HVIA Reconnects Trailer Wiring Working Group

12 June 24

HVIA has announced a re-focussed trailer wiring working group in recognition that setting the requirements of the Australian Design Rules to allow safe, sensible, practical, and cost-effective compliance options remains a core function of its technical activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HVIA warns against jumping the gun on trailer width

1 June 23

The NHVR’s discussion paper, released today, explores options for implementing the Safer Freight Vehicle (SFV) reforms, which are yet to be finalised at the Federal level.

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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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Amendments to Lighting ADRs

22 March 23

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts has amended a wide range of Australian Design Rules related to vehicle lighting. 

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ADR now in place for Euro VI and some EV’s

21 February 23

ADR 80/04 adopting Euro VI and equivalent standards for heavy vehicles has now been signed and can now be accessed on the Federal Register of Legislation. 

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Albanese Government confirms new emissions standards for trucks and buses

13 October 22

HVIA has congratulated the Albanese Government on today’s announcement confirming the introduction of ADR80/04 – the Australian standard that brings our emissions standards in line with Euro 6. 

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The long overdue next step to keep pace with world emissions standards

11 October 22

Believe it or not we live in a first world country, not just a distant colonial outpost. Why then has it taken an additional eight years for our engine emissions regulations to catch up with Europe?

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Bull bars for light vehicles under review

9 August 22

The current standard covering bull bars for light vehicles (AS 4876.1-2002) is being assessed to determine its future status.

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Reversing Technologies Consultation RIS

13 April 22

A consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examining the case for introducing a new mandatory standard for the installation of reversing technologies to new vehicles has been released.

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HVIA welcomes Advanced Emergency Braking ADR’s

9 March 22

HVIA has welcomed two new Australian Design Rules (ADR) mandating Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) on heavy vehicles.

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Truck and trailer width review a long way from resolved

9 December 21

HVIA has welcomed news that proposed amendments to truck and trailer width will be circulated for comment and further explorations into their productivity and cost impact.

The proposed amendments are the result of the Safer Freight Vehicles reforms, a process that was begun by the national Transport Commission in March of this year.

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Clarification on vehicle marking requirements for Heavy Trailers under RVSA

28 July 21

HVIA has obtained a quick response from the Department following an anomaly spotted by an HVIA member.

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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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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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Release of ADR Amendment Omnibus

9 June 21

In early 2020, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development indicated that they intended to alter the process by which minor amendments to ADR’s were to be carried out.

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Could changes to ADR’s see an uptake of safer heavy vehicles?

28 April 21

Yesterday the Department of Infrastructure released a discussion paper outlining possible changes to ADRs to enhance the uptake of safety features on heavy vehicles.

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Safety Devices to be exempted from dimension rules

19 August 20

Proposed amendments to Heavy Vehicle Standards governing dimension rules will impact HVIA members.

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