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Livestock transporters welcome consultation on personal use exemptions

Beef Central, 06 September 2017

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has welcomed an announcement that the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has commenced formal consultation on a proposed national work and rest exemption to allow limited personal use of fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle.

Hopkins Transport’s Dean Clarke wins national rural transport safety award

James Nason, 18 August 2017

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.

M.C. Herd wins LRTAV safety award for cattle unloading frame + VIDEO

Beef Central, 18 August 2017

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.

Project to trial ‘user pays’ funding of safer livestock handling infrastructure

Beef Central, 27 May 2017

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.

Time to follow NZ approach to effluent management: Aus livestock transporters

Beef Central, 12 May 2017

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.

Thermal cameras helping trucks to avoid cattle strikes

James Nason, 16 March 2017

A Western Australian trucking company has had positive results trialling thermal cameras to help reduce animal strikes on country roads.

Truck rollovers: Is electronic stability control appropriate for livestock transporters?

James Nason, 22 February 2017

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?

Producer-owned trucks over-represented in accident figures

James Nason, 22 February 2017

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.

Blatantly unfair to prosecute drivers for effluent loss from livestock trucks: ALRTA

Beef Central, 07 November 2016

Should cattle producers or lot feeders be held responsible for effluent loss that occurs from their cattle during transport?

Regulator releases latest livestock transport fatigue template

Beef Central, 23 August 2016

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.