The inaugural HD Repair Forum kicked off today in Ft. Worth, Texas, with more than 180 heavy-duty repair facilities in attendance who are interested in improving the industry. Event organizer Brian Nessen stated that the mission of the group going forward is to “share ideas and improve the industry.”
Dan Risley was the moderator for the day. Subjects covered today included:
- The future of technology in the heavy-duty space, Derek Kaufman/Schwartz Advisors
- Panel discussions on the challenges relating to insurance as well as estimating
- The future of Peterbilt products, Bill Kahn, principal engineer of Peterbilt
Afternoon education sessions covered cycle time, pre- and post-repair scanning, measuring, labor laws, balancing, and financial analysis for growth.
Enthusiasm for the future of this group is very high, and the second day promises to be just as exciting with sessions on heavy-duty welding, hybrid repair, telematics and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).
For more information on this new group and event, email Brian Nessen at [email protected].