HVIA seeks to positively influence the development and maintenance of policy, legislation, regulation and technical standards which foster innovation and contribute to the future viability of the heavy vehicle industry and the safety and productivity of the heavy vehicle fleet.
HVIA continues to grow its relationships and field of influence with government and regulatory agencies, through participation in key industry consultation forums and focused meetings.
HVIA sits on the key consultative forums run by:
- The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR),
- The National Transport Commission (NTC),
- Standards Australia,
- State & Territory roads and transport departments and
- The Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DIT)
Key Advocacy Issues 2019/2020
Latest news on HVIA Advocacy
3 March 21
The VSB1 review includes important clarifications and expanded information on lighting and how to certify and identify imported trailers amongst other items.READ MORE
24 February 21
The Road Vehicle Standards Act goes live in 4 months; manufacturers of vehicles and suppliers of parts need to make sure they are prepared.READ MORE
24 February 21
HVIA welcomes the release of the Draft National Road Safety Strategy for comment.READ MORE
17 February 21
Agendas for 2021’s first round of HVIA State Committee meetings are now available with a broad range of issues and information on the table.READ MORE
11 February 21
The NHVR has issued a Safety Bulletin on the use of coiled air hoses (“Suzi” coils). The issuing of the safety bulletin has been prompted by several incidents where trailers have disconnected, and the air hoses have remained attached.READ MORE
3 February 21
The NHVR has released a discussion paper on the transition arrangements for implementing the new deemed to comply provisions for the PBS standard related to Directional Stability Under Braking.READ MORE
20 January 21
The NHVR has published a draft of proposed updates to the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual (HVIM).READ MORE
7 January 21
The Department of Infrastructure has written to industry associations regarding transition arrangements for the Registered Automotive Workshops (RAWs) scheme and the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles Scheme (SEVS).READ MORE
16 December 20
“2020 has been a tough year and we hope the heavy vehicle industry is on your ‘nice’ list, Santa.” When we were needed the most, the Australian heavy vehicle industry embraced the challenges and kept freight moving safely and reliably. As a reward, we have penned a list that we hope Santa will consider.READ MORE
25 November 20
Attendees of HVIA’s State Committee meetings will have the opportunity to inform HVIA’s submission to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Review with the meetings kicking off in Brisbane tomorrow.READ MORE
2 October 20
Heavy vehicle road reform is still a work in progress and the commitment to reform needs to continue according to the Productivity Commission’s report into National Transport Regulatory Reform published last week.READ MORE
30 September 20
More than 350 projects will share in more than $290 million in Australian Government funding under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).READ MORE
23 September 20
Work continues on the implementation of the ROVER IT system which will replace the current certification application system, RVCS for vehicle and component certification.READ MORE
21 September 20
Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has praised the Australian Government’s funding commitment for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced on Friday.READ MORE
16 September 20
The Victorian Government has backtracked on a commitment that the heavy vehicle industry engineers would not be bound by the Victorian Engineers Registration Bill.READ MORE
19 August 20
Proposed amendments to Heavy Vehicle Standards governing dimension rules will impact HVIA members.READ MORE
11 August 20
HVIA has called for a further round of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund to support heavy vehicle manufacturers in retooling, re-engineering, and innovation to future-proof local manufacturing and assist Australia’s post pandemic economic recovery.READ MORE
8 July 20
After almost 12 month of negotiations lead by HVIA, the Department of Infrastructure recently revised its approach to Component Type Approvals. At an industry consultation meeting on Monday afternoon HVIA and key industry stakeholders praised the Department for responding
positively to industry concerns.
29 June 20
HVIA says the HVNL legislation review is a very rare opportunity to iron out legacy issues, making it less prescriptive and more outcome focused to harness to industry’s innovation.READ MORE
24 June 20
The Department of Infrastructure has just released a position paper on Component Type Approval — Test Reports not completed by an RVS Approved Testing Facility’ and a revised guide to component type approvals.
The paper outlines the circumstances under which the Department will accept a declaration from a component supplier along with testing results from …READ MORE
27 May 20
The impending requirement to replace current rear marker plates to meet a new Australian Standard could cost road transport operators well over $40 million according to Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA).READ MORE
12 May 20
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is in the process of reviewing the guidelines for automated vehicle trials that were initially released in 2017.READ MORE
25 March 20
In response to the current COVID-19 situation affecting the country, the NHVR PBS team will be transitioning to a work from home model starting Monday 30 March 2020.READ MORE
10 March 20
We would like to remind all brake kit suppliers, trailer manufactures and certifiers of upcoming deadlines regarding ADR 38/05 Trailer Brake certification.READ MORE
26 February 20
HVIA has asked the Treasurer for a bonus investment allowance to be included in the forthcoming budget to incentivise capital investment on heavy vehicle factory equipment and for operators purchasing trucks and trailers.READ MORE
30 October 19
A refreshing dose of Government/industry cooperation has seen the roll over to ADR 38/05 back on track in the face of encroaching deadlines.
HVIA has been working with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DIT) and component manufacturers on the roll over process from ADR 38/04 to ADR 38/05, affecting Identification Plate Approval (IPA) certifications.
6 March 19
HVIA’s new President, John Drake has wasted no time in implementing the Board’s vision by announcing new State Committees in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales to commence later this month.
Mr Drake says he is a firm believer in collaboration.
“I know – like my company – our members have strong views on topics …READ MORE
6 March 19
Members who holds an approval under the the Motor Vehicle Standards Act for Vehicle, a Component (CRN) or a Sub Assembly (SARN) should undertake an audit of the evidence used to obtain the approval.
HVIA’s Greg Forbes says that changes set for implementation in the Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) from December this year will …READ MORE
28 November 18
HVIA National Manager Policy and Government Relations Greg Forbes says that the new Road Vehicle Standards Act legislation is in its final stages in Parliament and is expected to take effect from late 2019 and be fully in place by late 2020.
In particular, truck manufacturers, trailer manufacturers and component suppliers need to understand the implications …READ MORE