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Heavy Duty Repair Forum

The HD Repair Forum is bringing its 2020 event content straight to your desk!

Episodes 5 & 6 still to come – Dates TBA
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* Note that most episodes cover two separate topics
Episode 1
Robots on the Road: Outlook for Automated Trucking
Richard Bishop of Bishop Consulting and active member of the American Trucking Association reviews the activity of automated trucking in North America and abroad, while delivering insight on how and when it will impact the heavy-duty collision repair industry.
Results Shared from the HD Repair Forum’s First Annual Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Industry Study
John Webb brings attendees insight into the statistical data gathered concerning in the heavy-duty collision repair industry in the second half of this episode.

Episode 2
Achieving Code Compliance & Maximizing ROI in Your Paint Shop
Troy Volbrecht of Global Finishing Solutions breaks down the importance of code compliance for your refinishing equipment. Register for this webinar to find out how to be compliant, incorporate safety, and drive efficiency and profitability through the paint department.
Leveraging Repair Procedures During the Repair Process
John Spoto of 3M will illustrate how OEM repair processes and procedures used in the automotive industry can be applied to commercial vehicles. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of researching repair information and the positive impact it can have on repair quality, efficiency, and profitability.

Episode 3
Evolve Your Business to Keep up with ADAS Equipped Vehicles
Is your business evolving to keep up with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) equipped vehicles? Today’s heavy-duty (HD) vehicles can include blind spot monitoring systems, radar/lidar systems, and trailer sensing systems. A network of technology that has turned a seemingly simple repair complex. The HD collision repair industry needs to evolve and adapt to changing repair processes, on things like steering gears and windshields, or be left behind. Attendees can expect to receive practical expert knowledge and recommendations as to what you should and should not do when you are faced with insuring, estimating, or repairing one of these ADAS equipped vehicles. Join Jim Barber, Director of Fleet Sales & Service for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, on this month’s heavy-duty collision repair webinar and gain a greater understanding as to how these integrated technologies work on the vehicle, with each other, and where you can find information to perform a safe and proper repair.

Episode 4
How VMRS and Standardization Can Help the HD Collision Repair Industry
Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) is a universal coding system implemented by fleets and service providers across North America. The industry may benefit by integrating the system into regular use. Expect to receive an overview of the various use cases of the VMRS codes, including for the collision repair industry, and further understand the communication benefits VMRS can provide within your organizations and with your customers.
Additional Data Shared from First Annual HD Collision Industry Study
The second half of the HD Repair Forum’s First Annual Industry Study is ready to be shared! Join the last half of this webinar with TenPoint Complete as we continue to share interesting perspectives and insights on this benchmark heavy-duty collision repair industry data.