The HD Repair Forum will host its second annual conference for the heavy-duty collision repair industry on April 2-3, 2019, in Fort Worth Texas.


The second conference will take place at the Hilton Forth Worth and feature discussions on industry repair standards as well as provide relevant training and education for shop owners and managers. The discussions will include OEM participation.

“The inaugural HD Repair Forum was a success,” said Brian Nessen, co-founder of the HD Repair Forum. “Our goal was to bring the decision makers and influencers of the industry together with the hope of helping drive improvement for all industry stakeholders.”

At last year’s conference, executives from Navistar and Peterbilt discussed their new vehicle technology and the challenges repairers will face in the future. Attendees were able to share, learn, and network with the leadership in the heavy-duty collision repair industry.

The show also includes a vendor expo to bring visibility to supporting organizations that are committed to serving the industry.

“Our goal is simple,” said Nessen. “Provide heavy-duty collision repairers with an avenue to collaborate with the key influencers in their business. Vehicle manufacturers, insurers, independent appraisers, information providers, tool & equipment suppliers, paint manufacturers, and paint body & equipment suppliers are welcome.”

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