AVAS Technology Mandated On Trucks From 2025

19 April 24

The Federal Government has introduced a new design rule that will require new electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell cars, trucks and buses to be fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System from November 2025

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Tom Chapman Named VP Volvo Trucks Australia

17 April 24

Volvo Trucks Australia has announced the appointment of Tom Chapman to the role of Vice President – Sales at Volvo Trucks Australia

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NTC Call For Input Into Dangerous Goods Code Review

17 April 24

A new round of consultation on the comprehensive review of the Australian Code for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail is now open

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Applications Open For CSIRO ‘Innovate to Grow’ Program

16 April 24

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is inviting small to medium enterprises working on advanced manufacturing solutions to apply for a self-paced, 10-week, online program that can help them turn an idea into an R&D opportunity

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HVIA Facilitates Minister’s Visit to Robuk Engineering

16 April 24

HVIA facilitated a recent site visit by Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown, to member company Robuk Engineering

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Daimler Truck Adds East Gippsland Dealership

16 April 24

A new Daimler Truck dealership has opened in Victoria’s East Gippsland region. Turnbulls Gippsland will support and sell Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso trucks, as well as the Fuso Rosa bus, at an upgraded facility in Sale, a key regional hub located between Latrobe Valley and Lakes Entrance

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NVHR Seeks Feedback On Mobile Crane Industry Code

16 April 24

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is seeking public feedback on the Mobile Crane Industry Code of Practice by Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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NHVR Issue Updated Modification Code For Tipper Bodies

10 April 24

After consultation and feedback from industry, the NHVR has issued draft text for Modification Code J4 (Tipper Bodies) in Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6 and advised updated implementation timing

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Hammar Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovation

10 April 24

This year marks 50 years since Bengt-Olof Hammar developed the first Hammar sideloader and founded Hammar in Sweden – and the company is marking the occasion with the launch of two new models

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Employer Assist: The New ‘Right to Disconnect’ Law

10 April 24

In a significant legislative change, Parliament passed the ‘right to disconnect’ law on February 12, 2024, which is set to take effect on August 26, 2024 – or August 26, 2025 for small businesses

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Volvo Group Australia Recognises Dealer Excellence

10 April 24

A slew of awards were announced at the recent Volvo Group Australia Dealer Awards night, recognising both customer satisfaction and dealer excellence across the national network

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Daimler Truck Open Five-Star Truck Parts Warehouse

10 April 24

Daimler Truck has opened a truck-dedicated parts warehouse in the logistics hub of Truganina in Melbourne’s west

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HVIA EV Transition Inquiry Submission Calls For HV Focus

10 April 24

HVIA recently made a submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water’s Inquiry into the transition to electric vehicles

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CSIRO Program Aims To Kick Start R&D Projects

3 April 24

Start-ups and small businesses are eligible for matching funding of up to $50,000 – plus access to research expertise and capabilities – to help develop their business under CSIRO’s Kick-Start program

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New Details Revealed On NSW Axle Mass Limit Increases

3 April 24

HVIA met this week with Transport for New South Wales to get an update on the low- and zero-emission axle mass increase scheme in that state

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Feds Release Draft Sustainability Reporting Legislation

3 April 24

The Federal Government introduced draft legislation to Parliament last week proposing to establish a regime that requires corporate entities to meet sustainability reporting thresholds

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Member Spotlight: Base Air’s Mark Thiele

27 March 24

After a multi-decade career in transport the ever-effervescent Mark Thiele is now finding his kicks as the new managing director of the suspension modification system business, Base Air

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HVIA Seek Changes To Powered Trailer Regulations

27 March 24

HVIA is seeking to resolve outstanding regulatory issues necessary to enable widespread use of powered axles in heavy vehicle combination

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Registrations Open For Upcoming Member Meetings

27 March 24

Last week HVIA released details of its new Member Forums and is pleased to announce that online registrations are now open for upcoming events scheduled throughout 2024

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Member Update: LZEV Axle Mass Limit Increases

27 March 24

HVIA is continuing its important advocacy work with the Australian states that have announced axle mass limit increases for next-generation low and zero emission heavy vehicles in trials and other initiatives

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PACCAR Australia Names Technicians Of The Year

27 March 24

From a shortlist of four Kenworth technicians across Australia, Grant Brown of Kenworth DAF Bayswater has been named 2024 PACCAR Australia’s Kenworth Technician of the Year

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VIC Invest In Drivers To Keep Supply Chains Moving

26 March 24

The Victorian Government is injecting an extra $1 million into training more heavy vehicle drivers to keep supply chains moving through a partnership with the Victorian Transport Association

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Fan Favourite Truck To Be Raffled For Medical Research

