Former NTTC President Cliff Harvison Passes

Cliff Harvison

Stuart, Florida - National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) mourns the passing of Clifford J. Harvison, who died on March 19 at his home in Stuart, Florida, at the age of 85. Mr. Harvison served as NTTC’s longest serving president for thirty-three years (1972 – 2005), joining the association in 1965 and retiring in 2005. He was a much-respected trade association executive known for his outstanding oral and written communication skills.

During his tenure, Mr. Harvison focused on enhancing NTTC's credibility with its members, the industry at large, government regulators, and Capitol Hill. He led the association through the challenging days of deregulation and industry restructuring and played a pivotal role in supporting significant changes to the regulations governing the design, construction, and maintenance of cargo tanks used to haul hazardous materials, which enhanced safety.

“Cliff Harvison was an influential and iconic leader for NTTC and the tank truck industry, laying the foundation for the association’s regulatory influence, traversing deregulation, and building one of the strongest member driven organizations,” stated Ryan Streblow, NTTC President & CEO. “On behalf of the tank truck industry, our hearts go out to Sandy Harvison and family. Cliff will forever be remembered as the voice for the tank truck industry.”  

Mr. Harvison's legacy includes the Harvison Division of the North American Safety Contest and Heil Trophy, named in his honor, which is awarded annually to the safest company in the tank truck industry. He also led NTTC and the industry's response to the 9/11 attacks, working closely with government agencies to address security concerns related to cargo tanks hauling hazardous materials or food products.

Cliff Harvison was a graduate of Duquesne University, where he excelled in tennis. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at the Central Intelligence Agency on the German Desk before joining NTTC. An avid golfer, reader, and expert in crossword puzzles, Mr. Harvison is survived by his wife Sandy, son John, and brother Carl. He was predeceased by his daughter Jennifer in 2013.

Cliff's memorial service will be held April 18th at 11:00 am at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart, Florida. In lieu of flowers and at his request, the family suggests donations in Mr. Harvison's name be made to Tunnels to Towers ( For more information, please contact NTTC at [email protected]