Ambulance Manufacturers Division of the National Truck Equipment Association (AMD-NTEA)

The AMD was formed in 1976 as a professional association to work closely with ambulance manufacturers and equipment suppliers. AMD became a division of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in 1986 to further expand its position within the industry. AMD members currently represent over 90% of the ambulance production in the U.S.

Since its beginning, AMD has worked closely with the GSA to coordinate test procedures that validate the performance requirements of the GSA KKK-A-1822 (known as the K-Specs) for different systems of an ambulance (e.g. heating and air conditioning). Since 2002, the K-Specs have directly referenced these tests, known as the AMD standards.

There are currently 27 AMD Standards.

Having direct reference to the AMD Standards in the K-Specs, NFPA 1917: Standard for Automotive Ambulances, and Ground Vehicle Standards 1.0 enables consistent testing throughout the industry, independent of which controlling documents are used.


Ambulance Manufacturers Division
National Truck Equipment Association
37400 Hills Tech Drive • Farmington, MI 48331