after the dust has settled

After the Dust Has Settled

There will be much soul searching within the Coalition, after the dust has settled on the 2022 Federal Election. Now that Australians have changed the Government, Anthony Albanese is sworn in as our 31st Prime Minister, the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association reflects on the period ahead. Read more

servicing all types of rural transport tasks

Servicing All Types of Rural Transport Tasks

Like all of Australian Livestock and Rural Transporter Association’s elected Councillors, ALRTA National President, Scott McDonald, runs his own freight business, servicing all types of rural transport tasks. McDonald Brothers Transport purchased their first truck in 2000 and have since grown it to a fleet of 12 today. The business operates tippers, crates, flattops and dropdeck trailers. Read more

700 different transport businesses

700 Different Transport Businesses

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association tells us it is comprised of six mature state associations, together representing around 700 different transport businesses. For most of the past 35 plus years we have focussed on the bigger picture. We have driven our own agenda.  Read more

working on a broad reform agenda

Working on a Broad Reform Agenda

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) and its six state associations are working on a broad reform agenda, but sometimes it’s the little things which are most important. The association is simultaneously working on driving hours, access, mass, load restraint, licensing, training, charging, road infrastructure, rest areas, effluent and truck washes. Read more

Can we expect real change?

Can we expect real change?

Back in mid-2020, this Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association column explored progress of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review and asked the questions “Has it hit the mark?” and “Can we expect real change?”. Now, in 2022, we reflect on that analysis and instead ask “Where did it all go wrong?” Read more

the Christmas ham is under threat

The Christmas Ham is Under Threat

After a horror 2020, throughout which our truck drivers have been widely lauded as Australian heroes, who would have thought that in late 2021 state governments would be threatening to take away their livelihoods, crikey, even the Christmas ham is under threat? This is the question being asked by the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Read more

lockdowns and limited social interaction

Lockdowns and Limited Social Interaction

In a period of stop/start lockdowns and limited social interaction, rural Queensland, which has remained relatively Covid-free, finally hosted the twice delayed annual conference of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland in Roma. Read more

fallout from the RSRT

Fallout From the RSRT

With an inquiry running in the Senate, the fallout from the RSRT continues, according to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association. In late April 2021, the ALRTA appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport inquiring into the Importance of a Viable, Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Road Transport Industry.  Read more

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