26 March 24

Truck enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to get their hands on the wheel of a highly sought-after 1946 Ford Jailbar, with ‘Bonnie’ the latest vehicle to be raffled to raise funds for medical research

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Advantia Project Aims To Streamline PBS Accessibility

20 March 24

HVIA member Advantia Transport Consulting is seeking industry feedback on a project to advance Performance Based Standards vehicle accessibility

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ACCC Issues Guidance On “Greenwashing” In The HV Sector

20 March 24

The ACCC has issued guidance on what “greenwashing” looks like in Australia's heavy vehicle sector

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HVIA Appoints Kay Marco National Events Manager

20 March 24

HVIA has announced the appointment of Kay Marco as National Events Manager with responsibility for its flagship event, the Brisbane Truck Show

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VIC Govt Moves To Abolish Stamp Duty On Biz Property

20 March 24

The Victorian Government introduced new legislation into the Parliament this week to abolish stamp duty on commercial and industrial properties

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HVIA Releases Details Of New Member Forums

20 March 24

HVIA has unveiled the dates and locations for the remaining member meetings scheduled for 2024 – lock them in your diary!

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Telematics Rules Set To Change In QLD, NSW In June

19 March 24

Major changes are looming for transport operators who rely on telematics devices for access or productivity benefits

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Team Global Express Unveils ‘The Depot of the Future’

14 March 24

Team Global Express today officially unveiled Australia’s largest logistics electric vehicle fleet trial, following the arrival of brand-new electric trucks at its depot in Bungarribee, NSW

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Hyzon Unveils 200KW Fuel Cell System In Prime Mover

12 March 24

Hydrogen fuel cell technology developer and supplier of zero-emission heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles today launched its single stack 200kW fuel cell system and powertrain in a heavy-duty prime mover at a ceremony in Melbourne

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Daimler Truck Backs TruckShowX Expo And Drive Day

12 March 24

Daimler Truck will present its zero-emission Mercedes-Benz eActros and Fuso eCanter models at TruckShowX in May

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Daimler Trucks Shepparton Celebrates Official Launch

11 March 24

Daimler Trucks Shepparton was officially opened with a special ceremony last week. The event was attended by customers, local dignitaries, senior Daimler Truck executives and the Daimler Trucks Shepparton team led by Tristar Truck and Bus head David Warren

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NTC Seeks Further Consultation On Review Of DG Code

11 March 24

The National Transport Commission has launched a new round of consultation on the comprehensive review of the Australian Code for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail

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QLD Announces Steer Axle Mass Increase For ZEHV

8 March 24

The Queensland Government has paved the way for electric heavy vehicles with steer axle masses of up to 8 tonnes to operate on some of the state’s highways, cutting pollution and reducing emissions in supply chains

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Funding Announced For Battery-Electric Terminal Trucks

8 March 24

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced just over $21.8 million for three projects aimed at unlocking an investment of $48.4 million in accelerating the shift to electric vehicles in Western Australia through the Australian Government’s Driving the Nation program

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Centurion Announce Australian-First Off-Grid EV Fleet

7 March 24

Logistics company Centurion has unveiled a project to operate 30 Mercedes-Benz eActros trucks as part of an Australian-first battery electric vehicle fleet powered entirely by off-grid renewable energy

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A Guide To Govt Funding Opportunities For HVIA Members

6 March 24

The Federal Government has several open opportunities for HVIA members to apply for grants and other funding options. The available options are for projects across multiple areas, including transport, road safety, innovation, and renewables and low-emissions technologies

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Multi-Combination Prime Movers Near 50% Of Registrations

6 March 24

Multi-combination prime movers now comprise 45 per cent of heavy vehicle registrations, up from 39 per cent a decade ago, according to a 10-year retrospective produced by the ARTSA Institute

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VIC WorkCover Premiums Frozen In Landmark Deal

5 March 24

Victorian WorkCover premiums will be frozen for the 2024-25 financial year under a deal struck with the state’s Opposition to secure support for a Bill aimed at modernising and re-establishing the health of the “broken” scheme

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First State Meetings Completed + Changes Announced!

5 March 24

Last week saw completion of the Queensland and WA state meetings, with NSW and Victoria held the week prior. In a sure sign 2024 has had a flying start, new records for attendance were achieved by NSW and WA, and VIC and QLD meetings were also strongly supported

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NHVR Seeks Feedback On Waste And Recycling Code

5 March 24

The NHVR has released the draft Waste and Recycling Industry Code of Practice for Load Management for industry feedback

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HVs More Often Involved In Level Crossing Collisions

5 March 24

A study has found heavy vehicles are more frequently involved in level crossing collisions than cars and other light vehicles

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Ausgrid Introduces First-Ever Heavy Electric Vehicles

