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MEDIA RELEASE: ALRTA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia (ALRTA) has announced the appointment of Rachel Smith to the national Executive Director position.
The appointment was made by ALRTA National Council following an extensive talent search and selection process.
ALRTA National President Scott McDonald said that Ms Smith is the right person to carry on the ambitious work program of the association.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Smith as the next ALRTA Executive Director,” said President McDonald.
“Ms Smith has previous transport association experience having worked for the Australian Logistics Council as Head of Government and Policy and having served a period as interim CEO. She has also worked for Australian Pathology and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, bringing extensive experience in policy development, advocacy, government relations, member services, projects, business development and management.
“ALRTA has a long history of punching above its weight across an ambitious work program. I believe that Rachel has the right mix of skills and experience to continue that tradition. I congratulate her on the appointment and look forward to working closely into the future,” he said.
Ms Smith said she is looking forward to the challenge of representing the interests of the livestock and rural transport sector, including the six state member associations comprising the federation.
“I am thrilled to return to the transport and logistics sector to advocate for outcomes that will advance the interests of ALRTA members to government and the wider Australian community and look forward to working with the membership”.
Ms Smith will commence in the role following the ALRTA-LRTAWA Joint National and State Conference 4-5 August 2023.
For media enquiries please contact:
ALRTA President: Scott McDonald – 0428 609 700 or email@example.com
LRTAWA/ALRTA CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
LRTAWA/ALRTA Combined State National Conference Registrations are now open!
Register here: https://eecw.eventsair.com/lrtaalrta/
EFFLUENT CODE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
ALRTA, together with the NHVR, launched a national campaign to promote the Effluent Code, in Toowoomba on Friday 23 June 2023. The Effluent Code Awareness Campaign project is funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Australian Government.
The campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage the adoption of the Effluent Code by engaging with livestock supply chain stakeholders in interactive information sessions. The Effluent Code will also be promoted through various media channels, including print and social media.
Click here to download the Effluent Code.
THE EFFLUENT CODE – FIND OUT MORE
NHVR has published an informative brochure and FAQs about the Effluent Code on their website. These easy to understand documents were developed in collaboration with ALRTA and the Effluent Code Awareness Campaign project working group.
Download the Effluent Code and supporting documents here:
NHVR LAUNCHES NEW SAFETY CAMPAIGN
Viral comedian Jimmy Rees has partnered with the NHVR to educate ‘not so excellent drivers’ on safely sharing the road with trucks.
View the campaign here: https://www.nhvr.gov.au/weneedspace and share NHVR’s top tips on sharing the road.
UPDATED MECHANICAL COUPLINGS STANDARD
Standards Australia has published updated versions of mechanical couplings standards (AS/NZS 4968) for 2023.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard 4968 (Heavy road vehicles – Mechanical coupling between articulated vehicle combinations) comprises the following three individual parts, each of which has been received minor updates and improvements for 2023:
• 4968.1:2023 – Part 1: Design criteria and selection requirements for fifth-wheel, kingpin, and associated equipment
• 4968.2:2023 – Part 2: Testing and installation of fifth-wheel and associated equipment
• 4968.3:2023 – Part 3: Kingpins and associated equipment
The updates include various improvements to aid clarity and reduce ambiguity, particularly in relation to the D-value formula and calculation of design forces. All changes are listed in the ‘preface’ section of the individual documents.
The Standard is available from SAI Global here.
SAVE THE DATES FOR 2023
- LRTAWA/NATIONAL Combined Conference – 4-5 August 2023 – Abbey Beach Resort, BUSSELTON WA
- LRTAV – 11-12 August 2023 – Mercure, BALLARAT VIC
- LRTAQ – 28-29 September 2023 – The Ville Resort, TOWNSVILLE – QLD
SAVE THE DATES FOR 2024
- LBRCA – 23-24 February 2024 – WAGGA WAGGA NSW