HVIA State Committees

HVIA’s State Committees are a regular interactive forum to:

  • inform members on current and emerging issues and opportunities,
  • tap into the views of our membership
  • get together with your peers

If you cannot get to a meeting, we welcome thoughts on the issues beforehand via email or phone.

When are meetings held?

State Committee meetings are advertised in the Event section of this website, in HVIA’s weekly newsletter Talk the Torque and notice is sent directly to registered member contacts.

The next round of State Committee meetings will be held during November/December 2021.

Get involved

Contact your HVIA membership representative or our Policy team to ensure you are receiving notification and access to agendas, minutes and other key documents.

State Committee News

HVIA State Committee online special recording – Dec 2021

7 December 21

This is a special recording of the December 2021 HVIA State Committee meeting as the live stream experienced technical diffiulculties.

This recording does does give HVIA members an overview of typical State Committee content – regrettably without the intrinsic value of interaction and discussion with attendees.


Model Reports for Heavy Trailers on the Agenda

18 August 21

Model Reports are a new tool that has been introduced by the Road Vehicles Standards Act to assist in demonstrating compliance with relevant standards.


From the desk of the Chief Executive – August 2021

4 August 21

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking provides an update ahead of the August round of State Committee meetings, written from lockdown in Brisbane.


Technical Update Report – August 2021

4 August 21

Updates to VSB6 – Tipper Code to be issued for public comment late August 2021. Section T (Tow Trucks) – Document being finalised to incorporate public comments received by regulator during Q1 2021.


Workforce Development Report – August 2021

4 August 21

HVIA’s online Learning Management System (LMS) is live with a new comprehensive training package for entrants to the industry, staff in back-of-house or non-technical roles, and stakeholder organisations.


Government Advocacy Report – August 2021

4 August 21

The RVSA went live on 1 July 2021. This session will focus on providing an overview of the updated guidance material provided by the Department in relation to the RVSA.


Axle mass limits key to any changes on vehicle width

23 June 21

HVIA has settled on its position on proposed changes to Australian Design Rules governing vehicle width.


Victorian State Committee meeting going online

11 June 21

HVIA’s Victorian State Committee meeting scheduled for next Friday will take place as an online/virtual meeting only.


HVIA State Committees say ‘yes’ to truck widths and ‘no’ to trailer widths

9 June 21

HVIA State Committees are considering proposed changes to Australian Design Rules (ADR) governing vehicle width.


HVIA State Committee Meetings update

2 June 21

The June round of HVIA state committee meetings kicked off in Brisbane yesterday as a hybrid in-person and on-line meeting.


Full advocacy strategies on the table at HVIA State Committee meetings

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.


Open for comment – HVIM and Tow trucks (VSB6)

16 December 20

Draft documents regarding VSB6 – Section T covering Tow trucks and proposed reviews to the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual are currently ioen for comment.


Road Vehicle Standards Act Draft Determinations

15 December 20

The Department of Infrastructure has released a series of draft determinations on issues relevant to the Road Vehicle Standards Act implementation.


HVIA State Committee report

2 December 20

After a forced hiatus during much of 2020, HVIA’s State Committee meetings were held in Brisbane and Perth over the last week. If you missed those there is still an online meeting Thursday 3rd December.


HVIA to outline solutions for HVNL rewrite for State Committees

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.


HVIA’s State Committees are back!

11 November 20

HVIA’s State Committee meetings are ready to make a long-awaited comeback with in-person attendance for Brisbane and Perth and an online meeting catering to other members.


HVIA State Committee meetings postponed

17 March 20

HVIA is postponing all State Committee Meetings currently scheduled for April and June.


PBS tyre report recommendations on the table

29 January 20

A review of tyre management practice in the Australian PBS system recommends a system based around the use of standard tyre characteristics for all PBS assessments.


IPA certifications back on track as brake deadline looms

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.


New leadership sets new engagement strategy

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 …


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