The BTS Jobs Hub is an opportunity not to be missed

14 April 21

Almost daily, HVIA encounters anecdotes from our members of the difficulty in recruiting and retaining good employees. Our LinkedIn feed is filled with positions vacant and career opportunities in the industry.

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BTS21 VIP tickets now available for members

31 March 21

Make sure your customers are at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show. VIP tickets are like gold, and yet they are a fraction of the price of a ticket at the door.

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Time to unveil the future of fuels

31 March 21

The Australian Government has committed to support low emission technologies across the innovation chain, and the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show is the place to see where that is taking us.

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Government’s travel boost makes heading to Brisbane a no-brainer

11 March 21

The Australian Government’s announcement of half-price air travel makes travel to Queensland for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show a no-brainer according to Heavy Vehicle Australia Chief Executive Todd Hacking.

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Tickets now on sale for BTS21

2 March 21

All the required boxes have been checked - it’s go time; tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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Brisbane Truck Show – Full Steam Ahead

24 February 21

HVIA has announced that the Brisbane Truck Show will proceed as normal from the 13-16 May 2021. Chairman John Drake said this decision was not made lightly but is final.

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New expo sites open up as Civil Construction Field Days grows

17 February 21

Have you locked in your site for the 2021 Civil Construction Field Days heavy equipment and machinery show?

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Inspiring activations coming to the BTS21 Jobs Hub

3 February 21

It is full steam ahead with preparations for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show and with each week more details are being revealed about exciting displays, events and activations taking place within and alongside the show.

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What will you be showcasing at BTS21?

27 January 21

Each week Brisbane Truck Show marketing campaign is reaching tens of thousands of people – many of whom are your potential customers.

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Applying for the Business Events Grant?

20 January 21

If you are applying for the Federal Government’s Business Events Grant, we have compiled some Brisbane Truck Show information that may help with your application.

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Exciting opportunity to display vehicles at South Bank Parklands

20 January 21

2019 saw the launch of Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week as the umbrella event encompassing the Brisbane Truck Show, and the many significant complementary events, activities and activations, both within the BCEC and across the city.

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BTS21: The return of business events is a priority for the economy and industry

13 January 21

The forecast for truck sales is for a good year in 2021 and operators will be looking forward to coming to Brisbane to see what is on offer. Already we are being inundated with ticket enquiries, which go on sale soon.

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This is everything we have been waiting for

4 January 21

How did you see the New Year in? Has there ever been one we’ve looked forward to more? Yet, it’s like none we have ever celebrated.

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Business events grants available for BTS21 participants

4 January 21

Eligible businesses are now able to apply for a grant to cover up to 50% of the costs of attending the Brisbane Truck Show as delegates or exhibitors.

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50 year members honoured at HVIA breakfast

20 November 20

HVIA's 2020 National Awards Breakfast featured presentations to six companies who were founding members of HVIA (formerly CVIAQ).

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2020 HVIA National Award Winners

20 November 20

Winners of the 2020 HVIA National Awards were announced at a breakfast in Brisbane this morning and broadcast around the country.

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Innovation and commitment celebrated at HVIA National Awards Breakfast

20 November 20

HVIA today announced the winners of a suite of awards, for leadership and innovation, in the heavy vehicle sector.

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Showcase webinar launches new BTS21 Exhibitor resource

17 November 20

Brisbane Truck Show exhibitors turned out in strength for the first Exhibitor Showcase webinar yesterday including the launch of a new website specifically for exhibitors.

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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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2020 Peter Langworthy Future Leader Award nominees

4 November 20

The Peter Langworthy Future Leader Award is acknowledges young people who have recently graduated from an apprenticeship and/or who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within their organisation or the industry.

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National Apprentice Challenge – are you up for the challenge?

21 October 20

The call for apprentices from around the country is out now. The opportunity to compete in the National Apprentice Challenge, with selected teams taking on the best-of-the-best from all over the country, has been raised another notch.

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New heavy equipment & machinery show for BTS21

20 October 20

The Brisbane Truck Show (BTS), Queensland’s largest B2B event, is set to get even bigger with a new partnership that will see it turn back the clock with the launch of a new accompanying heavy equipment & machinery show.

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2020 National Apprentice of the Year nominations

16 October 20

HVIA’s National Apprentice of the Year Award has been acknowledging outstanding apprentices for over 35 years.

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HVIA 2020 Community Leadership Award nominations

16 October 20

HVIA's Community Leadership Award recognises Members which have engaged positively with the community either directly by undertaking community engagement, education, or some other community support initiative, or indirectly, whereby the community gains a benefit from a new innovation with tangible community benefits.

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2020 HVIA Product Innovation Award nominations

14 October 20

The sixteen nominations for the 2020 HVIA Productivity Innovation Award include products and services that provide innovative technological solutions for new and existing market needs.

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Heavy vehicle industry welcomes Government commitment to future fuels

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.

