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VTA confirms key bodies for State Conference

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto. Image: Victorian Transport Association.

With State Conference 2024 only six weeks away, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) is pleased to confirm the attendance of the Australian freight and logistics industry’s key national regulatory bodies.

Between March 17 and March 19, these regulatory bodies will deliver important updates to delegates.

“The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has been a strong supporter of the VTA, and I’m delighted that CEO Sal Petroccitto and members of his team will be joining us to provide important operational and safety information,” says VTA CEO Peter Anderson.

“Access, safety, and enforcement are always critical issues for freight operators, and it’s terrific to have Sal on the agenda to outline the NHVR’s priorities for the year ahead.”

The NHVR is Australia’s regulator for heavy vehicles and is tasked with the administration of the Heavy Vehicle National Law in applicable jurisdictions.

“It’s been a busy few years for the NHVR with additional states and territories falling under its remit,” adds Peter.

“In the six states and territories where the HVNL applies, there are more than 114,000 registered prime movers, one million registered heavy vehicle units, and 269,000 registered operators.”

Michael Hopkins is CEO of the NTC. Image: Victorian Transport Association.
Michael Hopkins is CEO of the NTC. Image: Victorian Transport Association.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) leads national land transport reform in support of all Australian governments to improve safety, productivity, environmental outcomes, and regulatory efficiency.

“Michael Hopkins is CEO of the NTC, and I’m thrilled that he’s accepted our invitation to attend and address the conference during our focussed safety session on day two, which will also examine the growing importance and necessity of operators making ESG a priority for directors, management, and staff,” explains Peter.

With what the VTA says is firming as another full program, a supplier and equipment exhibit, and plenty of networking and social opportunities, there’s something for everyone at State Conference 2024.

Conference packages and pricing can be viewed at with registration also available online.

If you have any questions or queries about registration, please contact VTA Membership Services Coordinator Armielyn Porsovigan on 03 9646 8590 or

For more information on the VTA, click here.

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