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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the most dangerous part of the livestock transport task

The Most Dangerous Part of the Livestock Transport Task

The task of loading or unloading animals into vehicles is the most dangerous part of the livestock transport task, according to the the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association. Unreported accidents and near misses are commonplace, with occasional major accidents and even deaths such as occurred in the case of Chad A Lynch when a ramp collapsed in October 2013.
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don’t forget the trucks

Don’t Forget The Trucks

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association Executive Director, Mathew Munro tells the government, don’t forget the trucks. When the Federal Parliament forgets to protect the trucking sector, the ALRTA is there to remind them.  Read more

solving the effluent problem

Solving the Effluent Problem

There has been a lot of work put in to solving the effluent problem by developing roadside effluent disposal facilities where they are needed. There is also a code of practice being developed for the disposal of effluent from livestock trucks. Read more

a safety solution waiting, waiting and waiting

A Safety Solution Waiting, Waiting and Waiting

Here we see a supreme example of a safety solution waiting, waiting and waiting to get adopted, but the wheels of progress grind exceedingly slow. This video was made back in 2016, but this is still the only working example of such a system in Australia.  Read more