotive Aftermarkets. By working closely with our end-users and distributing partners, we design and provide customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety. Norton is the leading brand of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, with more than 135 years of experience in manufacturing. We are committed to providing access to our experts’ knowledge whenever you need it. Whether it is through our ongoing training programs, or through on-line expert articles, you can stay up-to-date with Norton where and when you need it. Bring us your abrasive challenges, we have solutions!
When the focus is on heavy-duty vehicle finishes and repair, PPG offers the most comprehensive and reliable array of proven technologies, total color solutions and best-in-class service in the industry. And a solid PPG commitment to continuous innovation in every aspect of heavy-duty vehicle finishes and repair. Choose wisely. Learn more about PPG.
The Automotive Finishes division of Sherwin-Williams delivers advanced paint technology and business management solutions to automotive and fleet refinishers, and interior original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Engineered to provide uncompromised asset protection, our global brand portfolio grants enterprise-wide consistency and uniformity, streamlining the coatings process. Our time-tested industry expertise and unparalleled service and training programs help customers improve their finishing operations – reducing cycle times and increasing profitability. With company-owned branches across the world, our exceptional distribution platform enables customers to seal their reputations as prompt solution providers in their respective industries.
TEXA has been committed to supporting the trucking industry for 20 years. This dedication is proven through our constant innovation in the products we manufacture and services we provide. Whether it’s eTRUCK, which allows drivers and fleet managers to remote in and force regen on their trucks, reducing downtime and unclogging the DPF filters, or our ADAS solution, dedicated to cameras and laser devices, which are essential for the alignment and calibration of the ADAS systems.
Veritas Administrators, your primary resource for heavy equipment claims expertise. We are a nationwide third-party administrator that specializes in the heavy equipment, trucking, and transportation space. Over the past 12 years, we have built expert teams of adjusters and specialists that have years of industry experience in towing invoice resolution, damage appraisals, cargo handling, salvage, and subrogation recovery. We also handle the claims that come along with damaged heavy equipment, including property, theft, bodily injury, and hazmat. Veritas brings a level of quality and expertise not often found with other IAs and TPAs. When you need something better, choose Veritas.
BodyShop Business is the ultimate information source for the collision repair industry. It is dedicated to empowering shop owners with the knowledge they need to run successful businesses. BodyShop Business provides not only business management information and market trend analysis, but also technical content, breaking news and the latest products for collision repairers. It’s committed to helping collision repair shop owners improve their efficiency, profitability and repair quality by delivering top-notch content both digitally and in print.
Trucks, Parts, Service is the only media entity in the trucking industry that caters exclusively to dealer and independent aftermarket professionals. With a focus on business solutions, technical information and the latest new equipment and product information, TPS informs its readers on how to strengthen their partnerships with customers and keep their companies thriving in an increasingly challenging marketplace.