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

better focus on road safety needed

Reform of Casual Employment

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has come out in support of the Government’s Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill, which it says is supported by the road transport industry, especially as it relates to reform of casual employment.  Read more

new freight data standard for Australia

New Freight Data Standard For Australia

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has released a proposed new freight data standard for Australia. The Single Freight Data Standard is designed to provide the framework for the interoperable sharing of information about the movement of freight and vehicles as they travel around in the supply chain. 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

more intelligent mass monitoring systems available

More Intelligent Mass Monitoring Systems Available

With the announcement this week by Transport Certification Australia that  Airtec Corporation (Airtec) has obtained type-approval for a smart on-board mass (OBM) system, there are now more intelligent mass monitoring systems available to the trucking industry. Read more

stirring up a hornet’s nest

A Big Personality Awarded

The presentation of the Personality of the Year Award at the 2020 Australian Freight Industry Awards saw a big personality awarded for all of the achievements of a long career in the transport industry. The AFIA event was a 90-minute virtual awards presentation broadcast from The Pullman hotel in Melbourne. 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