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Heavy Duty Repair Forum

The HD Repair Forum’s 2021 event has taken place on September 15th & 16th, as an in-person event in Cleveland, Ohio.

The HD Repair Forum conferences are the only events solely dedicated to the heavy-duty & medium collision repair industry. These events deliver insightful education, information on the latest on technological advancements, and empowering networking opportunities.

At the HD Repair Forum, attendees have the unique opportunity to gather and network with leaders, executives, and peers in the heavy- and medium-duty collision repair industry. Our conference agendas focus on exploring and discussing common challenges and discovering paths to preparation, resolution, and greater success.

This event and its sessions were geared towards company executives, shop owners, managers, company leaders, educators, service providers and equipment vendors.

Our 2021 fall event was co-locating with the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council fall meeting. While both events take place at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, entry into both events required separate registrations.

The HD Repair Forum began on Wednesday at 8 a.m and ends Thursday at noon. Following are useful links with additional information on the program agenda, our event speakers, and valuable equipment and service providers to discover.

HD Repair Forum 2021 – Cleveland, Ohio on September 15 &16th
Thank You 2021 Sponsors

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Over 49 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 parts.


Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financial services.


AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re within reach of one of our products. Our world-class portfolio of brands in North America include – Sikkens, Lesonal, Wanda, Dynacoat, Modern Classikk, Sikkens Autocoat BT, U-TECH and Grip-Gard. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Axalta Coating Systems - Break Sponsor


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 6 of 7 major Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturers 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.

Celette North America

Celette offers collision repair products of superior accuracy & efficiency. For over 60 years, we have been evolving alongside OEM Manufactures, adhering to the industry’s changes in safety & materials, striving to develop repair options that are quick & easy.  Come see why our systems are so highly recommended by OEMs & other industry experts.

Enterprise Holdings

Entegral is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider and owner of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car® brand. Entegral has been built from the ground up to solve specific challenges across the automotive claims ecosystem — from insurers, OEMs, fleet providers and body shops to industry partners like I-CAR® and asTech®.

For repair facilities, Entegral offers solutions to help:

  • Track and implement network SOP’s
  • Measure and assess shop performance.
  • Highlight HD, MD, RV and Specialty capabilities
  • Gain visibility with insurers and OEM’s at FNOL
  • Market shop to expand repair networks
  • An so much more…

For more information about benefits for repair facilities visit:

ITW Evercoat

Evercoat began as Fibre-Glass Evercoat in 1953, when our first formulations were developed in Cincinnati and sold throughout the US, primarily to the marine market.

Today, Evercoat’s heavy investment in technology has allowed us to be the first to market with many leading products. Rage® was the first stain-free body filler, Optex® with its color-changing technology and Rage Ultra™, which is the first filler using Eco Resin™, an environmentally friendly resin which also provides superior sanding capabilities. Now we lead the industry in the use of “green” technology.  Evercoat Products produce a quality collision repair, every time, everywhere.

SCA Claim Services

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-run & customer-focused since 1994, Automann has evolved into the leading distributor of HD truck & trailer parts. With more than 30,000 active part numbers across 17 categories, ranging from Body & Cabin components, Suspension, Steering & just about everything in between.

We sell to regional warehouse distributors, truck/ trailer dealers and specialty repair shops throughout the US, Canada & abroad.  We operate 4 strategically located USA distribution centers in Monroe Township NJ (HQ), New Lennox IL, Arlington TX & Ontario CA. Also serving the Canadian market is Automann Heavy Duty Canada with two strategic locations in Brampton, ON & Edmonton, AB.

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.


I-CAR® is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing 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:

  • Collision repair
  • Insurance
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Education, training and research
  • Tools, equipment and supply
  • Related industry services

I-CAR’s focus is to provide everyone involved in collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-recognized training solutions. The organization also encourages and supports ongoing conversations that impact collision repair.


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. PPG offerings include:

– The DELFLEET®  family of products feature a demonstrated ability to meet the quality and performance demands of the commercial truck, bus and body builder repair/refinish segments;
– The unique AdjustRite® online commercial estimating system;
– Advanced, easy-to-use color-matching tools and compact mixing schemes;
– Expertise in enhancing collision center productivity and efficiency;
– The industry’s most extensive and accessible training and support programs.

And a solid PPG commitment to continuous innovation in every aspect of heavy-duty vehicle finishes and repair. Choose wisely. Learn more about PPG.

BodyShop Business

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

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.