CEO Report to February State Committees

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. 

As Omicron has spread, many employees have either been affected directly or missed work as a close contact, which has made staffing uncertain, and labour shortages frustrating.  HVIA did release a guidance document for a COVID Workplace Policy in January. 

HVIA also sought to proactively broker a group purchasing order for Rapid Antigen Tests, an offer taken up by forty-four HVIA members recently;  I thank them for being involved.

We are well aware of the ongoing disruption to business during the pandemic – particularly the ongoing supply chain delays and frustrations.  We all hope that “living the virus” will lead to improved outcomes and working conditions.

HVIA’s policy and technical advocacy is extremely full outside of COVID-related issues.  I welcome your participation and contribution on these items, as it helps HVIA form our policy positions and then respond accordingly, always aiming to advocate strongly for the membership.

Whilst, HVIA has cancelled ComVec for 2022 – it has been replaced by our support and involvement in Trucking Australia on the Gold Coast, which will be a fantastic event and an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and peers.  We will have more to say on this shortly and look forward to seeing you there!

As always, I remain available to our members, and welcome your feedback, advice, information or contact.

Todd Hacking
Chief Executive Officer
0438 066 441

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