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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Border confusion doesn’t help anyone

HVIA Members have reported confusion over border restrictions and testing requirements following a week of increased infections.

HVIA Chief Executive Todd Hacking said he had made Minsters aware of the deteriorating situation and the urgent need for a resolution. 

“We have reiterated our call for a consistent national approach for transport operators and the heavy vehicle industry for cross-border access,” Mr Hacking said.

“We must keep our communities safe but we also must do that in a way that keeps freight moving in a regulatory efficient and consistent way that avoids mass panic,”

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Ozaccom+ the logical choice for BTS21 bookings

Returning as the official accommodation manager for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, Ozaccom+ experience shines through. 

HVIA’s National Events Manager Noelene Bradley said Ozaccom+ was HVIA’s immediate choice to supply accommodation options for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show, and have been assisting BTS21 attendees since 2009.

“Their experience and industry buying power provides exhibitors and visitors to the Brisbane Truck Show with the best available rates over the duration of the event,” Ms Bradley said.

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BTS21 - It's a truck festival

Help us bring her back to life

The restoration of this particularly special 1926 Thornycroft A2 is a major legacy project during Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia’s 50 year celebrations, only made possible with the support of our members and friends.

Graham Lockie from Dulux Refinish has been preparing the paint samples and the radiator, chassis and a bunch of other components have made their way from TAFE Queensland SkillsTech for sand blasting and painting by Eric and his team to PJ’s Custom Spray Painting and Truck Mechanical. Neil Findlay has managed to source and import tyres. Craig from NTI Truck Assist and Don from National Transport Insurance also continue to be a great help.

If you're interested in being part of the process contact Noelene Bradley on how to get involved. 

Track our progress and join the Thornycroft Restoration Project – Facebook Group.


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