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Heavy Duty Repair Forum

HD Repair Forum’s Webinar Series features six-episodes of valuable content and information for the heavy- & medium-duty collision repair industry

Episode 6
The RV Segment’s Collision Repair Challenges & Avoiding Costly Compliance Issues in the Refinishing Department

This two-part webinar episode will look at challenges facing repairers of RVs and discuss EPA compliance requirements in refinishing departments of motor vehicles.

The RV Segment’s Collision Repair Challenges
Ron Kuehn, President, Collision Business Solutions
Recreational vehicle sales are at historic levels, and much in part due to the pandemic, travel therein is on the rise. Shop owners have been challenged with how to repair these vehicles for years and rarely know where to find the answers. With an increased level of accident frequency and minimal guidance for repair being provided, the struggle to get travelers back on the road persists. In the first part of this webinar…Read more here

Avoiding Costly Compliance Issues in the Refinishing Department
Tony Pendola, Ombudsman, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
In the second part of this webinar, Tony Pendola of the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program will inform attendees about a new tool that will help most refinish shops avoid costly compliance issuesRead more here

Episode 5 is still available on demand for a limited time, see below.

Episode 5 – Adhesive Applications – Proper Use and Common Mistakes
Adhesives are all-around us in heavy-duty collision repair. With a variety of adhesives to choose from, understanding proper preparation, application processes, and evaluating when things go ary can get overwhelming. In this one hour webinar, Doug Craig of Parker Lord will provide information on adhesives that will enable straightforward, quality repairs. Attendees can expect a review of the various types of adhesives in the market and why they are used. Also to be discussed are several simple “tricks” to be aware of, regardless of the product you are using in the adhesives arena. Although this topic can get complicated, Craig promises to deliver the material in a clear-cut and understandable manner.

Episode 1 – On Demand Access Expired
Robots on the Road: Outlook for Automated Trucking

Results Shared from the HD Repair Forum’s First Annual Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Industry Study

Episode 2 – On Demand Access Expired
Achieving Code Compliance & Maximizing ROI in Your Paint Shop
Leveraging Repair Procedures During the Repair Process

Episode 3 – On Demand Access Expired
Evolve Your Business to Keep up with ADAS Equipped Vehicles

Episode 4 – On Demand Access Expired
How VMRS and Standardization Can Help the HD Collision Repair Industry
Additional Data Shared from First Annual HD Collision Industry Study

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