CEI Adds 30 Truck Repair Shops to Its Managed Collision Support Network

Trevose, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of fleet collision management services in the U.S. and Canada, has expanded its repair network in 2011 by enrolling 30 new medium- and heavy-duty truck body shops in 11 states

 Through a managed network of more than 800 truck collision centers, CEI manages repairs on all trucks, from Class 3 through Class 8, including vehicles outfitted with specialty equipment.  Its Network Services department pre-qualifies all shops before they’re admitted to the network, and its in-house staff of licensed physical damage appraisers audits every estimate to assure that all repairs meet industry standards and fleet customer-stated guidelines. 

Among the 30 new network shops admitted this year, 14 service heavy-duty trucks, and are located in: Sacramento, California; Grand Junction, Colorado; Bridgeport, Middletown and New Britain, Connecticut; Oxford, Georgia; Addison and Huntley, Illinois; Osceola, Indiana; Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota; Clifton, New Jersey; Marietta, Ohio; Linden, Utah; and Toledo, Washington.

CEI’s objective is to keep collision-damaged trucks from having to be towed more than 75 miles from the scene of an accident. “Keeping towing distances short is part of our overall effort to control the expenses of truck repairs,” said John Wolford, CEI’s senior manager of provider network services.  “We add shops as our customer base requires it to maintain this standard.”

To apply for membership in CEI’s body repair network, please contact CEI at membership@ceintwork.com, or call the membership hotline at 1-215-364-8237.

 About The CEI Group (CEI)

Founded in 1983, CEI is a collision repair expert which has handled fleet accident claims and fixed accident-damaged vehicles throughout North America for more than 25 years.  CEI offers collision repair support services to truck fleets featuring  a pre-qualified and managed coast-to-coast body shop network, towing services, 24/7 accident reporting, audited estimates, cycle time management and online access to all repair data through ClaimsLink™.  CEI services also include subrogation, salvage disposal, vehicle replacement rentals and a line of DriverCare™ fleet risk and safety services.

 CEI is headquartered in Trevose, PA, and has field offices Tulsa, OK; Pittsburgh PA, and Williamsburg, VA.  Its customers include self-insured commercial, institutional and governmental fleets, directly and through its alliances with fleet leasing companies, and leading property and casualty insurance companies.  For more information, please visit www.ceinetwork.com.

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