A pioneering driver training program implemented by Dean Clarke at Tamworth’s Hopkins Transport has been recognised with the 2017 National Heavy Vehicle Regulator – Australian Livestock and Rural Transporter’s Association Safety Innovation Award.
An innovative automated cattle handling frame that enables drivers to safely unload cattle at M.C. Herd’s Geelong processing plant has won the Livestock & Rural Transporters Association of Victoria (LRTAV)’s safety award.
The feasibility of establishing a “user pays” system to fund the installation and use of safer livestock loading and unloading infrastructure at high density livestock facilities like saleyards and abattoirs, will be investigated in a new federally funded trial.
Moves to establish a network of strategically placed stock truck effluent dumps around Australia and other effluent management strategies, both on-and off-farm, are set to grow following a recent livestock transporters tour of New Zealand.
A Western Australian trucking company has had positive results trialling thermal cameras to help reduce animal strikes on country roads.
While the concept of Electronic Stability Control technology sounds great in theory for trucks travelling on the modern highway networks of the Eastern seaboard, how will it work in remote Australia on rough unsealed roads and long-distances from workshops?
Trucks owned and operated by livestock producers are over-represented in major heavy vehicle accident data in Australia, according to a soon-to-be-released truck safety survey.
Should cattle producers or lot feeders be held responsible for effluent loss that occurs from their cattle during transport?
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has released the latest template of the Livestock Transport Fatigue Management Scheme (LTFMS), which provides pre-approved accreditation systems designed to give livestock transporters the flexibility to respond to the dynamic, uncertain and complex livestock transport tasks.
Reports of rural transporters picking up the wrong pens of stock from saleyards have prompted their association to urge drivers to take more care.