ALRTA Conference Schedule 2020
LBRCA (NSW) – 6-7 March 2020 – Tamworth NSW
LRTAQ (QLD) – 19-23 March 2020 – Roma QLD
LTAT (TAS) – TBA
LRTASA – 12-13 June 2020 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
ALRTA/LRTAWA (WA) – National Conference – TBA
LRTAV (VIC) – 14-15 August 2020 – All Seasons Resort, Bendigo, VIC
*Please note dates and venues are subject to change
2019 LRTASA/ALRTA National Conference
The LRTASA/ALRTA National-State conference on 14-15 June 2019 was a resounding success. The program was well attended with more than 300 people joining us for Saturday’s Gala Dinner and live auction.
On Friday, delegates warmed up with 9 holes of golf at North Adelaide Golf Course before heading along to our National Sponsors Cocktail Reception at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Federal Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, the Hon Scott Buchholz MP was the guest speaker. Minister Buchholz spoke of his personal involvement in heavy transport and recognised the crucial role of road transport in rural and regional economies. He underscored the Coalition’s commitment to improving safety and productivity in a low red-tape and taxation environment.
The National Sponsors were thanked for their generous support of our national and state associations: PACCAR & Dealer Industry Fund, PACCAR Parts, NTI, Cummins, Byrne Trailers, BP and Lowes Petroleum. The roving magician mystified many delegates and the SA crumbed lamb cutlets were sensational!
Saturday kicked off strongly with an opening address by SA Shadow Treasurer, the Hon Stephen Mullighan MP, followed by an informative panel session covering access, safety and welfare. The SA Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, the Hon Stephan Knoll MP, delivered an address immediately prior to the second panel session dedicated to the HVNL review.
ALRTA and LRTASA marked the 100 year anniversaries of Cummins and BP with a ‘happy birthday’ surprise ceremony involving two very special (and delicious) commemorative cakes.
Saturday afternoon was rounded out with a session dedicated to association projects relating to ramp standards, user-pay unloading frames, effluent disposal, an industry code of practice and our Federal Election activities.
As if that wasn’t enough, delegates dressed up in their finest for Saturday evening’s Gala Dinner and dug deep to raise money for our associations via the silent and live auctions. Highlight of the evening was the sale of a Kenworth T610SAR thanks to PACCAR and Dealer Industry Fund, CMV Truck Centre and Goodyear. The keynote address was given by Federal Senator for SA, Rex Patrick, who made it very clear that the Centre Alliance intends to play a key role in influencing Coalition Government policy during the current Parliament.
2019 State Conferences
LBRCA (NSW) – 21-23 February 2019 – Griffith NSW
LRTAQ (QLD) – 8-10 March 2019 – Rockhampton QLD
LRTAWA (WA) – 26 -27 July 2019 – Busselton WA
LRTAV (VIC) – 16 – 17 August 2019 – Bendigo VIC
2018 LBRCA/ALRTA National Conference
The 2018 LBRCA/ALRTA Combined Conference held on 23-24 March 2018 in Coffs Harbour NSW was a resounding success with ‘full house’ attendance levels across all associated events.
The policy sessions touched on issues as diverse as chain of responsibility, EWDs, charging, access, road infrastructure, training, vehicle dimensions, loading schemes and IAP.
We also kicked off the development of an industry code of practice for effluent management during a special workshop session that involved our entire audience and undertook a survey on attitudes towards user-pay infrastructure.
There was no shortage of well deserved awards and accolades over the event. ALRTA congratulates the following outstanding contributors:
- ALRTA Life Member: Gordon Martin
- ALRTA Life Member: Robert Cavanagh
- ALRTA McIver Award: Owen Driscoll
- LBRCA Young Driver of the Year: Mark Carmichael
Photo: ALRTA Life Members Robert Cavanagh & Gordon Martin
It was also great to hear from last year’s winner of the ALRTA-NHVR Safety Innovation Award (supported by BP), Dean Clarke, of Hopkins Transport about his cutting-edge driver training program. BP stepped up again this year by supporting 12 ambassadors from around Australia to attend the event.
The keynote speakers were:
- NSW Minister for Transport – the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP
- Federal Member for Cowper – the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker MP
- Federal Senator for NSW – Senator John Williams
- Mayor of Coffs Harbour – Cr Denise Knight
Photo: Mathew Munro (ALRTA Executive Director), Luke Hartsuyker (Federal Member for Cowper), Kevin Keenan (ALRTA President)
Photo: Nancy Williams, Federal Senator John Williams, Lynley Miners (LBRCA President), Kevin Keenan (ALRTA President) and Heather Keenan
The performance of Hypnotist Isaac Lomman was an amazing standout event during the Saturday night National Sponsors Dinner which convinced many in the audience that ‘this stuff is real’. You really do have to see it to believe it!
2018 State Conferences
LTAT Conference, 26 May 2018, Hobart TAS
LRTAQ Conference, 31 May – 2 June 2018, Charters Towers, QLD
LRTASA Conference, 15-16 June 2018, Adelaide SA
LRTAWA Conference, 20-21 July 2018, Bunbury WA
LRTAV Conference, 17-18 August 2018, Bendigo VIC
2017 LRTAQ/ALRTA National Conference
The LRTAQ/ALRTA National Conference was held on 17-18 February 2017 in Toowoomba, Queensland. Audio/Video recordings can be viewed below:
Emerging Technology Regulation and Practices
NHVR Strategy and Operations
Major Truck Accident Investigations
2017 State Conferences
LBRCA Conference, 31 March – 1 April 2017, Dubbo NSW
LRTASA Conference, 16-17 June 2017, Adelaide SA
LRTAWA Conference, 30 June – 1 July 2017, WA
LRTAV Conference, 11-12 August 2017, Torquay VIC