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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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New grants support participation in business events

11 September 20

HVIA is pleased to share with you the Australian Government’s announcement this morning of a $50 million injection into Australia's vital business events sector ahead of the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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It’s all go for the show

2 September 20

“Naturally it is disappointing when one of our major exhibitors has to pull out of a show," Mr Hacking said. "However, we know how much our industry and its customers are looking forward to getting together in Brisbane in May 2021 and most see it as the opportunity to reconnect and kickstart the industry."

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Celebrating HVIA Membership for 50 years

26 August 20

Six members of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia are being celebrated for fifty years of continuous membership.

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HVIA National Awards attract strong field

26 August 20

HVIA members have responded to the opportunity to have their teams and innovation acknowledged.

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2019 National Apprentice of the Year

10 August 20

HVIA’s National Apprentice of the Year Award has been acknowledging outstanding apprentices for over 35 years.

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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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BTS21 – it’s a truck festival

28 July 20

The Brisbane Truck Show will return to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parklands from 13 to 15 May 2021.
The award winning event is the largest automotive business-to-business event in the southern hemisphere.

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Ozaccom+ the logical choice for BTS bookings

24 July 20

Returning as the accommodation manager for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, Ozaccom+ experience shines through.
HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley said Ozaccom+ was HVIA’s immediate choice to supply accommodation options for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, and have been assisting BTS attendees since 2009.

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Partners locked and loaded for 2021 Brisbane Truck Show

22 July 20

The Brisbane Truck Show has renewed long-term partnerships with National Transport Insurance, BP Australia and Bauer Media Group ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated 2021 event.

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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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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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2020 HVIA National Awards – Nominations open

8 July 20

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said the 2020 HVIA National Awards is a great opportunity for members to recognise the dedication and commitment of their teams.
Nominations close on 14 August 2020.

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Reflections: Here’s to the year ahead

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.

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Year in Review 2019/20

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.

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One year until the doors open for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show

13 May 20

The Brisbane Truck Show is the only business-to-business trade show representing and advancing the interest of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

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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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Unleash your child’s inner artist

1 April 20

Help distract the kids at home and enter the HVIA Colouring Competition for your chance to WIN a family pass to the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show.

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Template for Thornycroft rebuild

25 March 20

The team at Tafe Queensland Skillstech now have the perfect template to develop plans for the restoration of our 1926 Thornycroft A2.

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ComVec 2020 conference postponed in response to outbreak

18 March 20

In response to the latest advice from State and Federal Governments, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has postponed ComVec 2020.

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Join us as she comes back to life

13 February 20

The restoration project of this particular 1926 Thornycroft A2 is a major legacy project during Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia's 50 year celebrations, only made possible with the support of our members and friends.

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HVIA’s 50th anniversary legacy project starts now!

18 December 19

It’s a story with many chapters. In order to understand where we are going with this, we’ll need to take you back to a couple of crucial events. In images of the official opening of the inaugural event you can see the stage - a 1926 Thornycroft A2 flatbed.

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Buchholz praises heavy vehicle ingenuity at HVIA Gala Awards

19 November 19

The heavy vehicle industry’s appetite for innovation was quenched at the 2019 HVIA Gala Awards Dinner held at South Brisbane’s Emporium Hotel on Friday night.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz MP praised the quality nominations competing for HVIA’s suite of awards.

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Brisbane Truck Show takes out two Australian Event Awards

19 September 19

The Brisbane Truck Show has taken out two major national event awards, being named Australia’s Best Corporate Event and Best Exhibition, Trade or Consumer Show for this year’s event.

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Report shows trade studies set students up for a fruitful career

14 August 19

HVIA says Grattan Institute report shows the vast majority of schools are currently a bit blinkered to the opportunities available through trades and other vocational study.

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Brisbane Truck Show named national event awards finalist

6 August 19

The Brisbane Truck Show has been shortlisted for two awards in the 2019 Australian Event Awards. HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley said the announcement should be enjoyed by all participants in the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show.

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The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show in 60 seconds

19 July 19

It was an action packed four days at the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show, both within the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and across Brisbane including the amazing new South Bank Roadhouse festival and truck display.

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Industry unites to deliver Brisbane Truck Show success

21 May 19

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show wound up on Sunday afternoon with an almost ten percent increase in patronage through the doors of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking was full of praise for the support of the show from the heavy vehicle industry and its customers.

“It’s been an amazing ...

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150 positions available as Jobs Hub launched at Brisbane Truck Show

14 May 19

The Brisbane Truck Show has launched a state of the art Jobs Hub at the largest on-road transport event in the Southern Hemisphere.

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HVIA Southern Region Awards Winners

22 October 18

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia celebrated its Southern Region Awards event on Friday night, including the inaugural presentation of three new awards.

Against a stunning backdrop across Docklands to Port Phillip Bay, the cocktail event was presented by HVIA key partner National Transport Insurance and TruckAssist, at the Victorian headquarters of HVIA insights partner, KPMG.

Special ...

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HVIA’s new National Awards kicks off

11 July 18

The Australian heavy vehicle industry’s capacity to provide innovative solutions for the road transport task will be acknowledged and celebrated by the industry’s national association, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) with a suite of leadership and innovation awards launched today.

HVIA Chairman Nathan Usher says the new awards reinforce and uphold HVIA’s vision of an ...

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