ALRTA News – 16 April 2021


FANCY A 1946 FORD JAILBAR?  Now is your chance to WIN Jolene – NTI’s fully restored 1946 Ford Jailbar! 

You don’t even need to feel guilty as all money raised goes to Motor Neurone Disease research. 

An electric blue 1946 Jailbar is the latest truck that will be raffled to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

The truck dubbed “Jolene” took 1,500 hours to restore and can be yours by purchasing raffle tickets online

All money from tickets sales will go directly to MND and Me and MND Research Australia.

Click on the picture above to see full details, spec sheet and buy tickets.
Terms and conditions apply. 


The ALRTA has responded to a consultation paper containing proposals to establish new standards and guidelines for the land transport of horses. Australian and State and Territory Agriculture Ministers have directed the Animal Welfare Task Group to review current standards in light of emerging research.
The consultation paper was considered by the ALRTA Driver and Animal Welfare Committee and interested horse carriers. Our submission includes 24 recommendations covering issues such as time off water, rest, record keeping, prevention of heat stress, fitness for journey, loading density, mixing of animals, use of dogs and restraints.
Chair of the ALRTA Driver and Animal Welfare Committee, Graeme Hoare, said that achieving good welfare outcomes in horse transport was all about balance and education.
“ALRTA agrees that the Land Transport Standards applicable to horses should be updated and improved,” said Mr Hoare.
“However, this must be balanced against the competing demands of driver welfare, road safety, personal safety of horse handlers and practical considerations concerning the design of trailers and availability of supporting off-road infrastructure.
“There is also a need to better promote the current Land Transport Standards for horses.
“While professional carriers are generally aware of and adhere to the existing standards, more effort is required to educate private or occasional carriers.  It does little good to burden professional carriers who are already highly mindful of animal welfare with new rules that will just be ignored by other groups.
“ALRTA looks forward to further consultation on refined proposals later in 2021,” he said.

Read the ALRTA submission here.



ALRTA applauds the positive zeal with which ProWay Livestock Equipment has embraced the Australian Standard for the Livestock loading/unloading ramps and forcing pens (AS 5340:2020).  Purchasers can be supremely confident that all new ProWay equipment is designed the meet the standard.

For more information click here.


ATA Chair David Smith revealed the association’s 2021 agenda at its annual general meeting which was held on Wednesday this week.

Read the Media Release.

Wednesday’s meeting also saw the re-election of David Simon, Andy Divall, Simon Skazlic and Julie Russell to the ATA board. Andrew Garrety was re-elected as the ATA’s Treasurer/Secretary.  


The ALRTA National Council will meet via Zoom on Friday 23 April 2021. If you have an issue you would like discussed, please contact your state association.


Australian transport operators are owed immense gratitude for their stewardship of COVID-19. 

Long hours, uncertainty, disruption, delays, lack of basic amenities, ongoing testing – last year was the toughest many drivers will face in their careers. 

But they did it, and because of their sacrifice, the broader community was the beneficiary of stocked supermarket aisles, fresh fruit and vegetables, plentiful toilet paper supply, on time parcel deliveries and now a national vaccine rollout, which is complicated and requiring precision.

HVIA want to say thank the operators as well, so they have decided to extend an opportunity for ALRTA members to access discounted tickets for the Brisbane Truck Show 13 -16 May 2021.

A single day Adult ticket will be reduced from $28 to just $10.  It also gives you complimentary access to the Civil Construction Field Day and Heavy Equipment and Machinery Show.  An ALRTA member might also walk away with the Morris Finance Ultimate VIP Experience Package valued at over $45,000.

To obtain your discounted tickets go to the Brisbane Truck Show Ticketing portal and provide the special access code ASSOC21.

The Brisbane Truck Show is a great opportunity to ensure the goodwill, garnered by the industry during the pandemic, is reinforced, so HVIA are investing heavily in the community messaging and activations to ensure our industry perception remains high.

We know many of the loyal exhibitors and attendees are itching to ‘Come Together’ to network with their peers, and to see the latest in truck, trailer, component, equipment and technology innovation.

You can read 16 excellent reasons to come to this Brisbane Truck Show here: .

ALRTA would love you to visit them in the Foyer – Concourse – Stand #8.


I hired a handy man and gave him a list of jobs.

When I got home, only items 1,3, & 5 were done.

Turns out he only does odd jobs.


Brisbane Truck Show 13-16 May 2021 – ALRTA will have a booth
LRTASA Conference – Adelaide SA – 18-19 June 2021
LRTAQ Conference – Roma QLD – 16-17 July 2021 – Register Here
LRTAV Conference – Bendigo VIC – 20-21 August 2021