Driving Connections

The Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association (TMC) exists to “to improve transport equipment, its maintenance and maintenance management.” The 2600 members of TMC include maintenance managers and executives from a broad range of fleets, as well as numerous vehicle and Tier 1 OEM technical experts.


The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a “global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society.”  In the commercial vehicle industry, SAE leads the development of standards and promotes the advancement of new technologies.



 Founded in 1983, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) is a member-driven organization that provides industry leadership for NAFTA based heavy duty original equipment and aftermarket commercial vehicle suppliers. This is accomplished through a range of services to its nearly 200 member companies. HDMA serves its on and off-highway commercial vehicle supplier members as their voice to government and industry.


Through membership in TMC, SAE, and HDMA, as well as regular attendance at key industry events including MATS and IAA, Northwest Heavy Duty maintains an active role in information gathering and networking with key industry leaders.