Insights & resources from Chief Technology.

3 Reasons Your Heavy Duty Shop Needs a Frame Rack

Posted by Chief Technology on Jul 18, 2017 3:17:00 PM

Managing a fleet can be a tough job. Aside from normal business aspects like profit margin, staffing and customer satisfaction, you must also concern yourself with things like logistics and planned maintenance. This makes an already stressful job almost seem unfair. That’s why, as a shop manager, you should always be looking for ways to streamline procedures and make your life a little easier.

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Topics: Shop Tools, Heavy Duty

Sneak Peek: Heavy Duty Collision Repair

Posted by Chief Technology on Jul 12, 2017 4:30:00 PM

The best trained techs provide the best repairs. And when you work in an industry that goes through frequent transitions and adjustments, that training needs to be ongoing. Chief University is dedicated to providing up-to-date technician training, on the latest industry advancements, with a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on learning.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Heavy Duty

While you wait for HDT repair standards, here’s a few things that can help

Posted by Chief Technology on Jun 29, 2017 4:40:00 PM

Let’s dream for a second. Let’s say you drive a new Ferrari 488 Spider. (If you’re going to dream, dream big.) Now, let’s say you have an accident in that Ferrari. (If you’re going to dream big, there’s a chance for big nightmares.) When you take your Spider into a shop, how does the shop know how to make repairs?

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Topics: Heavy Duty

Product Spotlight: Centurion

Posted by Chief Technology on Oct 21, 2016 2:15:00 PM

Chief, introduces Centurion, the largest and strongest frame rack in the industry. With custom lengths up to 80 feet, technicians can simply drive the largest heavy-duty vehicles into position on the Centurion, swing the towers into position, and get to work in just 10 minutes. Each tower provides 55 tons of pulling power, so Centurion can straighten any truck, trailer, bus or other heavy-duty vehicle. 

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Topics: Heavy Duty

5 Things We Learned from 100 Blogs

Posted by Chief Technology on Sep 22, 2016 3:55:18 PM

Wow, 100 blogs! That went by pretty fast. But when you’re one of the top equipment manufacturers in an ever changing industry, you’ve got lot of information to get out. That’s why we decided to sit back, take a breather and reminisce (blog about) the 5 most important things we’ve come to know over 100 posts.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Industry and Company News, Welding, Training, Aluminum, Heavy Duty

What You Need for In-House Fleet Repair

Posted by Chief Technology on Sep 15, 2016 8:23:00 AM

As soon as one of the trucks in your fleet is out of commission, the clock starts ticking. Downtime means down revenue, so getting your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible is essential. Doing repairs in-house is a great way to gain more control of the process. When you perform maintenance and collision repairs in your own shop, you and your team get to decide what to prioritize and how to handle the process. Done right, it can help you get vehicles back on the road faster and save money.

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Topics: Heavy Duty

New Resource: Moving Your Fleet Maintenance & Repair In-House

Posted by Chief Technology on Sep 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Fleet repair and maintenance is a big cost for any company, and for some, it makes sense to move that work in-house. Doing so gives you more control over important decisions like which vehicles to repair first, ultimately helping you keep your trucks moving and making money. Before you make the move, it’s smart to have an idea of what you’ll need to change, update or invest in. Our ebook, “In-House Fleet Maintenance,” will help you sort through the process with a look at:

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Topics: Heavy Duty