5 March 24

East coast electricity distributor Ausgrid is introducing its first-ever heavy electric vehicles as part of its goal to electrify 40 per cent of its fleet by 2029

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SAF-Holland, Dana Showcase LZE Products At TruckShowX

28 February 24

SAF-Holland and Dana will showcase their low- and zero-emissions truck components in TruckShowX’s much-anticipated technical sessions

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TruckShowX Offers Chance To Jump In Kenworth, DAF ZEVs

28 February 24

TruckShowX attendees will have a unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest zero-emissions vehicles from leading truck manufacturer PACCAR Australia

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NewVolt Reveals Charging Network Rollout Plan

28 February 24

Electric truck charging technology provider NewVolt has formally launched plans for the phased development of a network of truck charging hubs, powered by renewable energy, along Australia’s high-volume road freight corridors and at strategically critical industrial precincts

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NSW Govt Unveils Net Zero Manufacturing Grants

28 February 24

The NSW Government has announced $275 million in grants under the Net Zero Manufacturing Initiative, to secure NSW as the place to develop and manufacture clean technology and create new jobs in the process

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CMV Truck & Bus Powers Up With Volvo Penta Franchise

28 February 24

HVIA member CMV Truck & Bus has unveiled its latest business venture, securing the exclusive Volvo Penta industrial products franchise for Victoria

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Automotive Skills Alliance’s Advisory Panel Gets to Work

28 February 24

The first meeting of the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance’s Automotive Strategic Workforce Advisory Panel took place last week, bringing together members to discuss the latest industry research, projects, and initial Workforce Plan for 202

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Project Could See EVs Charge Wirelessly On The Road

27 February 24

Trucks and buses could charge wirelessly as they drive on the highway, thanks to a new $3 million grant from the Australian Government to accelerate the nation’s electric vehicle sector

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HVIA + Healthy Heads Formalise Cooperative Arrangement

21 February 24

Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds and HVIA have formalised their cooperative arrangement to extend the services and benefits to their respective memberships and stakeholders

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World First Hazard Perception Test For HV Drivers

21 February 24

Austroads has commissioned Professor Sharon Newnam from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety to lead a new project to design, develop, and deliver a heavy vehicle hazard perception test

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SAF + Renewable Diesel Project Hits Key Milestone

21 February 24

Jet Zero Australia has executed an agreement with US company LanzaJet that will progress development of a plant to convert bioethanol into SAF and renewable diesel

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QLD On-Road Enforcement Set To Transition to NHVR

16 February 24

Heavy vehicle on-roads enforcement activity will transition from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on April 20, 2024

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Details Of New Driver Licensing Framework Revealed

14 February 24

Mandated minimum training and assessment times and experience-based progression options – plus enhanced governance standards for training providers – will be rolled out over the next two years under a new National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework

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Smaller contractors get collective bargaining power

14 February 24

Transport unions, employer associations and operators have commended the passing of legislation that gives the Fair Work Commission the power to issue mandatory orders across the road transport contract chain covering rates and payment time

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Influential Net Zero Policy Advisor Joins TruckShowX

14 February 24

HVIA has secured Ian Porter, Strategic Advisor for Net Zero with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport Arts, as a keynote speaker for TruckShowX 2024

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NTC Seeks Industry Feedback On HVNL Penalties Review

14 February 24

The NTC is seeking input from key industry stakeholders to identify offences under HVNL for priority assessment of infringement classification and associated penalty amounts and demerit points

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Reminder: HVSI Grants Deadline Approaching!

14 February 24

Submissions for round nine of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative grants program opened on November 20 and will close on February 19

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New NHVR Loading Guides Available Online

14 February 24

The NHVR is progressively releasing a series of loading guides for heavy vehicles on its website

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HVIA To Attend Vehicle Standards Consultative Forum

14 February 24

HVIA Chief Technical Officer Adam Ritzinger will be attending the next Vehicle Standards Consultative Forum in Canberra in March

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New RAV Site Incorporates Safer Freight Vehicles

14 February 24

The NHVR has launched a new RAV website that features improved user-friendliness and also includes Safer Freight Vehicle information on relevant approval

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2025 Brisbane Truck Show Dates Announced!

7 February 24

Lock it in your diary – the dates for the much-anticipated 2025 Brisbane Truck Show have been confirmed as May 15-18 next year!

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NTI Signs On As Gold Sponsor Of TruckShowX

7 February 24

Sponsorship opportunities are being snapped up for TruckShowX 2024, with specialist truck insurer NTI signing on as a Gold Sponsor

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Sneak Peek: ROADBOSS Rides With Titans Of Timber

7 February 24

In the second issue of ROADBOSS Magazine Cobey Bartels hitches a ride in a high-productivity Fennell Forestry AB-triple for a scenic two-day logging expedition across the Green Triangle, travelling from forestry to mill carting some of Australia’s finest timber

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Global Rental Giant Buys Majority Stake In Eurocold

7 February 24

Eurocold has taken another step in its rapid expansion with French giant, Petit Forestier Group, taking a majority shareholding in the business

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HVIA Releases Agenda For First State Committee Meetings

7 February 24

The HVIA has released the agenda for the next round of state committee meetings in February – register now!

