Tax freeze on fuel and money for roads

The current freeze on the rate of fuel tax is to be extended. Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has announced his intention to freeze the heavy vehicle Road User Charge at the current rate of 26.14 cents/l for the 2015-16 financial year. Read more

Livestock scheme into TruckSafe

The trucking accreditation scheme, TruckSafe, and the Australian livestock transport industry’s quality assurance program, truckCare, are to combine to become a streamlined safety program for the road transport industry. As of January 2015, truckCare will become a voluntary module of TruckSafe, with operators now able to use both programs under a single administration and auditing system. Read more

New ALRTA President succeeds Schmidt

Grant Robins has been elected as the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association’s (ALRTA) new National President at the association’s AGM in Melbourne. Robins has been a member of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of WA and involved with the ALRTA for many years. Read more

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