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Heavy Duty Repair Forum

Welcome to the Heavy- & Medium Duty Collision Repair Industry’s Information Resource

The HD Repair Forum is dedicated to serving those involved in the collision repair work of heavy- & medium- duty vehicles. Our efforts focus primarily on classes 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and includes tractors, trailers, buses, and delivery, emergency, & recreational vehicles.


As the commercial and transportation vehicle market continues to evolve in new vehicle technologies, materials, and a diverse choice of energy sources, the collision repair industry is experiencing an expansion of repair demands in an already challenging environment.

At the HD Repair Forum our efforts look to bridge existing gaps in industry communication, collaboration, equipment, and education offerings, with the goal of facilitating safe and efficient repair processes for the heavy- & medium-duty industry as a whole.

Our network of collision repair facilities, vehicle manufacturers, industry experts, insurance agents, independent appraisers, educators, and equipment and service suppliers provides the heavy-and medium-duty collision repair industry with the information and networking opportunities needed to develop an educated, efficient, and collaborative industry.

Our events and resources provide space for the latest news, industry trends, business tips, repair tactics, and best practices to surface and become the norm. We enable:

  • OEMs to reach collision repair facilities looking to improve cycle times, repair processes, overall repair performance, and industry-wide uptime
  • Shop owners of heavy- & medium-duty collision repair facilities to gain unique access to informative discussions, news articles, and networking opportunities
  • Managers to discover useful information for production improvements, human resource and leadership guidance, as well as understand the latest advancements in available tooling and equipment.
  • Estimators, educators, and insurance professionals to discover the latest trends, best practices, and easily find resources for safe and proper vehicle repair.
  • Technicians to have the opportunity to learn the latest repair demands and techniques from manufacturers and industry experts.

Getting involved with the HD Repair Forum positions industry businesses for growth by providing industry information and market intelligence for business opportunities, enabling network opportunities with important business partners, and fostering conversations that address important challenges in heavy- and medium-duty collision repair.

Sign Up & Connect with the Heavy- & Medium-Duty Collision Repair Industry:

  • Two annual conferences, taking place in the spring and fall
  • A monthly e-newsletter delivering industry news & information right to your desk
  • Webinars with business management tools, industry information, and helpful repair procedures
  • Videos showing tips and techniques that will help your business
  • Dedicated social channels for the HD/MD repair community to share & discuss

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