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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 20:31

Support Shown for Heavy-Duty Repair Industry via Education Program at 2020 HD Repair Forum

Educational sessions featuring business management, leadership, and technical information take stage during the only event solely dedicated to the heavy-duty collision repair industry.

Companies supporting education in the industry like 3M, Bendix, Chief, Diesel Laptops, Enterprise, GFS, I-CAR, and many others highlight the afternoon agenda at the third annual HD Repair Forum.

The HD Repair Forum’s education program is geared towards providing executives, owners, managers, and leaders of companies within the industry with actionable information that can be used in their respective business.

HD Repair Forum Advisory board member, Rodney Rowland of Lakeside Trucks states, “The combination of high level technical, leadership, and business management information immediately pays dividends in my shop. The knowledge I have gained, and will gain at this year’s event allows me to better prepare my business for the future.”

All stakeholders, including insurers, independent appraisers, collision repairers, shop owners, OEM’s, information providers, and others allied to the field are encouraged to attend these sessions. Each educational session is designed to be short and impactful, with most classes being sixty minutes in length and a few taking ninety minutes.


“Aside from networking, one of the most valuable aspects of this event is the knowledge gained. The event provides a diverse set of classes that can be applied to personal growth or business improvement.” HD Repair Forum Advisory board member, Ed Rietman of K&R Truck Sales explains. “Employee development and management is always top of mind, and this years’ program will not disappoint.”


Registration to the event is open. Registration fee includes all training classes, as well as breakfast and lunch on both days, and a welcome reception sponsored by PDA on Tuesday night. Additional registration information can be found at www.hdrepairforum.com/register To discover additional companies, insurers, and equipment & service providers that are supporting this industry go to: www.hdrepairforum.com/sponsors To see a complete list of speakers, content, and education programs visit: www.hdrepairforum.com/agenda

HD Repair Group offers a dedicated source of focused information for those involved in collision repair work for heavy-duty/commercial vehicles, primarily in classes 5, 6, 7, and 8. This community is where shop owners, executives, managers, technicians, estimators, and other industry stakeholders will find the latest news, tips, tactics, trends and best practices in the heavy-duty collision repair industry. The HD Repair Group offers numerous ways of delivering this information including an annual conference, a monthly e-newsletter, webinars, videos, and social channels for networking.

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