efficient handling of stock

Efficient Handling of Stock

A series of livestock transport workshops were held at the Frasers facility in Goondiwindi recently and drew a number of personnel who work with animals in the supply chain to learn from the experts about the efficient handling of stock. Read more

it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it

It’s a Dirty Job, But Someone’s Got To Do It

Livestock transport has been a part of Australian farming since 1788 and it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Livestock must be moved throughout their lifecycle for breeding, fattening, sale and slaughter. While moving herds through country towns with drovers is largely a thing of the past, more animals than ever before are travelling around Australia on the back of a truck. Read more

new Australian livestock ramp standard

New Australian Livestock Ramp Standard

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia (ALRTA) has welcomed the publication of a new Australian livestock ramp standard. After some years of lobbying, the new Australian Standard for the Livestock loading/unloading ramps and forcing pens (AS 5340:2020) was published this week. Read more

getting animal welfare right

Getting Animal Welfare Right

Many initiatives in the last few years have been aimed at getting animal welfare right for the livestock transport industry. Diesel visits a groundbreaking training course which is getting the message out to people working in the livestock business. Read more

heavy vehicle law reform; have we missed the mark?

Heavy Vehicle Law Reform, Have We Missed the Mark?

Earlier this year the National Transport Commission (NTC) released the long-awaited consultation regulatory impact statement (RIS) on heavy vehicle law reform, have we missed the mark? Looking at the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), has it hit to mark? Can we expect real change? Asks Mathew Munro, Executive Director Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Read more

it is time to take responsibility for our actions

It is Time to Take Responsibility For Our Actions

The chain of responsibility (CoR) is not new, but it is time to take responsibility for our actions. According to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association, it has evolved, but the basic concept is the same: any party in a position to control, influence or encourage on-road behaviours is identified and held accountable.  Read more

Safety Initiative funding announced

Safety Initiative Funding Announced

Round Five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding announced this week will provide 26 projects, aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma, with a share of the latest $5.9 million to be pledged to the initiative. Read more

our fluorescent heroes and heroines

Our Fluorescent Heroes and Heroines

At this time, Australia, and indeed the world, is experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and who can we turn to in times like these, why, it is our fluorescent heroes and heroines in the transport and logistics sector, that’s who?  Read more

delivering the goods on fair and transparent charges

Delivering the Goods on Fair and Transparent Charges

I bet you enjoy driving on those smooth golden pavements delivered by all levels of government over the past two years after the governments’ delivering the goods on fair and transparent charges? says the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. It will make you feel a lot better about the 11.8 per cent increase in registration and road user charges proposed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and considered by Australian Transport Minsters on 22 November 2019.
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