7 October 20
2020 has been marred by an unprecedented global health pandemic but last night the economic realisation of this health crisis hit home. The global economic contraction in 2020 is 45 times worse than the 2009 Global Financial Crisis.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
30 September 20
It is not too late to have input into HVIA's response to the current review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).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.
From today 23rd September, the Component Type Approval application module will be made active under ROVER.
The roll-out of each module of ROVER is tied to key legislative implementation milestones in ...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
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.READ MORE
26 August 20
The successful Chain of Responsibility prosecution of a Queensland company for fatigue related breaches sounds a warning to transport operators to take their data management responsibilities seriously.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.
30 June 20
HVIA is excited to work with the Federal Government, NHVR and all stakeholders to improve the uptake of safety technology in Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet through the NHVR's new SETUP plan.READ MORE
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
25 June 20
The National Transport Commission (NTC) has just released the consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) for the Review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.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
24 June 20
It is at times like these that we need to band together and be there for each other.
HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking has written to Members reflecting on 2019-20 and outlining HVIA's year ahead.
23 June 20
The 2019/20 year has certainly presented circumstances and a business environment that no one could have predicted, nor would have wished for. That didn't stop HVIA and its members from rising to the challenges.READ MORE
17 June 20
Australia’s benchmark setting Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme has celebrated its 10,000th vehicle approval recently. HVIA says it is only the beginning of the quest for a safer more productive fleet.READ MORE
10 June 20
The Department of Infrastructure has just updated its RVS legislation implementation webpage, which includes a new section on our stakeholder commitment and a link to a revised RVS Legislation Program Roadmap calendar.READ MORE
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.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
13 May 20
Austroads has approved guidelines for assessing damage on heavy vehicles to decide if they should be declared a statutory write off.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
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.READ MORE
22 April 20
HVIA has praised the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) for granting a temporary relaxation of calibration requirements for roller-brake testing (RBT) equipment.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
15 April 20
Standards Australia released the long awaited revision to two important standards that are of interest to numerous HVIA members.READ MORE
14 April 20
The Department of Infrastructure has announced that it will be releasing some additional Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) guidance material for review within approximately the next week.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
17 March 20
HVIA is postponing all State Committee Meetings currently scheduled for April and June.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
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.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.
4 September 19
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DIT) are developing a new IT system (ROVER) to support applications made under the Road Vehicle Standards (RVS) legislation.READ MORE
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