Press Release: Experts to Forecast Anticipated Demand for Class 8 Equipment

Date: October 21, 2016

Research Triangle Park, NC – October 21, 2016– The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced Stu MacKay and John Blodgett of MacKay & Company will speak at Heavy Duty Dialogue'16 (HDD'16), scheduled for November 9, 2016, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ. 

Their segment, North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, will review MacKay & Company’s MacForecast program, used to forecast anticipated demand for new medium duty and Class 8 power equipment as well as trailers. MacForecast integrates several supply and demand factors driving the commercial vehicle market, including the historical track, present position and anticipated outlook. Blodgett and MacKay will also briefly discuss the commercial vehicle engine outlook, with particular emphasis on alternatives to traditional power.

HDD'16 is an exceptional business conference developed specifically for executives in the global and domestic, on-highway commercial vehicle industry. The HDD’16 program will address several key strategic areas within the Global Market for the Commercial Vehicle Industry, including:

  •        The Global Economy - Speakers: Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig of Global, and Bill Strauss of the Chicago Fed
  •      Cyber Security for Systems, Products and Your Enterprise
  •        A Real-World View of Advanced Mobility Technology 
  •      What Happens Now in DC? – Post Election
  •      North American Truck Engine Market Outlook

The demands of supplying commercial vehicle customers create changes and challenges within the global commercial vehicle industry. HDD’16 will have the vital information to assist organizations in developing strategies to grow and prosper in the industry’s ever-changing market.

Attendees hear industry experts discuss strategies, learn about trends and new developments in the market for their products and services, experience executive networking opportunities, in an environment focused on developing relationships and enhanced industry knowledge to sustain business in world-wide changing economic environments.  

For more information on Heavy Duty Dialogue'16, visit or contact HDMA directly at 919.406.8814.


Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), a major industry association with a mission of advancing the motor vehicle supplier industry and the business interests of our members. HDMA and MEMA have a vision of strengthening the motor vehicle suppliers as a growing, profitable and influential industry. 

A member driven organization, HDMA provides industry leadership for NAFTA based original equipment and aftermarket suppliers in the on and off-highway commercial vehicle equipment industry. This is accomplished through a range of services to its 190 member companies, which represent direct employment of over 200,000 in their US facilities and 1 million+ total US jobs.

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