The Value of Membership
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HDMA is the commercial vehicle suppliers' division of MEMA. The HDMA member services team takes pride in being a source of advocacy and support for the people who make up the commercial vehicle industry. Each member of the HDMA staff strives to understand the demands and needs of the members as the industry, its infrastructure and the economy continue to evolve and grow. HDMA and MEMA's mission is to advance the motor vehicle industry and the business interest of our member companies.
HDMA members have access to industry events, councils and research. Below is an overview of the major HDMA offerings and values to our members. Click on the titles to for more details.
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue
HDAD is an outlook conference, specifically directed toward the heavy duty aftermarket supplier industry. It is intended to provide an in-depth view of the prospects for the global, heavy duty industry’s aftermarket component, for the next 5 years. This event delivers critical information by identifying the toughest emerging problems in the Heavy Duty Aftermarket industry as well as sharing the most successful strategies being implemented to counter them.
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week
HDAW is a partnership of three leading supplier and distributor organizations, CVSN, HDDA and HDMA. The annual executive conference is designed to bring together all stakeholders in the HD aftermarket independent distributor channel. HDMA members receive reduced rate for conference registration and are eligible for participation in the popular prescheduled 1-on-1 supplier/distributor meetings at the conference. Program content developed by 14 industry leading associations and that are members of the HDAW Joint Operating Committee.
The HDMA/MEMA Annual Supplier Advocacy Day
This important event for the leadership of HDMA and other MEMA affiliate associations is held in the spring of each year, on Capitol Hill. The annual event includes a program packed with content and high-ranking government officials, for interaction with our membership. The conference includes a program to inform membership of important issues in congress and the federal agencies, a reception for elected officials and staff, followed by pre-arranged, two-three person teams making personal visits with elected officials and staff, in their Capitol Hill offices.
HDMA’s Annual Luncheon & Briefing
Presented by HDMA and industry partner sponsors, the annual HDMA Luncheon & Briefing at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in Atlanta, in odd-numbered years and at IAA Show in Hanover, Germany in even numbered years, is the hottest ticket in town. Annual sell-out crowds of HDMA members and guests enjoy reserved or individual seating for a buffet breakfast prior to the excellent, fast paced business program, as well as a keynote presentation by the top executive of a major OEM.
The HDMA Supplier Barometer is a HDMA member-only survey published by the HDMA research department quarterly and is compiled from business data reported by our member representatives. The Barometer results are shared only with those responding to the survey. The anonymously reported results include a range of ongoing measurables of current business conditions, as well as risks and trends being experienced in the market.
The Terms and Conditions report serves as a tool for HDMA members to benchmark their long term agreements (LTAs) and comprehensive supply agreements (CSAs) against others in the industry to ensure that during the all-important contract negotiations supplier executives have the best intelligence available.
The Business Benchmarks report shows HDMA members how, faced with a constantly evolving market, the commercial vehicle supply sector is adapting in the areas of sales and marketing, business technology (including CRM), R&D spending, hiring and personnel prioritization, and corporate branding efforts.
Bi-weekly Diesel Download newsletter
Daily MEMA Industry News electronic newsletter
Weekly MEMA Washington Insider newsletter
Special reports on the heavy duty market by members of the financial community
Heavy Duty Business Forum (HDBF)
HDBF membership is an executive discussion group of the top executives of HDMA member companies. The Forum meets twice annually to discuss industry trends, issues and challenges. Membership in HDBF is by existing-member invitation-only. Membership total is limited to 55 senior executives from the commercial vehicle supplier community. Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel is present at all forum meetings and related activities.
Heavy Duty Business Forum Europe (HDBF Europe)
The Heavy Duty Business Forum Europe is a group founded in 2017, with members including the top executives of HDMA member companies and meet twice annually to discuss industry issues and challenges. Membership in HDBF is limited to 55 top executives in the HD market, and individuals must be nominated for membership by three current members and elected by a simple majority of the Business Forum members. Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel is present at all forum meetings and related activities.
