Trade Skills Centre Opening

A new Trade Skills Centre has been opened in Glenala State High School, based in the Archerfield, Richlands, Wacol area where much of the trucking industry is based, to the West of Brisbane. The TSC is a federally funded initiative through the Trade Training Centres in Schools Project and will, with the help of the Heavy Vehicle Industry Association, be the venue for the delivery of the Certificate 2 in Automotive Vocational...

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Heavy Vehicle Engineering Conference 

Anyone involved on the technical side of the trucking industry may be interested in a conference coming up in Melbourne in July. The two-day ComVec conference will be held on July 19-20 at the Melbourne Park Convention Centre, organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s (HVIA).   The conference aims to explore changing technology in the heavy vehicle industry and understand key regulatory factors that will impact the future...

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RSRT Impact Enquiry

This week owner-truck drivers together with representatives from associated industry groups met in Canberra at a roundtable convened by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). The meeting was part of the initial scoping work as the ASBFEO begin the formal inquiry process exploring the impact the RSRT’s Payments Order has had on small business owner-drivers around the country.     In the room...

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Call For Tougher PBS Rules

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Association is calling for a higher level of safety measures to be introduced as standard across all new Performance Based Standards (PBS) approvals. The announcement was made after a recent HVIA Manufacturers’ Council approved a draft policy to be submitted by the association.     “HVIA is committed to improving the safety and productivity of the heavy vehicle fleet,” said Brett Wright, HVIA CEO....

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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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