TruckShowX has secured another influential transport bureaucrat as a key presenter, with Melissa O’Brien, Manager of Freight Policy and Strategy at Freight Victoria set to present on progress toward Victoria’s freight decarbonisation strategy.

Part of the Department of Transport and Planning, Freight Victoria is leading the coordination and delivery of the priorities and actions under the Victorian freight plan – Delivering the Goods.

Importantly, the plan includes fast-tracking Victoria’s shift to net zero-emissions transport powered by clean energy, driving down emissions and sparking new industries that will reinvigorate manufacturing and create jobs.

“TruckShowX is set to be Australia’s biggest trucking decarbonisation event to date and is being held right here in the state of Victoria,” says Adam Ritzinger, HVIA Chief Technical Officer and TruckShowX Technical Program Manager (pictured below).

“Having Melissa from Freight Victoria speak about the Victorian Government’s plans and their direct impact on our industry, is a great fit for the event.”
O’Brien adds: “Victoria has an ambitious target of reaching zero emissions by 2045 and we know to achieve that goal government needs to work hand-in-hand with industry.

“Late last year the Victorian Government brought the freight sector together for a summit to understand the innovations, challenges and opportunities for decarbonisation and how we can support that shift.

“TruckShowX provides us with another opportunity to continue that conversation with industry, test our developing plans for decarbonisation, and collectively consider how we can overcome challenges and create significant change in the freight sector.”

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 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.

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.

For more information on TruckShowX – including early bird registration, click here. Early bird pricing ends Friday, March 29, 2024. Speaking, sponsorship, and exhibition opportunities are still available. Expressions of interest can be submitted directly through the website.

TruckShowX is supported by Research Partner National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO), Industry Partner NatRoad, Gold Sponsors NTI, Caltex and Hyzon, Charity Partner Healthy Heads Trucks & Sheds, and Media Partner ROADBOSS.