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Press Release: Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Announces a New Heavy Duty Advanced Technology Council

Date: July 19, 2019

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is pleased to announce the formation of its newest council, the Heavy Duty Advanced Technology Council (HDATC).

The HDATC, comprised of top technology executives from HDMA member companies, will provide a forum for members to discuss advanced technology trends and issues impacting on- and off-highway heavy duty commercial vehicles, such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), automation, connectivity, electrification, and telematics.

The HDATC will meet twice annually. Meetings will be geared towards expanding knowledge on current and future technologies, forecasting advanced technologies, and keeping pace with the newest industry developments. By attending meetings, members will meet with OEM and technology experts, network with likeminded peers, gain market insights and technology forecasts, discuss regulatory and legislative issues, work to overcome operational challenges, and benchmark their company’s advanced technology status with others.  The HDATC will hold its first meeting this September in Southfield, MI.

Current participating member companies include Arconic, Bendix, Bergstrom, Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG), Fleet Complete, Link Manufacturing, MAHLE, Parker Hannifin, Phillips & Temro Industries, Phillips Industries, Shaw Development, Truck-Lite, Velvac, ZF Group, and others.

HDMA members interested in joining the HDATC should contact Brian Daugherty, HDATC executive director and MEMA chief technology officer, at

Based in North Carolina, HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), a major industry association with a forward looking strategy and a 115 year legacy of advocacy for the motor vehicle supplier 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 more than 200 member companies, which represent direct employment of nearly 200,000 in their US facilities.
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The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise the leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA serves as a critical bridge between high-tech capabilities in new vehicles –such as autonomous vehicles and vehicle connectivity—and the “nuts and bolts” of vehicle manufacturing. MEMA works at state, Federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policy support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. By directly employing more than 734,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 3.6 million jobs, MEMA’s member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. MEMA’s members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on how MEMA is leading transformation in the mobility industry, visit