Key executives from Transport for New South Wales and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will deliver important addresses to TruckShowX, the biggest trucking industry decarbonisation event held to date in Australia.

They join key other key policy makers and regulators on the program, including Ian Porter, Strategic Advisor for Net Zero with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport, and Melissa O’Brien, Manager of Freight Policy and Strategy at Freight Victoria. Read more here.

Bianca Slack-Smith, Director of Policy and Regulatory Reform at Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), will speak on the second day of the event and present on progress toward achieving NSW’s decarbonisation targets, and initiatives for the transport sector including the recently-announced higher axle mass limit networks for low and zero emission heavy vehicles.

TfNSW leads the development of safe, integrated and efficient transport systems in NSW.

This includes implementation of the TfNSW Net Zero and Climate Change Policy, which includes ambitious decarbonisation and climate change targets, including reaching net zero in all NSW transport sector emissions by 2050.

This is supported by the Towards Net Zero Emissions Freight Policy which set a roadmap for Government to work with industry to transition the freight sector to net zero in line with the broader emissions reduction targets.

“It is fantastic to be part of the first TruckShowX. Its introduction is itself a demonstration of how quickly vehicles and technologies are evolving,” Slack-Smith says.

“We can only achieve our net zero targets by working together. Policy and regulation need to be evidence-based and I welcome the opportunity to participate in this event to continue to engage to understand how the sector is changing.”

Joining Slack-Smith on stage will be Peter Austin, Policy Director for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), who will also present on the second day. He will discuss the NHVR’s decarbonisation initiatives and draw from its Future Heavy Vehicle Roadmap of 2023, giving insights into how the on-road regulatory and compliance landscape may change in the future to accommodate low- and zero-emissions heavy vehicles (LZEV).

“Having Bianca and Peter offer their insights about how the policy and regulatory landscape for freight is changing is incredibly valuable for TruckShowX attendees,” says Adam Ritzinger, HVIA Chief Technical Officer and TruckShowX Technical Program Manager.

“I’m really looking forward to the session that they will share with Melissa O’Brien, Manager of Freight Policy and Strategy at Freight Victoria”, he added.

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 held May 13-14, 2024 at RACV Cape Schanck Resort in Victoria, it will explore LZEVs 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.

The two-day event 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.

Click here for the full TruckShowX program – and here to book your ticket/s.

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