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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  • 26th Oct 16
    HVIA calls for improved braking and roll-over control on PBS vehicles

    Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has called on the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to address a fundamental weakness in Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme guidelines, allowing sophisticated vehicle combinations to operate with only foundation or “dumb” braking systems and without roll-over control.

    HVIA Chief Executive Brett Wright said the organisation is concerned about the real risk to both public safety and the future viability of the PBS scheme if this issue is not addressed.

    “The use of older trucks in heavy truck and dog combinations, for example, particularly when operating in congested urban environments, is a concern,” Mr Wright said.

    “The PBS system must provide a reasonable assurance to the community that they are indeed “world’s best”.

    “In the event of a major accident involving one of these vehicles, a knee-jerk reaction from politicians in response could undermine the whole PBS scheme, do significant reputational damage to both industry and the NHVR and put the productivity benefits gained from PBS at risk.”

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  • 20th Oct 16
    HVIA enters second year with election of new President

    The first Annual General Meeting of Heavy Vehicle Australia (HVIA) has seen the appointment of the year-old organisation's next President, with the election of DANA Australia’s Managing Director Peter Langworthy.

    A year ago the members of what was then CVIAQ, unanimously voted to transition to a national mandate and form a new national association. 

    Yesterday’s meeting also saw the retirement from the HVIA Board of Bob Martin (Jost Australia), following twelve years as a Director (CVIAQ and HVIA) including the last seven years as President.

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  • 19th Oct 16
    The Brisbane Truck Show celebrates its 50 year anniversary

    Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has today launched the 50 year anniversary Brisbane Truck Show, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May 2017.

    HVIA Chief Executive Brett Wright said the major milestone is a great reflection on the innovation and resilience of the Australian heavy vehicle industry.

    “The show has come a long way from its humble beginnings when twenty-one truck, trailer and component manufacturers and suppliers came together at Haulmark Trailers’ premises in Rocklea in 1968.” Brett said.

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