The Truck Industry Council (TIC) was formed in 2001 as an independent organisation to represent the united views of truck manufacturers, importers, diesel engine companies and major component suppliers to Governments, political parties, other industry groups and the general public.  Previously, TIC (as the Commercial Vehicle Committee) existed as a component of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) for 30 years.

TIC comprises 12 member companies.  These companies represent 17 truck brands, 2 engine companies and a heavy vehicle major component supplier. The TIC Board comprises the Chief Executives of member companies and meets up to four times a year.

TIC maintains regular contact with Federal Parliament and relevant Government departments in Canberra. TIC also maintains close relations with State Transport and Environment Ministers and their authorities.

The expertise and practical experience represented by TIC's membership has seen TIC acquire the reputation as being the principle source of technical and regulatory advice relating to heavy vehicles to Governments. TIC works cooperatively with all governments to ensure that the standards and regulations being proposed are technically feasible, are cost effective, and provide the world's best safety and environmental benefits.

This reputation has seen TIC represented on a wide range of committees and working groups, including:
*  Performance Based Standards (PBS) Policy Committee,
*  Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Industry Reference Group
*  Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development (DIRD) Strategic Vehicle Safety and Environment Group
*  DIRD's Technical Liaison Group,
*  Alternative Fuels for Transport Implementation Advisory Group,
*  NSW Road Freight Advisory Council,
*  National Transport Commission Industry Advisory Group,
*  National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) advisory committees,
to name a few.

Last updated 25 August 2016

Member Notice

TIC Members are reminded of the following forthcoming events and meetings:

  • CTO Meeting, Canberra ACT, FCAI Offices Kingston, Wed 23 Nov 2016
  • Joint CTO and Council Dinner, Canberra, Wed 23 Nov 2016
  • Council Meeting, Parliament House, Canberra, Thu 24 Nov 2016
  • CTO Meeting, Sydney, NSW - Venue TBA, Thur 23 Feb 2107
  • CTO Dinner, Canberra, ACT, Wed 3 May 2017
  • CTO Meeting, Canberra, ACT - Venue TBA, Thu 4 May 2017
  • CTO Meeting, Brisbane, QLD - Venue TBA, Thu 10 Aug 2017
  • CTO Meeting, Melbourne, VIC - Venue TBA, Thu 9 Nov 2017

For full details of these & other events, log in to Members' Area using username and password provided to you.


The Truck Industry Council is a regular contributor to various government departments on a variety of truck and freight related matters.

These submissions are public documents, and can be downloaded by navigating to the download page.

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Did you know?

Almost every truck built before 1996 emits at least 60 times the Particulate Matter (PM) of a comparably powered and sized new truck.  At 31 January, 2016  (figures from the latest ABS Australian Motor Vehicle Census):

  • There were 599,990 trucks (that is, with GVM > 3,500 kg) registered in Australia
  • Almost 30% of these trucks were first registered in 1995 or earlier
  • These older model trucks were not required to meet any exhaust emissions standards
  • A further 15% of these trucks meet only basic emissions standards, ADR70 (Euro 1 or equivalents)
  • These older model trucks are not fitted with the safety features we take for granted today
  • The average age of Australian trucks is 13.92 years, a figure which far exceeds the average in other developed nations

By taking action to replace the trucks that were built before 1996, air quality and safety levels in Australia would improve significantly.  The productivity of the nation's fleet would be enhanced, and total carbon dioxide emissions would reduce.