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Heavy Duty Business Forum

HDBF is a group founded in 1977 and was the catalyst of the formation of Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association.  The members are 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.  

The Forum charter mandates the HDBF functions only as a platform for discussion, with no action taken on behalf of its members.  Meetings are closed to non-members and anti-trust counsel attends all meetings and activities. There is currently a waiting list for membership in this forum.   ​

2020 Meeting Dates

Spring Meeting:

May 7 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT – HDBF Spring Virtual Meeting

Summer Meeting:

Aug. 6 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT – HDBF Summer Virtual Meeting

Fall Meeting:

Nov. 11 – 12 – Dearborn, MI


For more information, or application, please contact Tim Kraus