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Global Auto Group Acquires Car Carrier Autocare Services

7 February 24

Global automotive investment company Optimus Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Autocare Services, an integrated automotive logistics company, from Linx Cargo Care Group for $44 million

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Electric Truck Charging Pioneer Confirmed For TruckShowX

31 January 24

Australian battery-electric commercial vehicle charging pioneer NewVolt has been confirmed as a presenter at TruckShowX 2024, Australia’s biggest trucking decarbonisation event to date

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New Standards To Accelerate EV + HFCEV Safety

31 January 24

New standards bolstering safety requirements for new electric and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in Australia have been put in place by the Australian Government

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Landmark COR Case A Warning To Transport Bosses

31 January 24

Last week’s sentencing of a transport manager under Heavy Vehicle National Law has been described as “ground-breaking” by experts who warn it sends a strong message to executives across the country

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Renewable Hydrogen Hub Unveiled For North Queensland

31 January 24

The Federal Government has announced investment of up to $70 million to develop the Townsville Region Hydrogen Hub in North Queensland which will produce green hydrogen for use at a local critical mineral processing plant and in zero-emissions road freight transport

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New Volvo Models Set For Local Production Mid-2024

30 January 24

The first of a new range of heavy-duty models unveiled this week in Sweden will start rolling off Volvo Trucks’ Wacol assembly line mid-2024

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Inquiries Under Way on EV Transition, Renewable Diesel

30 January 24

Two reviews are under way aimed at promoting transport decarbonisation: one focused on transition to electric vehicles and the other on development of a fuel quality standard for renewable diesel

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National Road Safety Action Grants Program Extended

30 January 24

The Australian Government has extended the National Road Safety Grants Program as part of its commitment to ‘Vision Zero’, which has a goal of no deaths or serious injuries on public roads by 2050

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Applications For Industry Growth Program Now Open

24 January 24

The Federal Government’s Industry Growth Program is now open for business, with businesses eligible for grants for early-stage commercialisation projects and commercialisation and growth projects

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Qld Rejects Plan To Extend Electrical Licensing To EV’s

23 January 24

The Queensland Government has rejected a proposal to extend the electrical licensing framework to cover electric vehicle

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Natroad Signs On As TruckShowX Strategic Partner

23 January 24

HVIA signs key strategic partnership with NatRoad for Australia’s biggest trucking industry decarbonisation event, TruckShowX 2024

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HVIA Raise Alarm On PBS Notice Interpretation Change

20 December 23

HVIA has recently become aware of a situation where some operators have been denied network access for specific truck/trailer combinations, despite meeting all published legal requirements

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NHVR Extends Transitional Arrangements For VSB6

20 December 23

The NHVR has extended the current transitional arrangements allowing authorised examiners and signatories to certify tipper bodies under the old VSB6 v3.1 Section J requirements until July 1, 2024

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NHVR Resolves Tow Truck Length Compliance Issue

19 December 23

The NHVR has resolved an issue that emerged earlier this year where a tow truck operator was issued with a non-compliance notice for exceeding dimensional limits

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Strategy Relaxes Labour Market Test For Overseas Workers

19 December 23

The Government's new Migration Strategy contains significant wins for employers, including relaxation of the Labour Market Test and a new Skills in Demand visa that may include truck drivers

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TruckShowX Tickets On Sale, First Case Studies Confirmed

19 December 23

Early-bird registrations are now open for TruckShowX, Australia’s first and largest event dedicated to low- and zero-emissions freight transport

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Nominations Open For 2024 Victorian Training Awards

19 December 23

Now in its 70th year, the annual awards will be presented across 15 categories at a gala ceremony to be held in August 2024

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Partnership To Underpin Growth Of Hydrogen Skills Set

19 December 23

Hyzon Motors Australia and the Kangan Institute have joined forces to develop an innovative Hydrogen Education and Training Precinct that will support local learning, training, and modern manufacturing

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NTC Seeks Further Feedback On Proposed HVNL Reforms

15 December 23

NTC launches survey targeted at heavy vehicle operators to help inform key proposed policy changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law

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HVNL Reform Timetable Extended As NTC Seeks More Input

13 December 23

The timetable for drafting of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) legislative reforms has been extended with the package now due to go to Ministers in December 2024

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Guide To Best Practice Load Restraint, Tyre Management

