Full Corporate Membership of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is open to manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment, and technology.
Associate Membership includes organisations that service our Corporate Members and other industry stakeholders.
You may know HVIA better as the organisers of the award winning Brisbane Truck Show (13-16 May 2021), the Southern Hemisphere’s largest automotive business-to-business event.
Some other things you’ll want to know:
- The company becomes the member.
- All staff of the company are entitled to membership benefits and services.
- All wholly owned branches and subsidiary companies fall in under the main company membership
- Business size is calculated on your staff numbers nationally
- Membership is within a financial year (1st July to 30th June)
- The membership fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis if you join anytime within the year.
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5 August 20
The Victorian Government has recognised the heavy vehicle industry as an essential service and will be able to continue to operate, with a Covid safe plan in place and subject to reduction in on-site workers at any one time.READ MORE
3 August 20
In anticipation of the scenario where Stage 4 was implemented in Victoria, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia made appeals to Premier Daniel Andrews to recognise the issues that a blanket shutdown had caused to new Zealand’s supply chain.READ MORE
3 August 20
Firstly, I wish to extend my thoughts and well wishes to our Victorian members.
The restrictions imposed from 6pm last night and a declared State of Disaster by the Premier will impact all Victorians.
If you missed Premier Andrews’ statement it can be found here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/premiers-statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions
Stage 4 restrictions can be accessed here: dhhs.vic.gov.au/updated-restrictions-announcement-2-august-covid-19… READ MORE
29 July 20
HVIA Members have reported confusion over border restrictions and testing requirements following a week of increased infections.
HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said he had made Minsters aware of the deteriorating situation and the urgent need for a resolution.
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.
21 July 20
Significant announcements have been made to stimulus measures over the last few days including and extension and forthcoming changes to the JobKeeper scheme and to SME Loan guarantees, and the new JobTrainer scheme.READ MORE
9 July 20
NSW has temporarily shut its border with Victoria to contain the spread of COVID-19. If you’re travelling from Victoria to NSW, including carrying freight, you will need a COVID-19 NSW border declaration permit.
Meanwhile all truck drivers entering South Australia must apply online to enter South Australia.
8 July 20
Austroads has published a research report on the trial of a new methodology that guides transport agencies through the infrastructure procurement process and produces high quality and cost-effective outcomes.READ MORE
29 June 20
HVIA says the HVNL legislation review is a very rare opportunity to iron out legacy issues, making it less prescriptive and more outcome focused to harness to industry’s innovation.READ MORE
9 June 20
HVIA has launched a campaign to provide the heavy vehicle industry simplified information about the Government’s stimulus measures – the Instant Asset Write Off (IAWO) and the Backing Business Investment (BBI).READ MORE
9 June 20
The extension of the $150,000 instant asset write off will enable trucking businesses to invest in new, safer equipment and support the industry’s suppliers, Australian Trucking Association CEO Ben Maguire and Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia CEO Todd Hacking said today.READ MORE
5 June 20
HVIA has welcomed Australian company Soul Safe™ as its exclusive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training and certification partner.READ MORE
5 June 20
The first of two Soul Safe courses provide all staff of a business a free 60-minute micro-credential certificate in the basics of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) covering what precautions and processes staff should do from the moment they wake up, to when they return home from work.READ MORE
3 June 20
HVIA has announced the appointment of two new Directors to its Board. Roy Lombardi, Chief Executive Officer of Howard Porter and Steelbro Trailers in Western Australia and Daniel Whitehead, CEO and President of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific have been appointed to fill casual vacancies.READ MORE
26 May 20
The Gateway to Industry Schools program is addressing the skills shortage issue by investing and creating talent pipelines in high schools.READ MORE
25 May 20
Casual employee entitled to claim payments for annual leave, personal/carer’s leave, compassionate leave, and public holidays. Employer not entitled to restitution or to “set off” the claim. The Regulation introduced to prevent double dipping proves ineffective.READ MORE
22 May 20
The Full Federal Court held that an employee who was classified as a ‘casual’ was in fact a permanent employee due to their regular and predictable hours and expectation of continuing work. As a result the employee was entitled to paid annual leave in addition to their casual rate of pay.READ MORE
20 May 20
Assistant Minister for Transport, Scott Buchholz MP joined the HVIA Board meeting this week to hear direct feedback on the impact of COVID-19 on HVIA members and the heavy vehicle industry.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
12 May 20
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is in the process of reviewing the guidelines for automated vehicle trials that were initially released in 2017.READ MORE
6 May 20
Over the last eight weeks I have been blown away at the proactiveness of HVIA members in keeping their sites safe for staff and customers. Much of this has focused on increased personal hygiene and physical distancing – whether this be working from home, re configuring workspaces, splitting shifts and embracing technology.READ MORE
30 April 20
The opening of applications for grants from Australian Government’s Road Safety Innovation Fund presents the heavy vehicle industry with an opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology.READ MORE
17 April 20
The Government’s policy frameworks will all need to be reconsidered on the other side to get the economy back on track the Prime Minister said following yesterday’s National Cabinet meeting.READ MORE
15 April 20
On Thursday April 9th, Standards Australia released the long awaited revision to two important standards that are of interest to numerous HVIA membersREAD MORE
14 April 20
Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by COVID-19 can elect to claim a subsidy of $1,500 (before tax) per fortnight per eligible employee employed as at 1 March 2020 and retained in employment (including employees who have been stood down or re-hired).READ MORE
14 April 20
The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission have applied temporary variations to 99 awards including the Vehicle Manufacturing Repair Services and Retail Award 2010 and the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 until 30 June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE
8 April 20
The Government has put its JobKeeper package before the Parliament, hoping to rush the initiative through both houses today.READ MORE
5 April 20
The Fair Work Commission are proposing new temporary changes in most awards including the VMRSR Award.READ MORE
31 March 20
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a historic wage subsidy to help employers keep around 6 million workers in jobs.READ MORE
30 March 20
National Cabinet has endorsed advice on vulnerable people in the workplace from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).READ MORE
27 March 20
“Our goal is to start businesses and the economy again after this health crisis has ended,” the Prime Minister said.READ MORE
18 March 20
In response to the latest advice from State and Federal Governments, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has postponed ComVec 2020.READ MORE
12 March 20
The Australian Government’s “Coronavirus stimulus package” announced today has pulled the right levers to encourage spending according to HVIA.READ MORE
11 March 20
This is an evolving situation and we need to stay calm, listen to the advice and stay vigilant but I’m on Team Australia and I hope you will join me.READ MORE
26 February 20
HVIA has asked the Treasurer for a bonus investment allowance to be included in the forthcoming budget to incentivise capital investment on heavy vehicle factory equipment and for operators purchasing trucks and trailers.READ MORE
20 February 20
In what is being described as a major coup for the heavy vehicle industry, HVIA has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) that will see the organisations change the industry association landscape for the better.READ MORE
18 February 20
The skillsets of automotive industry workers set to be displaced by the departure of Holden are still highly sought after in Australia.READ MORE