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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 13:10

The Complexities of Truck Collision Repair

Written by Susan L. Hodges, Transport Topics
Chris Sterwerf and his father, Dennis Sterwerf, founder of Fairfield Auto and Truck Service, stand next to their shop's repair-planning computer. Chris Sterwerf and his father, Dennis Sterwerf, founder of Fairfield Auto and Truck Service, stand next to their shop's repair-planning computer. Fairfield Auto and Truck Service

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Liao said Decisiv’s platform integrates with truck management systems to pull up a truck’s service history, warranties, repair notes and manufacturer details and put them all in one place.

 

“And if a truck is broken down on the highway, the platform can gather the truck’s history and telematics information that’s entered into the system and tell you which dealers are nearby with availability of space, parts and technicians,” she said.

 

Meanwhile, TMC’s task forces are starting their work. Sterwerf chairs the HD Collision Repair Guidelines task force.

 

“The goal is to improve safety for the driver, fellow motorists and technicians,” he said. “The more we have in black and white, the better.”

 

Fassett of Al’s Automotive and Truck Service Center chairs the HD Collision Repair Roadmap task force. Kolea of ­PennFleet Corp. is a member of both.

 

This article originally appeared in Transport Topics, www.ttnews.com, and is re-used by permission. Copyright © Transport Topics, ATA Inc.


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