BTS23 Showcasing Record Number of Truck Makes and Models

The next revolution in road freight transport

The 2023 Brisbane Truck Show boasts the largest-ever display of truck makes and models in the event’s storied 55-year history.

“A landmark in the industry’s sustainability journey.”

Buoyed by record demand for new trucks over the past 18 months, an all-time high 16 OEMs representing some 23 brands are showcasing their vehicles at this year’s show.

All the big established brands are exhibiting a slew of new products, some publicly for the first time, including Kenworth’s ‘Next Level’ K220 and DAF’s preview of the super-impressive 660hp DAF XG+, MAN’s new TG range, Western Star’s slick-looking X-Series models, Fuso’s high-powered Shogun 510, and Iveco’s all-new S-Way and T-Way trucks.

What’s more, the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show features the biggest showcase of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) ever assembled under the one roof in Australia, from battery (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEV) to conventional trucks powered by hydrated vegetable oils (HVO) – and somewhere in between, hybrid diesel-electric vehicles.

The extensive line-up includes multiple models from established truck brands – headlined by the first public showing of Mercedes-Benz’s new eActros and eEconic BEVs, the new-generation of Fuso’s pioneering eCanter, Isuzu’s just-released global ZEV platform, Hyundai’s Mighty BEV, and Volvo’s FE, FL and FM BEV range.

Even the king of the big bangers, Kenworth, is providing a taste of the future with its HFCEV T680 equipped with a 630hp electric motor; while stablemate DAF is showcasing the 19-tonne LF Electric featuring a 260kW electric motor powered by a 282kWh battery pack.

Adding to this rapidly expanding offering from established brands is a slew of ZEV vehicles on show from a raft of relatively new brands such as SEA Electric, Hyzon Motors, HDrive, Janus Electric and Foton.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking believes this year’s show will no doubt be remembered as a landmark in the industry’s sustainability journey.

“Since 1990, heavy vehicle noxious emissions standards have reduced CO and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions by over 80 per cent,” Mr Hacking said.

“That is despite the fact there are almost 60 per cent more heavy vehicles on the road, and the total distance travelled by those vehicles has increased by over 80 per cent over the same period,” he says.

“This year the industry is again showing its leadership – well ahead of regulation and standards;

“On every truck manufacturer’s stand you will see a sustainability solution, whether that be alternative fuels and/or the unveiling of battery or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.”

HVIA expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week partners the Queensland Government, Tourism and Events Queensland, and the Brisbane City Council through the Brisbane Economic Development Agency.

HVIA is also proud of the support it achieves from the Brisbane Truck Show’s major partners led by National Transport Insurance and Truck Assist, Trucksales and the Carsales network, Caltex, Wurth and many other significant commercial, event and festival partners.

The Brisbane Truck Show runs from:
Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 May 2023
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Doors open at 10.00am each day.

BTS23 Ampol Media Preview Tour
A guided media tour takes place from 9.15am on Thursday 18 May.
Media tour info:

Interviews are available
HVIA CEO Todd Hacking
Representatives from all major exhibitors.

Media contacts:

Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week 2023 activities

Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week 2023 will run from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2023 in Brisbane.  The week incorporates the following heavy vehicle events:


  • Brisbane Truck Show (BCEC)
  • South Bank Truck Festival (South Bank Parklands)
    • Mack Anthem Truck built by LEGO bricks as a Guinness World Record attempt
    • Rock on Riverside Live @ South Bank concerts
    • Electric Avenue – zero-emission truck display on Little Stanley Street
    • National Apprentice Challenge at the South Bank Piazza
  • Heavy Equipment and Machinery Show (Brisbane RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills)
  • Heritage Truck Show (Rocklea Showgrounds)

Program highlights

Key highlights of the program include:

  • The largest display of zero emissions heavy vehicles in the southern hemisphere
    • Plus Electric Avenue display on Little Stanley Street, South Bank
  • Brisbane Truck Show (BCEC)
  • Complimentary community concerts in South Bank Parklands Riverside Green
  • Co-presented by Live at South Bank, Eat South Bank, QMusic
  • The Superjesus and Australian Rock Collective plus many more
    • The Live at South Bank program is proudly supported by the Australian Government Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand Fund
  • Full-scale replica Mack Anthem built from Lego bricks
    • celebrating 60 years of Mack Trucks being manufactured in Queensland
  • The battle of Australia’s best automotive apprentices at the HVIA National Apprentice Challenge, featuring a crowd of almost 2,000 students from an anticipated 50 high schools to experience the diverse and rewarding career opportunities

About the Brisbane Truck Show:

The Brisbane Truck Show is staged by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), the national association representing and advancing the interests of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

With a proud history dating back to 1968, the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show will be the seventh to be held at the world-class Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Read about the history of the show here:

On display is the most comprehensive range of trucks, trailers, components, equipment, accessories and technology in Australia.

Across four days the show attracts between thirty and forty thousand visitors. They include fleet executives and purchasing managers from industries including road transport, agriculture, retail, mining, construction, infrastructure, services, trades and local government.

The Brisbane Truck Show is far more than a trade exhibition. It is a showcase of the amazing capabilities and capacity of the Australian heavy vehicle industry.

Through complementary activities within the show we will celebrate and promote the industry’s design, engineering, manufacturing and technology innovation, and the vital economic and highly-skilled employment footprint of our industry across Australia.

The 2023 Brisbane Truck Show is taking a series of further leaps ahead, as we cement its place as Australasia’s premier transport event.

In collaboration with peak industry bodies we’re also going to promote the positive benefits of an innovative, safe & productive fleet to government officials, safety and environment advocates, road user groups and community leaders.

Read about Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week:

In 2023 the industry will come together once more to catch up with old friends and make new ones, all in their favourite marketplace.

About the organisers

The Brisbane Truck Show is staged by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), the national association representing and advancing the interests of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

HVIA is committed to providing leading advice and assistance to its members and directing and influencing policy at all levels of government with a commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for its members, the wider industry and the community.

HVIA is well resourced to deliver our four key work programs of Advocacy, Member Services, Workforce Development and National Events.

About the industry

The entire industry involved in the design, manufacture, importation, distribution, modification, sale, service and repair of on-road vehicles with a gross vehicle mass or aggregate trailer mass over 3.5 tonnes as well as their components, equipment and technology.

Australia is a world leader in many aspects of heavy vehicle transport. We have a thriving and robust local industry that comprises hundreds of innovative trailer, specialised vehicle, component, equipment and technology manufacturers and suppliers in addition to the product assembly of global heavy vehicle brands such as Volvo, Mack, Kenworth, DAF, SEA Electric and now Hyzon.

Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Industry directly employs over 80,000 people and manufactures, services and repairs some of the world’s most efficient, safe, innovative and technologically advanced vehicles.

The increasing pace of technological change presents substantial challenges to industry and to regulators. There is also a significant focus on innovation and regulatory reform to support the performance of the Australian economy into the future.

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