13 December 23

Tech guru Adam Ritzinger unpacks HVIA’s two new training courses, explains their relevance under Chain of Responsibility, and highlights the safety case for getting it right

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Transport NSW Introduces New Conditions For PBS Vehicles

13 December 23

Transport for NSW has introduced new network conditions for Performance Based Standards vehicles in the state

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Local, National, Global Action To Promote Decarbonisation

13 December 23

The past few weeks has seen a series of announcements aimed at promoting decarbonisation of the road freight transport industry

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HVIA Unveil First Round Of 2024 Committee Meetings

13 December 23

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia has locked in the times and locations for the first round of State Committee Meeting in 2024

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NHVR To Release New National Network Map

13 December 23

The NHVR has announced it will release a new National Network Map designed to provide a single central location to access information on approved routes for more than 1,000 heavy vehicle configurations across multiple jurisdictions

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Safety Initiative Aims To Put A Stop To ‘Spilt Milk’

13 December 23

Insurer NTI delivers Australia’s first driver safety campaign aimed at reducing the high rate of tanker rollovers in the dairy industry

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HVIA Calls For Feedback On State Committee Meetings

6 December 23

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia is surveying members to better understand preferences and availability for its state committee meetings

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Plan To Mandate Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems From 2025

6 December 23

Draft ADR proposes to mandate Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems for light vehicles from January 2025 and heavy vehicles from November 2025

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HVIA Calls For Delay To Implementation Of VSB6 Update

6 December 23

The HVIA has called for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to extend the implementation date of the new version of VSB6 by an additional three months

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Industry Growth, National Reconstruction Funds Available

6 December 23

Applications have opened for the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Program and the National Reconstruction Fund, both of which have application within the heavy vehicle industry

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Image Gallery: 2023 HVIA National Awards Gala Dinner

6 December 23

If you were among the more than 200 people who attended the prestigious 2023 HVIA National Awards Gala Dinner on November 24 (or not), check out this awesome image gallery from the night

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NHVR Launches Pavement Impact Comparison Calculator

6 December 23

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has launched the interactive Pavement Impact Comparison Calculator to enable road managers to understand the long-term pavement effects of freight activity on roads

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NTRO Partnership Adds Spark To TruckShowX 2024

29 November 23

Shortly after announcing TruckShowX for 2024, HVIA has signed on Australia’s National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO) as the official research partner for the landmark event

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HVIA Awards Celebrate Achievers And Achievements

29 November 23

More than 200 people attended the prestigious 2023 HVIA National Awards Gala Dinner last Friday night to celebrate the heavy vehicle industry’s innovators, innovations and leaders, both current and emerging

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Time Running Out To Comply With Engineers Rego Scheme

29 November 23

The Victorian Engineers Registration Scheme will apply to mechanical engineers from December 1, 2024, and engineers providing mechanical engineering services covered by the legislation must be registered by that date or face fines of up to $96,000

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NVHR Webinars To Provide Overview Of Freight PASS Tool

29 November 23

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is hosting a series of webinars which will provide an overview of its recently launched interactive tool, Freight PASS

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Renewable Hydrogen Refuelling Station Launched

29 November 23

CSIRO and Swinburne University of Technology’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub this week launched a hydrogen refuelling station, purpose-built for enabling hydrogen research

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Minister Signs ADRs To Support Zero Emissions Vehicles

29 November 23

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown, has signed three new Australian Design Rules on zero emission vehicle safety

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Awards Acknowledge TAFE Queensland’s Top Trade Talent

29 November 23

Fourteen Queensland apprentices were crowned Apprentice of the Year in each of their respective trade categories at the 2023 TAFE Queensland SkillsTech CSQ Apprentice Awards on November 16

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HVIA Call For Separation Of Euro VI, General Mass Increases

22 November 23

HVIA calls for separate implementation of Euro VI and productivity increases under proposed HVNL reforms in its response to National Transport Commission proposal

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HVIA Advocates For Heavy Vehicle Industry In Canberra

21 November 23

CEO Todd Hacking and Chief Advocacy Officer Adele Lausberg met with key decision makers in Canberra last week to advocate on key issues of importance to the heavy vehicle industry

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SA To Use NTRO iPAVE Technology On Its Roads

21 November 23

World-first technology is being used to assess the condition of South Australia’s roads and ensure maintenance is carried out more efficiently across the state’s road network

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Braking Best: A Guide To Brake Servicing And Maintenance

21 November 23

HVIA tech guru Adam Ritzinger’s guide to in-service brake inspections, test methods, and equipment

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Tickets Still On Sale For HVIA National Awards Dinner

21 November 23

More than 200 key decision makers will gather on Friday night at the 2023 HVIA National Awards Gala Dinner to celebrate some of the great achievers and achievements of the past 12 months

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WA Renewable Energy Hub Reaches Major Milestone

21 November 23

Bp’s plans to produce renewable hydrogen at its Kwinana Energy Hub in WA have reached a major milestone, with the H2Kwinana project entering front-end engineering and design

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HVIA Request Removal Of ‘Tipper Stability’ Calculation

15 November 23

HVIA has formally requested that the National Heavy Vehicle Regulatory remove the contentious ‘tipper stability’ calculation from the upcoming VSB6 update.

