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HD Repair Forum to Host Webinar on HD Truck Technology

The HD Repair Forum announced it will host a two-part online program July 16 at 11 a.m. CDT that will provide insight on the most current technology in today’s heavy trucks and what challenges the industry will face, the first in a series of webinars designed to provide attendees with important information about the heavy-duty industry in a condensed format. The program will also present the results from a recent survey of the HD collision repair industry.

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The first half of episode 1 will feature Richard Bishop, second vice chair of the American Trucking Association’s Automated Driving Study Group. His expertise in vehicle automation will provide attendees with insight on “Robots on the Road: An Outlook for Automated Trucking.” Four key operational settings for goods movement – controlled environments, streets, resource roads and highway – will be discussed. Also, some of the larger implications and key challenges automation is bringing to the industry, including impacts on estimates.

The second 30 minutes of this webinar will take a look at the results from the HD Repair Forum’s First Annual Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Industry Study. John Webb, president of TenPoint Complete, will share perspectives and insights on this benchmark data, which will include a look at some of the most recent effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers of the HD Repair Forum understand the need for the industry to remain connected during this challenging time. Although face-to-face meetings may not be possible in the coming weeks or months, industry advancement should not stop.

“These webinars are the first of their kind, specifically geared towards the HD collision industry,” said Brian Nessen, president of the HD Repair Forum. “We look forward to providing our constituents industry-wide information in these digital formats. We care about this industry, and we’re committed to bringing these businesses repair information, networking, education and training opportunities, as well as the resources needed to run a successful collision repair business.”

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Registration is free. To register, click here. Time for Q&A is planned at the end of each presentation. The HD Repair Forum would like to thank the sponsors for their continued support of the industry and for making this program possible.

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