HVIA’s new tyre working group kicks off

16 September 20

Last Thursday, HVIA held the lick off meeting for the Tyre working group. Just over 25 members participated in the webinar to discuss the background and scope of what the group intends to achieve.

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Thornycroft – from the ground up

15 September 20

In 1968 our classic Thornycoft A1 made the perfect stage for the opening ceremony of the very first Queensland Truck Show, the event that grew to become today's Brisbane Truck Show.

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High Court overturns controversial Personal Leave decision

8 September 20

The controversial Mondelez Decision regarding the calculation of Personal Leave has now been overturned by the High Court.

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NTI’s resto truck up for grabs for MND research

8 September 20

It’s the moment restoration enthusiasts have been waiting for – HVIA Principal Partner, NTI, is excited to announce the opportunity to bid at auction on the organisation’s restored, custom 1946 Ford Jail Bar.

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Help make freight transport more productive

2 September 20

The Australian Government is calling on freight operators to help improve key freight routes by giving feedback on local government infrastructure assets.

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2019 Peter Langworthy Future Leader Award Winner

3 August 20

In honour of Peter Langworthy, HVIA Past President and industry leader, the Future Leader Award is in recognition of Peter’s long-standing commitment to the mentoring of young people and supporting their development to leadership roles.

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Hosting a meeting or event at BTS21?

29 July 20

Are you intending to hold meetings, conferences or other events before or during the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show?

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2019 Community Leadership Award Winner

29 July 20

The HVIA Community Leadership Award recognises members who have engaged positively with the community.
The 2019 award winner was NTI for their MND Research Truck Restoration project.

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2019 HVIA Safety Innovation Award Winner

20 July 20

HVIA’s Safety Innovation Award is a dual stream award that recognises members who have implemented a new product or system in their workplace, which has made that site or their business safer. The award also recognises members who have designed or manufactured a piece of equipment, component, technology or another safety solution that makes the heavy vehicle industry safer.

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Add leadership and communication skills to your new trade

16 July 20

HVIA is one of four peak automotive industry bodies that have partnered to offer the Automotive Industry Ambassador Program for late stage apprentices and early trades people.

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2019 HVIA Product Innovation Award Winner

15 July 20

The Product Innovation Award recognises HVIA members who have designed and utilised new technology or built an innovative product to address the growing road freight task. The award recognises products and services that provide innovative technological solutions for new and existing market needs.

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1.75% wage increase announced

23 June 20

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages following its 2020 annual wage review.

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Consultation on Heavy Vehicle Road Reform

10 June 20

The Department of Infrastructure has published a Consultation Paper and other supporting materials looking at four proposed changes being examined as part of the ongoing Heavy Vehicle Road Reform (HVRR) Program.

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Buchholz highlights Woolworths’ Covid-safe culture

3 June 20

Assistant Minister for Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz says Woolworths is a case study of a successful Covid-safe culture.

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FWC ruling sets troubling precedent for employers of casuals and casual contracts

25 May 20

Casual employee entitled to claim payments for annual leave, personal/carer’s leave, compassionate leave, and public holidays. Employer not entitled to restitution or to “set off” the claim. The Regulation introduced to prevent double dipping proves ineffective.

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Update: New regulation allows employers to offset casual loading

22 May 20

The Full Federal Court held that an employee who was classified as a ‘casual’ was in fact a permanent employee due to their regular and predictable hours and expectation of continuing work. As a result the employee was entitled to paid annual leave in addition to their casual rate of pay.

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Testing facility applications now open

6 May 20

The Department of Infrastructure has announced that organisations wishing to register as a testing facility under the Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) should be able to submit applications from Wednesday 6 May 2020.

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SkillsTech forging forward with Thornycroft restoration

29 April 20

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech are quite literally forging forward with the Thornycroft restoration project.

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Vale Malcolm Chisholm

27 April 20

The heavy vehicle industry has lost another of its local identities with the passing of Mr Malcolm Chisholm on Thursday 23rd April aged 78 years.

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Component Type Approvals papers released

22 April 20

The Department of Infrastructure has released two documents explaining how Component Type Approvals will be managed under the new Road Vehicle Standards Act which will come into force next year.

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Want to be featured in the upcoming HVIA podcast series?

15 April 20

On Thursday April 9th, Standards Australia released the long awaited revision to two important standards that are of interest to numerous HVIA members

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Updated working arrangements for the NHVR PBS team

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.

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Heavy vehicle industry praises incentives to activate business spending

12 March 20

The Australian Government’s “Coronavirus stimulus package” announced today has pulled the right levers to encourage spending according to HVIA.

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