Strategy Identifies Opportunity To Make HV Batteries

23 May 24

The Federal Government has today released the nation’s first National Battery Strategy supporting its ‘Future Made in Australia’ strategy

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HVIA Seek Feedback On NSW Heavy Vehicle Access Policy

22 May 24

HVIA has prepared a draft response to the updated Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) Heavy Vehicle Access Policy – and is seeking feedback from members by next Tuesday May 28 so we can finalise our feedback before the deadline of May 31

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Govt Release Transport Net Zero Roadmap and Action Plan

22 May 24

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport has this week released the Transport and Infrastructure Net Zero Consultation Roadmap and Action Plan, one of the six sectoral plans the Australian Government is developing to build a Net Zero 2050 plan

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WHG Appointed Apple Authorised Reseller

21 May 24

HVIA member WHG, a provider of telematics, Internet-of-Things and tailor-made technology solutions, has been appointment as an Apple Authorised Reseller

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QLD TMR Propose Reform Of Written-Off Vehicle Scheme

21 May 24

Transport and Main Roads in Queensland has released a discussion paper proposing wholesale reform of its written-off vehicle scheme

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VIC Business Property Tax Reforms Pass Parliament

20 May 24

The Victorian Government’s plan to progressively abolish stamp duty on commercial and industrial properties has passed Parliament

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Countrywide Hydrogen Locks In $8M Funding Deal

20 May 24

Australian renewable hydrogen project developer Countrywide Hydrogen’s goal to be Tasmania’s first major green hydrogen producer has been boosted by the award of an $8 million funding package from the Tasmanian Government through its Green Hydrogen Price Reduction Scheme

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Creative Thinking Puts IKEA On Track To Net Zero

17 May 24

Collaborating with its delivery partners and other key stakeholders has been critical to ensuring home furnishings retailer IKEA Australia is on track to meet its ambitious goal of 100 per cent zero-emissions truck deliveries by 2025

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TruckShowX Illuminates The Road To Decarbonisation

16 May 24

The inaugural TruckShowX has achieved its ambitious goal of delivering Australia’s largest-ever transport decarbonisation event, with more than 350 industry decision makers attending the summit held on May 12-14 at RACV Cape Schanck Resort on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula

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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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Brisbane Truck Show Snares QLD Event Award

16 May 24

The Brisbane Truck Show has been named Association Event of the Year in the 2023 Queensland Meetings & Events Australia Awards

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Feedback Sought On Victorian Freight Plan

16 May 24

The Victorian Government has released a discussion paper seeking input from industry to its planned update for the Victorian Freight Plan which was originally published in 2018

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Federal Budget Seeks To Supercharge Renewable Fuels

15 May 24

Last night’s Federal Budget included record funding for Australia’s hydrogen and renewables industries, including low carbon liquid fuels, new incentives to employ apprentices, and an extension of the instant asset write-off

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NatRoad Launch Practical Guide To Reducing Emissions

14 May 24

NatRoad launched a new set of resources at this week’s TruckShowX to inform and guide Australian truck operators to achieve net-zero emissions target

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HVIA Welcome NHVR’s Stance On Road Access Reform

14 May 24

HVIA has welcomed the NHVR’s latest discussion paper ‘Removing Roadblocks to Reform’, which takes direct aim at the regulatory barriers that continue to hamper access for higher productivity trucks in Australia

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Advisor Flags Subsidies For HV Industry To Reach Net Zero

14 May 24

A key Federal Government policy advisor has conceded the heavy vehicle sector will need both direct and indirect financial support to manage the transition to net zer

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NHVR Calls For Fast Reform Of PBS Scheme

14 May 24

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released its ‘Removing Roadblocks to Reform’ paper, calling for swift reform of the Performance Based Standards scheme

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Applications Open To Become A CLOCS-A Auditor

8 May 24

Applications to become a Construction Logistics and Community Safety Australia auditor are now open

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Help Fundraise For TruckShowX Charity Partner

8 May 24

TruckShowX attendees have the chance to win some awesome prizes at the upcoming event – and help raise money for Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds

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Entries Open For Victoria’s Worksafe Awards

8 May 24

Entries are now open for Victoria’s annual WorkSafe Awards which aim to highlight excellence shown by individuals, teams or businesses that go above and beyond to reduce workplace harm or improve outcomes for injured workers

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Telstra Delay 3G Network Closure By Two Months

8 May 24

Telstra has announced it will delay the shutdown of its 3G network by two months to allow more time for affected customers to upgrade their handset or devices

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Advantia Release Static Rollover Threshold Calculator

7 May 24

Advantia Transport Consulting has unveiled Payload Pilot, an online tool which calculates the static rollover threshold of any Performance Based Standards and non-PBS vehicle combinations

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CIT To Host Australia’s first TAFE EV Centre of Excellence

6 May 24

The Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to establish Australia’s first TAFE Electric VehicleCentre of Excellence at the Canberra Institute of Technology

