The HDMA member services team takes pride in being a source of advocacy and support for the people who make up the North American Heavy Duty Manufacturing 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 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.


HDMA Events:

Dialogue Series:
This insightful series grew from a single, annual Heavy Duty Dialogue conference into a series of 3 separate outlook events. Each is tailored to individually address one of the 3 major market segments of the Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Supplier Industry; Aftermarket, Off-Highway and OEM truck and trailer. Each of the 3 HDMA Dialogue conferences is held in conjunction with a major industry convention and typically takes place on the day preceding the event.

Heavy Duty Dialogue
Annual one day conference focused on the outlook for the commercial vehicle market. HD Dialogue is an exceptional conference, cited by many as the most significant industry conference of the year. The conference program is global in nature and provides analysis of global commercial-vehicle industry trends, forecasts, economic issues and government affairs. Presenters are well known experts: thought leaders, consultants, market researchers, economists and vehicle and component manufacturer executives. 

Global Off-Highway Industry Dialogue:
Global Off-Highway Industry Dialogue is an exceptional business conference developed specifically for executives in the global and domestic off-highway industry. The GOHID conference program addresses several key strategic areas within the Global Market for the Off-Highway Industry.

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 marketing groups.

The HDMA/MEMA Annual Washington Summit
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 Town Hall Meetings
HDMA Town Hall Meetings are invitation-only events and are limited to HDMA member senior executives and closed to media, analysts and consultants. These semi-private meetings are held with the top executives from OEM customers. The format is 25-30 minutes of prepared remarks, followed by full Q&A inter-action and casual networking between the supplier executives and the OEM leadership. 

HDMA’s Annual Breakfast & Briefing:  
Presented by HDMA and industry partner sponsors, the annual HDMA Breakfast and Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the hottest ticket in town during the three day show in Louisville, Ky. Annual sell-out crowds of HDMA members and guests enjoy reserved or individual seating for a buffet breakfast prior to the featured presentation by a top executive of a major truck OEM.


HDMA Publications & Market Research:

The HDMA Supplier Barometer is a 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. 

  • Bi-weekly Diesel Download newsletter
  • Daily MEMA Industry News electronic newsletter
  • Bi-weekly MEMA Washington Insider newsletter
  • Special reports on the heavy duty market by members of the financial community

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HDMA Councils:

Heavy Duty Business Forum (HDBF):
HDBF membership is an executive discussion group of the top 50 senior 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 50 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 Marketing and Sales Forum (HDMSF):
Council comprised of member-elected, sales and marketing executives of HDMA member companies 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 of HDMSF are closed to non-council members.

Intelligent Vehicle Technical Electronics Council (4TEC):
A newly formed technical council comprised of technical executives from HDMA member companies. 4TEC focuses on the needs of heavy duty electrical and electronics manufacturers regarding government regulations, industry test standards, design envelope and compatibility issues. The main goal of 4TEC is to provide input to the various regulatory agencies regarding rule-making and to collectively serve as a technical resource to each other and government agencies when required. This council also has extensive interaction with the MEMA Government Affairs Office and meets as often as necessary, or when potential legislation requires input by the council. 4TEC meetings are closed to non-council members.

MEMA Councils for Heavy Duty & Automotive members

  • MEMA Brand Protection Council
  • MEMA Technology Council
  • MEMA Government Affairs Council

MEMA Government Affairs Advocacy:

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.