Heavy Duty Business Forum India (HDBF India)
The Heavy Duty Business Forum India is a group founded in 2017, with members including the top executives of HDMA member companies and meet twice annually to discuss industry issues and challenges. Membership in HDBF is limited to 55 top executives in the HD market, and individuals must be nominated for membership by three current members and elected by a simple majority of the Business Forum members. Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel is present at all forum meetings and related activities.
Heavy Duty Business Forum Asia (HDBF Asia)
The Heavy Duty Business Forum - Asia is a group founded in 2014, with members including the top executives of HDMA member companies and meet twice annually to discuss industry issues and challenges. Membership in HDBF is limited to 55 top executives in the HD market, and individuals must be nominated for membership by three current members and elected by a simple majority of the Business Forum members. Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel is present at all forum meetings and related activities.
Heavy Duty Marketing and Sales Forum (HDMSF)
Council comprised of 50 top sales and marketing executives of HDMA member companies, who are member-elected, with a primary emphasis on the commercial vehicle OEM market. This council is designed to drive the direction and content of HDMA market research publications as well as to discuss industry trends and forecasts. HDMSF holds two meetings annually, and members participate in conference calls and webcasts as necessary to determine various survey details and results. Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel is present at all forum meetings and related activities.
Off-Highway Business Forum (OHBF)
The purpose of this forum is for senior executives from 50 supplier companies to discuss the industry trends, developments and issues in the global Off Highway equipment markets, such as agricultural, industrial and construction. The OHBF membership limit is 50; this allows for effective roundtable discussion among peers. The topics covered by the Forum include market outlook, regulations, legislation and economic impacts on the industry. Membership is focused on top management from suppliers to the Off Highway market. Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel attends all meetings and activities.
Commercial Vehicle Research Council (CVRC)
The Commercial Vehicle Research Council (CVRC) is a council comprised of market data/research analysts of member companies. The purpose of the CVRC is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of trends and issues regarding market data, research and consensus forecasting trends within the Commercial Vehicle On and Off-Highway Industry. The CVRC meets in-person twice annually, and members participate in two scheduled webinars annually as supplements to the in-person meetings to allow for the members to have access to the most accurate and timely data.Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel is present at all Forum meetings and related activities.
Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council (HDBMC)
The Heavy Duty Brake Manufacturers Council (HDBMC) is comprised of senior technical executives of member companies in the heavy duty brake components and braking systems market. Membership in HDBMC is restricted to just those companies directly involved in OEM design and manufacturing of brake components and systems, and is by HDBMC member invitation only.
Heavy Duty Manufacturers Representatives Council (HDMRC)
HDMRC is a part of HDMA's offerings of executive councils and forums. The purpose of this forum is to discuss shared issues in the OEM heavy duty industry. Council members participate too remain up-to-date on key issues and trends, as well as better themselves as manufacturer’s representatives in the markets they serve. HDMRC membership is made up of the top management and ownership of the premier manufacturers representative firms that currently represent HDMA member companies.
Heavy Duty Tool & Equipment Supplier Council (HDTESC)
The purpose of the Heavy Duty Tool & Equipment Suppliers Council (HDTESC) is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of key trends and issues affecting tool & equipment supplier manufacturers within the heavy duty vehicle service industry. A Tool & Equipment Supplier, as defined for this HDMA council, manufactures and sells diagnostic tools/software, service/repair equipment including power tools, hand tools and shop equipment.
MEMA Councils for Heavy Duty & Automotive Members
MEMA Brand Protection Council
MEMA Technology Council
MEMA Government Affairs Council
MEMA is recognized throughout the federal and state governments as the voice of the motor vehicle supplier industry. Staffed with experienced and well known specialists, the MEMA government affairs office is our members’ advocate in the nation’s capital, with state assemblies and agencies and in WP 29 and other international initiatives. MEMA represents the suppliers in the areas of regulatory comments and advocacy, legislator and staff information and education, US Trade representative’s office, the administration and its multiple agencies. The MEMA DC staff stands ready to assist HDMA/MEMA members to make certain that their voices are heard in the federal and state governments as well as internationally.
HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association.