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Construction Starts On New HV Training Facility In Mackay

15 November 23

Construction has commenced on a multi-million-dollar specialist training facility for heavy automotive trades at the CQUniversity Ooralea campus in Mackay in Central Queensland.

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Outstanding Finalists Vie For Apprentice Of Year Award

15 November 23

The finalists in the Apprentice of the Year category of HVIA’s National Awards have been revealed.

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New Round Of NHVR’s HVSI Grants Poised To Open

15 November 23

Submissions for the latest round of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative program open next week.

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QLD Plan To Abolish HV Rego Assessment Scheme

15 November 23

The Queensland Government is seeking feedback on plans to abolish the Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme.

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HVIA Awards Recognise Innovative Safety Solutions

8 November 23

A pre-start inspection solution for the hire industry, a portable fire-fighting module, and an AI-powered pedestrian protection system are among six innovative products short-listed for the Safety Innovation category in the 2023 HVIA National Awards

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems Mandate Proposed

8 November 23

The Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport has raised the prospect of mandating tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)

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HVIA Calls For ZEV Case Studies for Inaugural TruckShowX

8 November 23

HVIA is seeking expressions of interest from members keen to present at the inaugural TruckShowX 2024 zero-emissions trucking event to be held May 13-15, 2024 at Cape Schanck in Victoria

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HVIA State Committee Meetings Wrap-Up For 2023

8 November 23

The final round of HVIA State Committee Meetings for 2023 covered key regulatory, policy, and technical changes that impact members and the wider industry

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Projects To Boost Heavy Vehicle Safety And Productivity

8 November 23

The Federal Government has committed $18 million in funding towards new projects aimed at improving heavy vehicle safety and productivity on regional roads

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HVIA Calls For Consistency On Mass Limit Increases

1 November 23

HVIA calls for national consistency across the scope, details, and administration of separate state-based higher axle mass limit schemes

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Proposed Mass, Dimension Limit Increases Spark Debate

1 November 23

The Heavy Vehicle National Law Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement has generated lively discussion amongst HVIA members at recent State Committee Meetings

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BRE Engineers Growth With New Cutting Edge Facility

1 November 23

HVIA member Bruce Rock Engineering last week officially opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Forrestfield WA

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Course Aims To Lift Completion Rate Of Female Apprentices

1 November 23

Heavy commercial vehicle tradesperson-turned-life coach, mentor and industry ambassador Louise Azzopardi is offering a new coaching program that aims to tackle the high non-completion rate of female apprentices

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HVIA Reveals Product Innovation Category Finalists

1 November 23

HVIA has revealed the five finalists in the Production Innovation category of the prestigious 2023 HVIA National Awards, set to be announced at a Gala Dinner at the BCEC on November 24

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Apprentice Challenge Winners Enjoy Super Cars Action

1 November 23

The winners of the 2023 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge not only got to experience all the race action at last weekend’s Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, but also got a rare behind-the-scenes insight into the high-octane life of a race-car mechanic

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Program Aims To Steel Women For Truck Driving Career

1 November 23

Eleven candidates from five transport companies across three states will take part in the Australian pilot program of ‘Iron Women’, a driver training and licensing program aimed specifically at females

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Truck Width, Mass Changes Dominate HVIA Meetings

25 October 23

HVIA’s October State Committee Meetings are under way and generating considerable discussion around a recent changes to truck width and axle mass limits.

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HVIA National Awards Southern Region Finalists Unveiled

25 October 23

HVIA National Awards Southern Region finalists were honoured in Melbourne last week in front of an audience of industry leaders at the HVIA Executive Club event held in Melbourne

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Daimler Welcomes Increases In Axle Mass Limits For EVs

24 October 23

Axle weight limit increase trials for zero-emission vehicles in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland welcomed by Daimler Truck Australia Pacific

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HVIA Releases Fact Sheet On Navigating 3G Shutdown

24 October 23

New fact sheet explains the impending 3G network shutdown, the implications for industry, and what actions need to be taken to ensure you're not left in the lurch

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HVIA Reveals Rigids Eligible For SA Axle Mass Trial

18 October 23

HVIA reveals further details of the South Australian low and zero emission heavy vehicle trial scheme

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NHVR Launch Tool To Compare Heavy Vehicle Performance

18 October 23

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator this week launched a new interactive tool to help industry and road managers make more informed safety, productivity and sustainability decisions about the benefits of heavy vehicle combinations on the road network

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Hydrogen-Powered Waste Truck Commences Duties

18 October 23

Remondis Australia achieves global breakthrough as zero-emission hydrogen powered waste collection truck commences duties in NSW

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Transport Equip Manufacturers Lead Rise In Aug Turnover

12 October 23

Manufacturing recorded a 6.4 per cent rise in monthly turnover, the highest of any industry sector, with transport equipment manufacturers a key contributor.

