Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) represents and advances the interests of manufacturers and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology.

HVIA is committed to providing leading advice and assistance to its members and directing and influencing policy at all levels of government with a commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for its members, the heavy vehicle industry and the wider community.

The HVIA was formed in October 2015 when members of the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) voted unanimously to transform CVIAQ into a national body. Founded in 1968, the CVIAQ had a long and proud history of representing the heavy vehicle industry in Queensland and HVIA will now continue its legacy at a national level.

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  • 16th Feb 17
    Industry responds to Modifications code review

    Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has praised the industry regulator’s consultative approach to introducing proposed changes to the national standard for modifications performed to heavy vehicles.

    HVIA Chief Executive Brett Wright was speaking following three dedicated workshops across Australia to review proposed changes to Vehicle Standards Bulletin 6: National Code of Practice Heavy Vehicle Modifications.

    “Having worked with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) during the development of this draft,” Mr Wright said, “HVIA acknowledges the support of NHVR senior vehicle safety managers travelling to Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane to consult and engage with our members and the wider industry.

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  • 8th Feb 17
    VSB6 Workshops - Responding to change

    This week's series of VSB6 workshops have attracted record registrations for HVIA Manufacturers' Council meetings around the country.

    HVIA's North-Western Region Manager, Mark O'Kane said the workshops will inform HVIA's response to proposed changes to the national code of practice for heavy vehicle modifications.

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  • 1st Feb 17
    2017 National Apprentice Challenge - nominations open

    The 2017 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge is an exciting opportunity for heavy vehicle mechanical apprentices at any stage of their study. The “hands-on” competition will be staged live at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show. 

    Teams of two apprentices will be selected to represent each of HVIA’s three national regions: Eastern covering New South Wales, ACT and Queensland; Southern including Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and North-West, taking in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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