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HD Repair Forum’s 2020 Event Designed to Prepare Industry Leaders for Change and Growth

The 2020 HD Repair Forum is in full swing and the momentum continues to build for the only gathering solely dedicated to the heavy-duty collision repair industry. The 3rd edition …
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2020 HD Repair Forum Opens Sponsorship Positions

Plans for the third annual HD Repair Forum have been confirmed. The 2020 event is scheduled for March 24-25 at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. Registration is now open …
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Registration Opens for the 3rd Annual HD Repair Forum

Registration for the HD Repair Forum is now open. Last year’s event experienced a forty percent increase in attendance and has quickly established itself as the can’t-miss event for the …
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Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Gaining Attention and Support

Collision repair is a segment of the transportation industry that does not get a lot of attention. Historically, there has been a lack of training, information, and support. For many …
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Customer Satisfaction Measurement – How to Use it in the Shop

In our last installment, we asked- somewhat tongue-in-cheek- Does Customer Satisfaction Exist? The premise being, how do we define “customer” today when HD owners, fleet managers, OE’s and insurance companies …
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NPO Dedicated to Increasing Women’s Presence in the Trucking Industry Hits Conference Attendance Record

Posted By: Jennie Lenk.

Companies and individuals from across the trucking industry gathered in Dallas, TX in early October for the Women in Trucking’s ever-growing Accelerate! conference.  Over the course of three days, more …
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Examining Infrared Drying Solutions For Your Prep Area

When examining solutions to increase production in the paint shop, all the emphasis is placed on the paint booth. The paint booth is the most noticeable piece of equipment in …
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Customer Satisfaction Measurements Should Be a Priority

Does customer satisfaction exist? No. Not in the HD repair industry, anyway. There are too many players, too many constituents, too many people that are not “customers” that influence the …
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The Demystification of M&A – Part 4.a. SOPs in M&A

Posted By: John Walcher.

In our previous articles, we broke down the numerous motivations from both a buyer’s and a seller’s perspective morn considering a merger or acquisition (“M&A”). Now it’s time to look …
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Heavy-Duty Truck Repair Provides Limitless Opportunities to Rural Business

In 2002, Chris Lindstrom started Practical Applications, a specialty manure handling and spreading business in Durand, Wisconsin. He managed a fleet of semis and truck-mounted spreaders designed to handle any …
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