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NTC Considers Increases In Vehicle Mass And Dimensions

11 October 23

The National Transport Commission (NTC) this week released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (C-RIS) on three key policy areas related to the Heavy Vehicle National Law review, including increases in vehicle mass and dimensions.

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HVIA Releases State Committee Meetings Agenda

11 October 23

HVIA’s final round of state committee meetings will be held across the major capital cities in late October – and the recent regulatory announcements that have caused a stir are front and centre.

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2023 HVIA Gala Awards Dinner Tickets Now On Sale

11 October 23

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 HVIA Gala Awards Dinner, which this year will be held at the home of the Brisbane Truck Show – the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – on Friday, November 24.

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Department Release Guide ‘Safer Vehicles’ Package

11 October 23

The Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications, and the Arts this week published updated guidance materials to reflect the ‘Safer Vehicles’ package unveiled recently.

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Victorian Engineer Registration Deadline Looms

11 October 23

Mechanical engineers providing professional engineering services in Victoria must be registered from December 1 this year or face significant penalties.

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Electric Vehicle Apprenticeships Arrive In Qld

11 October 23

Electric Vehicle (EV) apprentices are heading to the sunshine state, with TAFE Queensland now offering the Certificate III in Automotive Vehicle Technology apprenticeship to Queenslanders

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New And Revised ADRs To Support Truck Width Changes

4 October 23

New and revised ADRs necessary to support the recently announced changes to truck width published and available for review.

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National Awards Gala Dinner Tickets On Sale Next Week

4 October 23

Tickets are set to go on sale for the 2023 HVIA Gala Awards Dinner, which this year will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday, November 24.

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NSW Announces Higher Mass Limits For ZEV Trial

4 October 23

Transport for NSW this week released its Towards Net Zero Emissions Freight Policy, outlining a commitment to reduce emissions in the transport sector, including a trial of higher-mass zero emissions heavy vehicles on NSW roads.

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Announcements Accelerate Freight Decarbonisation

4 October 23

The past five days have brought several game-changing announcements that will accelerate the decarbonisation of trucking in Australia.

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Forum To Discuss Latest WH&S Issues And Initiatives

4 October 23

Transport Network Forum to discuss work health and safety issues, and the latest initiatives to help manage risks, prevent injury and support workers.

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Excellence in Operational Support Award For HVIA Member

4 October 23

Shane Pendergast, of HVIA member Air Brake Systems, has been named winner of the NatRoad Excellence in Operational Support Award.

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Manufacturing Sector Experiencing Mild Slowdown

3 October 23

Australia’s manufacturing sector is experiencing a mild slowdown with few signs of a deeper downturn ahead, according to new data.

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Government Announces Historic Truck Width Increase

28 September 23

Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown today announced the Federal Government’s landmark decision to increase the overall width limit for trucks in Australia to 2.55 metres

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HVIA Flags Huge Agenda For Committee Meetings

27 September 23

Truck width and mass increases, electromobility, technical issues, and HVIA’s new magazine and ZEV show all on packed agenda for upcoming state committee meetings.

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Last Chance To Subscribe To Road Boss Magazine!

27 September 23

Don’t miss out on the first issue of our awesome new magazine Road Boss, with the inaugural edition packed full of cracker yarns on industry icons, innovators and colourful characters.

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NTI Expands, Paccar Dealer Change, Ampol Trial

27 September 23

HVIA partners and members NTI, PACCAR Australia and Ampol unveil range of new initiatives.

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Freight Strategy Industry Reference Panel Unveiled

27 September 23

The Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport has announced membership of a Reference Panel to provide industry with a clear line of sight on implementation of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.

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White Paper Outlines Measures To Build Future Workforce

27 September 23

An employment white paper released this week by Federal Treasury details ambitious measures to build Australia’s future workforce, including those required to enable the transport industry’s transition to net-zero.

