New National Industry Body

At the organisation’s 45th Annual General Meeting, members of the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) have voted to form a new national industry body. The move will see the current CVIAQ transition to a national association, to be called Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA).   The change to the association’s constitution required 75 per cent support at the AGM to pass the special...

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What did we learn from Brisbane?

If you missed the Brisbane Show this video gives a taste of the event and the main attractions.   So, what did we learn, what’s new?   Firstly, we learnt the use of ‘black light’ on trucks is the way to go. Most of the major displays used the bluey/purple lighting to show off their new designs and remind us they are modern and stylish.   Secondly, it is quite an achievement to get all of those trucks...

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Brisbane premieres

The Brisbane Truck Show opened yesterday with a number of new trucks unveiled and a plenty to talk about for the crowds who filled the halls at the Brisbane Convention Centre. New models unveiled included the next generation Mercedes Benz Actros, the International ProStar, the Western Star 2800, the MAN TGX with the all new D38 15 litre engine and the new shape DAF LF.     Just about every truck manufacturer’s stand...

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Skilling up at Brisbane

Yes, the Brisbane Truck Show is all about the latest and greatest technology and showing off new models for sale in the Australian market, but there other priorities for the organisers. The Brisbane show is organised by the Commmercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland and they see one of major roles for the show as showcasing the truck and trailer industry to a younger generation, to bring new blood into the industry.  ...

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Rising to the challenge

Apprentice truck technicians have been invited to rise to the challenge of pitting their skills against the best in the land. Nominations are being invited to take part in the CVIAQ Apprentice Challenge, which will take place as part of the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show on May 14 to 17.     The competition is open to heavy vehicle mechanical apprentices employed and nominated by members of the Commercial Vehicle Industry...

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Industry opens its Doors

O’Phee Trailers and The Brown & Hurley Group, Darra branch, both members of the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) opened their doors to educational staff including career advisors, heads of department (HODs) and trainers from the Brisbane Metropolitan region and provided an informative morning showcasing career pathways available to school leavers and job seekers within their businesses.    ...

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