Specialised componentry

Specialised componentry

This year’s Brisbane Truck Show will showcase the innovative and bespoke solutions of the heavy vehicle industry, with synergies across the waste sector. 

From high productivity schemes to electronic weighing systems, the innovations of the heavy vehicle industry have, over the past decade, paved the way for efficiency gains.

The dynamic industry is set to further highlight its advanced capabilities at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. 

Presented by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), the event will see hundreds of innovative trailer, specialised vehicle, component, equipment and technology manufacturers and suppliers touch down in sunny Brisbane to present their latest and greatest products.  

The four-day event will feature multiple truck and trailer manufacturers involved in waste, including IVECO, Scania, Volvo and Barker Trailers. Among the diverse audience will be fleet executives and purchasing managers from industries including road transport, agriculture, construction, infrastructure and local government. 

The latest waste management equipment utilises advanced configurations to enable low tare weights that increase gross vehicle mass and boost productivity for operators. Fuel efficiencies also support increased safety – another key discussion point for the industry. 

Some of the modern equipment to be highlighted at this year’s show include an apprentice challenge, which will see three selected teams work together to identify programmed faults on IVECO trucks, a presentation by Scania on working towards a sustainable transport sector and more. 

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show has also added a number of new elements to the event to reflect the business audience, including dynamic and interactive tools and displays, demonstrations and information. 

HVIA was formed in October 2015 after members of the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland voted unanimously to transform itself into a national body. As a voice for the vehicle industry, HVIA has influenced the development and maintenance of policy, legislation, regulation and technical standards to contribute to the future viability of the industry and foster innovation.

HVIA’s strategy is to advocate for appropriate vehicle regulation, standards and industry practices to meet the growing freight task and community expectations. It also aims to foster industry’s capacity to innovate while meeting its customer’s needs.

Since that time, membership has increased by almost 50 per cent to comprise a significant truck manufacturer/import and dealer network, major trailer manufacturers and a growing list of suppliers and distributors. Membership benefits have included supporting operators on national, regional and local issues, technical and regulatory support, regular networking events and other benefits. 

Original equipment manufacturer and third-generation business Barker Trailers has been manufacturing semitrailers since 1974 in the Loddon Mallee region and has production sites in Woodend and Maryborough. Barker Trailers will be showcasing its walking floor trailer at the Brisbane Truck Show, a trailer that is continuing to grow in the waste segment.

Barker Trailers will this year be celebrating its 45th year as a family business and manufacturer across a broad range of product areas, including general freight, agriculture and forestry and heavy haulage.

This year’s Brisbane Truck Show takes place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 16-19 May 2019.