Takeaways from the first round

The HVIA team received strong engagement from members at State Committee meetings held in WA, QLD, NSW, and VIC this month.

HVIA Chief Technical Officer Adam Ritzinger said it was great to have members sharing their views on matters important to them, and received great networking opportunities as well.

“Those in attendance both learned and contributed to a diverse range of key policy, technical, and regulatory issues,” Adam said.

Several recurring viewpoints expressed by members included:

  • proposed new electric and hydrogen vehicle ADRs must not disadvantage Australian manufacturers
  • lack of functionality in ROVER causes headaches and adds extra administration
  • progress on the HVNL review is frustratingly slow, and lack of opportunity for industry voice is concerning
  • lack of political decisions regarding truck/trailer width amendments are exasperating

“HVIA staff will continue to advocate on behalf of members on all of these issues, and particularly truck/trailer width.”

Interested members are invited to recall HVIA’s official position, which is available for download here:

WA attendees heard from David Hosie (Manager of Vehicle Safety and Standards, Department of Transport WA) on WA’s transition to the National Code of Practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications.

QLD, NSW, and VIC attendees heard from Gavin Hill (General Manager Strategy and Delivery, Transport Certification Australia) on changes to Smart On-Board Mass Monitoring for states operating under the Heavy Vehicle National Law. Gavin’s presentation is attached here.

The next round of State Committee meetings will be held in July, after the Brisbane Truck Show. Registration is will open shortly.

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