Save The Date For Q3 HVIA Member Meetings

17 July 24

The next round of HVIA member meetings will be staged in late August, covering off the latest developments in government policy and legislation of relevance to the heavy vehicle industry

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HVIA’s May Forum Keeps Members Up To Date

5 June 24

Last week HIVA held its first online member forum for 2024 which provided updates on key advocacy, regulatory, technical and policy issues

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HVIA Release Agenda For First Online Member Meeting

16 May 24

HVIA has released the agenda for its first online member meeting for 2024, to be held Thursday, May 30 from 1:00-3:00pm

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Key points from HVIA’s mid-year State Committee meetings

26 July 23

The HVIA team has reported an excellent and productive mid-year round of State Committee meetings held in WA, QLD, NSW, and VIC this month.

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Regulatory impacts on the agenda for State Committee Meetings

12 July 23

Critical regulatory issues that continue to impact members dominate the agenda for this month's round of HVIA State Committee Meetings, commencing tomorrow in Melbourne.

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RVSA transition complete – where to next?

5 July 23

We are now into the new financial year and the transition process from the Motor Vehicle Standards Act to the Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) is now complete; all vehicles entering the Australian Market must comply with the RVSA rules from now on.

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Takeaways from the first round

29 March 23

Several recurring viewpoints were expressed by HVIA members at State Committee meetings held in WA, QLD, NSW, and VIC this month.

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HVIA State Committee Meetings – WA and QLD

15 March 23

HVIA's first two State Committee Meetings for 2023 have enjoyed strong engagement from Members, with meetings in Sydney and Melbourne still to come.

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HVIA and NHVR techsperts tackling policy challenges

15 March 23

Newly-minted Chief Technical Officer, Adam Ritzinger, and Manager of Member Engagement, Harrison Hunkin are on the case for HVIA members.

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Last round of State Committee Meetings for 2022

7 December 22

HVIA's last round of State Committee Meetings for 2023 concluded with the Victorian meeting held at CMV Truck and Bus in Derrimut.

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NHVR releases PBS version 2 Discussion Paper

23 November 22

The NHVR has proposed a series of significant reforms in its long-awaited discussion paper on PBS 2.0.

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Webinar: the NHVR’s Class 3 truck and dog notice

9 November 22

HVIA and the NHVR have agreed that HVIA will organise a Webinar that will allow the allow members to engage with the NHVR and seek clarity on what can and can’t be done under the existing Class 3 truck and dog notice.

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HVIA State Committees underway

24 August 22

The latest round of HVIA State Committee meetings are underway, with today's Sydney well-attended meeting the first to be held. It's not too late to attend.

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CEO Report to February State Committees

9 February 22

The start of 2022 has been turbulent for many. It has tested the resolve and agility of our members, who time after time have shown incredible resilience. 

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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 difficulties.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HVIA State Committee meetings postponed

17 March 20

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

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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.

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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.

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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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