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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 of the industry. Delegates can gain insights from technical experts and designers who can respond to industry-specific questions and hear the latest updates on new truck models and chassis designs direct from the OEM.


“If you are a trailer manufacturer, heavy vehicle body builder, equipment modifier, specialised vehicle manufacturer, equipment supplier or installer, Performance Based Standards (PBS) consulting engineer, vehicle modifier, transport fleet manager or anyone involved in the final fit-out process then ComVec will offer you the latest information on new policy and standards, innovation and technology,” said a statement released by HVIA.


The 2016 ComVec will be bringing together a line-up of 25 national and international guest speakers including the leading policy advocates from relevant government departments affecting the heavy vehicle industry.


The program is expected to include:

  • Information on design changes to the newest truck models on the Australian market, changes to the VSB6 code of practice for Heavy Vehicle Modifications
  • The effects of suspension design on vehicle stability and tracking
  • Engineering applications for adhesives
  • Design features that affect vehicle performance
  • Electronic Brake Systems (EBS) benefits to operators
  • Key changes to the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual
  • A multi-combination brake compatibility guide
  • Changing LED lighting technology
  • New oil technology
  • Advances of aerodynamic semi trailer systems