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

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is the peak body representing and advancing 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.

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HVIA now recruiting

As part of HVIA’S commitment to delivering services across the three regions of Australia (Eastern Region, Southern Region and North-Western Region), four new senior staff positions were advertised by HVIA in Mid-December 2015. The positions and their locations are:

Eastern Region
Chief Technical Officer
Southern Region
National Manager – Policy and Government Relations and Manager Southern Region
Manager – Communications and Membership
North-Western Region
Manager – North-Western Region and National Co-ordinator Career Promotion

The positions advertised attracted a strong field of applicants. Candidates for each position have been shortlisted with interviews commencing this week. HVIA is very excited about the prospect of welcoming the new executive team onto staff and having the Melbourne and Perth offices operational in the coming months, joining with the Brisbane office to provide strong national representation to the heavy vehicle industry.

HVIA holds its Inaugural Meeting in Melbourne 

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) held its first member event in Melbourne on Wednesday 2nd December at the Crown Towers and welcomed thirty of its southern based members. HVIA Director, Peter Langworthy of DANA Australia welcomed members and media to the event and introduced HVIA CEO Brett Wright and consultant Randall Pearce from Think: Insight & Advice who provided an overview of CVIAQ’s transition to a national industry body and the national roll-out of HVIA across Australia.


Melbourne based HVIA Director Mario Colosimo of MaxiTRANS Industries wrapped up the formalities thanking and urging all in attendance to get pro-actively involved and behind HVIA to ensure the industry is represented effectively and professionally. Also joining Peter Langworthy and Mario Colosimo was fellow HVIA Director Nick Stavrakis of SAF Holland (Aust) who welcomed industry colleagues and discussed HVIA’s plans for 2016 during the networking event that followed the information session.

HVIA CEO, Mr Brett Wright commented “We are very excited to be here in Melbourne for our inaugural HVIA event and grateful for the level of support that industry has shown for HVIA. We are now making preparations to roll-out our plans which will include the appointment of two senior staff being the National Manager of Policy and Government Relations and the Manager of Communications and Membership based in our new office in Melbourne to serve the Southern Region. As a clear sign of our commitment to deliver a truly national industry body we are also appointing a Manager of the North-western Region to be based in our new office in Perth and a Chief Technical Officer in either Sydney or Brisbane.”

2016 looks set to be a big year for the industry and a big year for HVIA. With our new offices in Melbourne and Perth planned to open in March, HVIA will be well positioned to get on with the important job of providing a truly national voice for our industry.