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.