The Heavy Vehicle Industry now has a strong, unified national voice.

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) represents and advances the interests of manufacturers, distributors 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 from the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) which was 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.

latest news

Performance Based Standard (PBS) Vehicles Draft Policy

At HVIA Manufacturers’ Council meeting held in Brisbane on 14 April 2016, HVIA called for a higher level of safety measures to be introduced as standard across all new Performance Based Standards (PBS) approvals.

CEO Brett Wright announced “HVIA is committed to improving the safety and productivity of the heavy vehicle fleet. PBS vehicles are the flagships of the fleet and it is critical that they meet a high minimum level of dynamic safety performance which provides assurance to the community that they are indeed ‘world’s best’.”

For more information and to read the draft policy, click here.

Inaugural HVIA Member and Manufacturers Council Meetings in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth 

As part of HVIA’s commitment to building a strong, new national voice for industry HVIA is proud to announce dates for its inaugural Member and manufacturers Council meetings for the Southern and North-Western regions as well as the first meeting of the Manufacturers Council for the Eastern Region in 2016. Read more:


Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) today announced plans to invest heavily in building a national voice for the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of heavy vehicles and their components, equipment and technology. HVIA CEO, Brett Wright announced the appointment of four new staff and the establishment of two new offices to ensure that HVIA delivers on its promise to build a strong, national voice on behalf of the entire heavy vehicle industry. Read more:

Sal Petrocitto unveils HVIA National Office Signage

HVIA Office Opening2The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO, Mr Sal Petrocitto, attended the lunch session of the HVIA Board of Directors Strategic Planning Day, on Tuesday 16th February, to unveil the new building signage at the HVIA national office in Brisbane. Mr Petrocitto spoke to the Board and staff on the NHVR work agenda for the next three years which included the National Heavy Vehicle Registration System, Access Permit System and the National Heavy Vehicle Roadworthiness Program. Mr Petrocitto, once again, congratulated HVIA on its transition to a national industry body, thanked HVIA for its support of the national regulator and welcomed a continuation of the strong working relationship developed between the two organisations, particularly on common challenges facing the industry.