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Feedback Sought On Axle Mass Increases For Euro VI Trucks

20 September 23

HVIA seeks feedback from members to inform future axle mass increases to accommodate introduction of Euro VI trucks

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HVIA Puts Tag Trailer Mass Back On The Reform Agenda

20 September 23

HVIA is hopeful long-standing issues related to tag trailer mass will be resolved over the coming year

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Chamberlains Host Free Seminar On Asset Protection

20 September 23

HVIA Supporting Partner Chamberlains to hold free seminar on how to secure assets and better protect them against threats like litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency, theft and more

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Deadline looms to register for R&D Tax Incentive

20 September 23

Companies with financial year ended December 31, 2022 reminded they need to register their eligible R&D by end of October

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HVIA Attends First Vehicle Standards Committee Meeting

20 September 23

HVIA meets with Federal Department of Infrastructure to discuss vehicle standards issues, including safety and environmental standards for heavy vehicles

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Government Aims To Address Inadequate Road Safety Data

20 September 23

Government working towards National Road Safety Data Collection and Reporting Framework and minimum national dataset

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Key Appointment Boosts HVIA’s Advocacy Firepower

13 September 23

HVIA announces new addition to the team with Dr Adele Lausberg joining as Chief Advocacy Officer

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Penske Australia And Daimler Trucks Expand Footprints

13 September 23

HVIA members Penske Australia and Daimler Trucks have unveiled expansions of their dealer networks

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HVIA Calls For Member Input Into Freight Strategy Review

13 September 23

Review of National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy bought forward to ensure fit-for-purpose in the current environment

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Machinery/Equipment Manufacturing Sector Contracts

13 September 23

Australia’s downstream manufacturing sector – including machinery and equipment – contracted in August

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Member input sought on electric vehicle training needs

7 September 23

HVIA is inviting interested members to assist in identifying the training needs for workshop/technical staff diagnosing and repairing heavy vehicles with battery-electric systems

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HVIA members take home silverware at VTA Awards

6 September 23

HVIA members CMV Truck & Bus and Hyzon Motors received gongs at the recent Australian Freight Industry Awards held in Melbourne.

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Webinar: Managing the risks due to 3G network closure

6 September 23

Webinar provides high-level information on the impacts of the Australian 3G shutdown and what local government and transport industry need to do to prepare for the transition

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HVIA CEO appointed to key workforce advisory panel

6 September 23

HVIA CEO Todd Hacking has been appointed to the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance’s Automotive Strategic Workforce Advisory Panel

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NHVR release local government road managers’ info hub

5 September 23

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator releases new online information hub to support local government and road managers

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HVIA promotes National Rural Road Safety Month

5 September 23

National Rural Road Safety Month serves as a timely reminder for all road users, as Australia’s road toll is tragically trending upwards

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Department reschedules ROVER webinar for this Friday

5 September 23

The Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport has rescheduled its webinar on upcoming changes to the functionality of the Road Vehicle Regulator (ROVER) administrative system for the Road Vehicle Standards Act

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NTC calls for feedback on DG heavy vehicle and tank design

30 August 23

The National Transport Commission is seeking feedback on heavy vehicle and tank design for dangerous goods transportation.

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Sneak Peak: Inside the first issue of Road Boss magazine

30 August 23

It’s now only 30 sleeps until the inaugural edition of HVIA’s ground-breaking new magazine Road Boss heads off to the printer and the team is busy criss-crossing the country to bring you what we’ve promised: authentic, engaging, and entertaining stories on the industry’s icons, innovators and colourful characters.

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Reminder: Upcoming ROVER webinars dates confirmed

30 August 23

The Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport is holding two public webinars relevant to users of the ROVER administrative system for the Road Vehicle Standards Act.

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HVIA works with NHVR to fix tow truck compliance issues

30 August 23

The NHVR says it is investigating a recent incident where a member was issued with a roadside notice due to the combination of a towing vehicle and its load (a car being towed) exceeding the maximum overall length and rear overhang limit that apply to rigid vehicles under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

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Decision imminent on bp renewable diesel refinery

30 August 23

A final investment decision is expected to be made this year on bp’s proposed Kwinana Energy Hub which will see the former oil refinery redeveloped into a green energy hub producing renewable diesel (HVO), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and green hydrogen

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New industry projects to drive heavy vehicle safety

23 August 23

A dozen heavy vehicle safety initiatives have been alolocated funding in the latest round of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative

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Factory tour gives Lord Mayor insights into HV manufacturing

23 August 23

The Drake Group shared its views on how to encourage growth and innovation in the local manufacturing industry during a recent visit by Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner

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Feds commit $22m to Truck Training and Testing Precinct

23 August 23

The Federal Government has announced $22 million in funding for stage one of Wodonga TAFE’s Logical Innovation Precinct which includes a Heavy Vehicle Training and Experimentation Precinct.

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Next round of ROVER updates due mid-September

22 August 23

The Federal Department of Infrastructure has advised that the next updates to the ROVER (Road Vehicle Regulator) system are planned for Friday, September 8 to Tuesday, September 12.

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