The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and the Heavy Duty Repair Forum (HDRF) has agreed to co-locate its fall events at the 2021 TMC Fall Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition this September in Cleveland. The HDRF is the largest conference solely dedicated to the heavy-duty collision repair industry, the group says, and this announcement will mark the first time the event has co-located with another industry event. HD Repair Forum President and Co-Founder Brian Nessen also said HDRF will now be held twice a year with a spring and fall format moving forward at venues and dates to be announced.
“Our attendees have asked for a bi-annual event almost since our inaugural event, and for this year, our advisory board suggested we consider co-locating with another industry event as we move back to in-person conferences,” he said. “Co-locating with TMC was a natural fit considering many of our advisory board members are regular attendees and supporters of the TMC events and supporters of their efforts to improve the industry.”
As a result of co-locating with the TMC, Repair Forum attendees and partners will have an opportunity to attend the Council’s technical exhibition, educational sessions and meetings, as well as the many events surrounding the National Technician Skills Competition, TMCSuperTech 2021. TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting will be held Sept. 12-16 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland. The HD Repair Forum will take place Sept. 15-16, with a schedule of events and registration information coming soon. Click here to learn more about TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting.