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HD Repair Forum Advisory Board Plans Fall Conference

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July 11, 2022, Katy, Texas – Advisory board members representing heavy- and medium-duty collision repair shops from across North America met with HD Repair Forum’s event organizers. They discussed the current state of the industry and identified topics and speakers for a Fall conference. Topics such as repairing electric vehicles, technicians and staffing shortages, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will be some of the many highlights of the only event solely dedicated to the collision repair industry.

The event will take place on Monday, September 26th and Tuesday, September 27th and co-located with the American Trucking Associations© (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2022 Fall Meeting. HD Repair Forum attendees will be able to take full advantage of this unique opportunity and attend the council meetings focused on collision repair.

This is the second time the HD Repair Forum will hold their conference in conjunction with TMC. The first time was in the fall of 2021, and the results and feedback from industry stakeholders was overwhelmingly positive. Ray Chatfield, owner of Truck Collision Services in Michigan stated, “It gave supporters of both events an opportunity to network with other industry leaders and learn more about the challenges and opportunities to drive positive change.”

Registration to the HD Repair Forum is separate from TMC’s 2022 Fall Meeting and will open later this month. To receive event information and industry news, sign up for the HD Repair Forum’s e-communication here.

 

About HD Repair Group
HD Repair Group offers a dedicated source of focused-information for those involved in collision repair work of heavy-duty, medium-duty, commercial, and non-commercial vehicles in classes 4 – 8. This community is where industry stakeholders, such as shop owners, company executives, managers, technicians, estimators, and others can network with industry peers and find the latest news, tips, trends, and best practices in the heavy- and medium-duty collision repair marketplace. The HD Repair Group serves this industry in numerous ways including hosting conferences, distributing a monthly e-newsletter, hosting webinars, videos, social channels, and more.

About Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC)
By providing leadership support and opportunities to collaborate, TMC helps members develop the industry’s best practices that address the critical truck technology and maintenance issues that have the greatest impact on truck fleets. For more than 60 years, TMC’s member-driven Recommended Maintenance and Engineering Practices have been setting the standards that help trucking companies specify and maintain their fleets more effectively. Follow TMC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. TMC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward

PPG Automotive Refinish Commercial Coatings Products – COMMERCIAL COATINGS PPG – to conduct live webinar on PPG ADJUSTRITE commercial estimating system for RVs

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Session on HD Repair Forum will present functions, benefits of system

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – July 7, 2022 — PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it will conduct a live webinar on August 3 at 12pm to highlight the exclusive benefits of its PPG ADJUSTRITE™ commercial estimating system for recreational vehicle (RV) repairs. The session will be presented by HD Repair Forum, which is an information source for those involved in collision repair of heavy- and medium-duty vehicles, including tractors, trailers, buses and RVs.

The PPG AdjustRite system features an extensive database of RV repair information that includes Class A motor homes, Class C motor homes, fifth wheel trailers and travel trailers. The system provides a unique ability to quickly generate detailed and accurate RV collision repair estimates that can be shared electronically.

“Given the complexity and huge number of RV chassis variables on the market, the PPG AdjustRite system is an attractive asset for repair facilities and claims operations,” said Doug Orr, PPG AdjustRite manager, Automotive Refinish. “Anyone looking to streamline the RV repair estimating process will definitely want to attend this event.”

Orr will conduct the one-hour presentation, which will include how to load an RV database, prepare a detailed estimate, use linear and dimensional body and paint calculators, and apply logic (overhaul, overlap, included operations, additional operations and add-on parts). Orr will close out the event with a Q&A session.

To participate in the live webinar, visit the HD Repair Forum registration page .

For more information about the PPG AdjustRite commercial estimating system for RVs, visit www.adjustrite.com or call 941-391-1001.