Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) is the latest networking sponsor to support TruckShowX and is urging companies across the container transport sector in Australia to attend.

The majority of the containerised freight task in Australia is moved to and from capital city container ports by CTAA Alliance companies.

CTAA Director Neil Chambers says “TruckShowX provides the ideal opportunity for container road transport operators and others in the sector to hear the latest developments that will contribute to decarbonising freight transport and logistics”.

“Federal and state governments are actively considering their decarbonisation policies and objectives. Transport interactions through container ports, where the majority of the freight task is urban by nature, will be crucial to moving towards net-zero objectives.

“However, we must ensure that governments understand the needs of container transport operators who haul heavy loads and double-shift heavy vehicles regularly to maintain productivity. Future heavy vehicle design, road access conditions, public and private refuelling infrastructure, and a realistic timeframe for transition will be critical.

“Eventually, there will need to a clear and consistent regulatory path that incentivises a transition, and a commercial case that makes sense.

“CTAA and our Alliance companies are really looking forward to being involved in the excellent program of speakers, discussions and vehicle demonstrations planned during TruckShowX.”

L-R: HVIA Chief Technical Officer Adam Ritzinger and Container Transport Alliance Australia’s Neil Chambers

Adam Ritzinger, HVIA Chief Technical Officer and TruckShowX Technical Program Manager, shares Neil’s perspective. “The buzz that TruckShowX is generating throughout the trucking industry is truly extraordinary,” he says.

“Incredibly, we have a total of eight low and zero-emission truck manufacturers and importers taking part in the event’s drive day program, which gives attendees the incredible opportunity to get behind the wheel of over a dozen next-generation heavy vehicles”.

“We are announcing new exhibitors and exciting technical sessions and speakers every week, adding to an already rich event program, and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone in May,” he adds.

A spin-off of the hugely successful Brisbane Truck Show, TruckShowX is set to be the biggest trucking industry decarbonisation event held to date in Australia.

To be staged May 13-14, 2024 at RACV Cape Schanck Resort in Victoria, the two-day event will explore low and zero-emissions vehicles (LZEV) and technology, and unpack the interconnected ‘ecosystem’ of equipment, infrastructure, services, regulations, policies, and people that must exist for them to work as a solution.

TruckShowX will feature keynote presentations from global leaders in LZEV adoption, supported by practical case studies of local operators leading the decarbonisation effort.

Complementing this will be an expo showcasing the latest low- and zero-emissions vehicles and related technologies and, uniquely, a drive-day opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest LZEVs.

TruckShowX is supported by Research Partner National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO), Industry Partner NatRoad, Gold Sponsors NTI, Caltex and Hyzon, Networking Events Partners Geotab, NewVolt and the Container Transport Alliance Australia, Charity Partner Healthy Heads Trucks & Sheds, and Media Partner ROADBOSS.

Click here for the full program. For more information on TruckShowX – including registration, click here.