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Heavy Truck Estimating 

Heavy truck equipment can be difficult to estimate for a number of reasons. Loss of use, parts availability, depreciation, options, customization packages and nomenclature differences are only some of the reasons. This one-week seminar focuses on semi-tractors, trailers, dump and other specialty hauling vehicles. Know what you are looking at and understand choices of repair to enable accurate estimate writing. FVTC has a fleet of diversely configured trucks to identify and estimate. Communication between insurance appraisers and repair shops is difficult without understanding vehicle design, nomenclature, and repair and parts options. Participants are empowered to write an accurate appraisal with information provided. Benefits of accurate appraisals are: decreased overall repair cycle time, increased customer satisfaction and valid total loss decisions.

You Will Learn About
  • Vehicle construction
  • Mechanical systems
  • Nomenclature
  • Different cosmetic panel identification and repair
  • Steering and suspension alignment and component analysis
  • Loss-of-use factors
  • Trailer construction and repair
  • Frame repair
  • Contamination issues
Who Should Attend

Auto material damage estimators and shop service writers who inspect, review or estimate large trucks and trailers for collision repair or comprehensive claims.


Find up-to-date information on seminar dates, times and fees.



To learn more about our Collision Damage Assessment Training,
contact Mel Schampers at schamper@fvtc.edu
or call (920) 996-2914.


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