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New Energy Apprenticeships Program Amped Up

3 May 24

The Federal Government is expanding the New Energy Apprenticeships Program which provides incentives to encourage more people into sectors that are playing a critical role in transitioning Australia to a net-zero economy and support its “Future Made in Australia” goal

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Feds Commit $21m To National Road Safety Data Hub

2 May 24

The upcoming Federal Budget will include a $21 million investment in a National Road Safety Data Hub in a bid to improve road safety

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NSW Shift From Preservation To Optimisation On HV Access

1 May 24

Transport for NSW has unveiled a complete refresh of its heavy vehicle access policy under the NSW Freight Policy Reform Program, in recognition of the need to respond to changing markets, emerging technologies such as LZEVs, and the demands of the increasing freight task

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VE Motion Showcase Powered Trailer Innovations

1 May 24

VE Motion is set to unveil its innovative powered trailer concepts at TruckShowX, Australia’s largest-ever transport decarbonisation event

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New Projects Announced In HV Rest Area Program

1 May 24

The Federal Government has unveiled funding for five new projects under the Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Program

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R&D Tax Incentive Registration Closing Soon

1 May 24

Companies with an income year finishing June 30 last year have until April 30 to register their research and development activities for the 2022-23 financial year and be eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive

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Hiringa Launches Hydrogen Refuelling Network

30 April 24

Green hydrogen company Hiringa Energy has launched what it claims is Australasia’s first zero-emissions green hydrogen refuelling network, Hiringa Refuelling New Zealand, to propel New Zealand towards its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

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The ‘Tunnel Guy’ Digs In For Bulk Tanker Day

29 April 24

In a major coup, the National Bulk Tankers Association (NBTA) has secured Professor Arnold Dix as the keynote speaker for its annual Bulk Tanker Day to be held Wednesday, May 15 at Moonee Valley

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NTC Releases Paper On Regulating Autonomous Vehicles

23 April 24

The National Transport Commission has released a consultation paper outlining the proposed approach to regulating autonomous vehicles, which it expects may begin operating in Australia from 2026

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Teletrac Navman Enhances AI-Powered Dashcam Solution

23 April 24

HVIA member Teletrac Navman has added driver distraction, cell phone usage and drowsy driver detection to its AI-powered dashcam and video telematics solution, the IQ Camera

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WHG Strikes Partnership With Automotive Group RPM

23 April 24

Telematics provider WHG has announced a strategic partnership with automotive aftermarket supplier RPM Automotive Group

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NSW HV Access Policy Shifts Focus To Optimisation

23 April 24

The New South Wales Government has released a new draft NSW Heavy Vehicle Access Policy which has been built around five policy pillars and five policy principles designed to achieve safe, sustainable and productive freight outcomes

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Exclusive: QLD Releases First Network Map For ZEHV

22 April 24

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has released the first network map for zero-emissions heavy vehicles

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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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Tom Chapman Named VP Volvo Trucks Australia

17 April 24

Volvo Trucks Australia has announced the appointment of Tom Chapman to the role of Vice President – Sales at Volvo Trucks Australia

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NTC Call For Input Into Dangerous Goods Code Review

17 April 24

A new round of consultation on the comprehensive review of the Australian Code for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail is now open

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Applications Open For CSIRO ‘Innovate to Grow’ Program

16 April 24

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is inviting small to medium enterprises working on advanced manufacturing solutions to apply for a self-paced, 10-week, online program that can help them turn an idea into an R&D opportunity

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HVIA Facilitates Minister’s Visit to Robuk Engineering

16 April 24

HVIA facilitated a recent site visit by Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown, to member company Robuk Engineering

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Daimler Truck Adds East Gippsland Dealership

16 April 24

A new Daimler Truck dealership has opened in Victoria’s East Gippsland region. Turnbulls Gippsland will support and sell Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso trucks, as well as the Fuso Rosa bus, at an upgraded facility in Sale, a key regional hub located between Latrobe Valley and Lakes Entrance

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NVHR Seeks Feedback On Mobile Crane Industry Code

16 April 24

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is seeking public feedback on the Mobile Crane Industry Code of Practice by Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Hammar Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovation

10 April 24

This year marks 50 years since Bengt-Olof Hammar developed the first Hammar sideloader and founded Hammar in Sweden – and the company is marking the occasion with the launch of two new models

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Employer Assist: The New ‘Right to Disconnect’ Law

10 April 24

In a significant legislative change, Parliament passed the ‘right to disconnect’ law on February 12, 2024, which is set to take effect on August 26, 2024 – or August 26, 2025 for small businesses

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Volvo Group Australia Recognises Dealer Excellence

10 April 24

A slew of awards were announced at the recent Volvo Group Australia Dealer Awards night, recognising both customer satisfaction and dealer excellence across the national network

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Daimler Truck Open Five-Star Truck Parts Warehouse

10 April 24

Daimler Truck has opened a truck-dedicated parts warehouse in the logistics hub of Truganina in Melbourne’s west

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