ALRTA News – 20 May 2023

Nominations for the Rural Transport Rising Star Award Must Close Friday 30 June 2023
Find out more and nominate here


BP Plus Offer 1 March – 30 November 2023

3X Qantas Points plus 130,000 bonus Qantas Points for your business with BP Plus

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*To earn triple Qantas Points for the first 6 months on all unleaded and diesel fuel grades excluding Autogas and AdBlue (Eligible Fuel)), plus purchase 10,000 litres of Eligible Fuel in the first 6 months to receive an additional 130,000 bonus Qantas Points the association member must apply for a BP Plus account between 12.01am (AEDT) 1 March 2023 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 30 November 2023, be approved for a BP Plus account during that period & become a Qantas Business Rewards member (if not already a member) within 30 days of being approved for a BP Plus account. The association member must not have held a BP Plus account within the 24 months prior to the start of the Offer Period, be a govt-entity or similar public-sector association, be a BP-supplied distributor of automotive fuels, nor be subject to a strategic pricing arrangement with BP. The ‘first 6 months” is measured from the BP Plus account open date until the last day of the sixth (6th) calendar month after the account open date. You’re the association member must not have any overdue amounts on its BP Plus account. Qantas Points will be awarded within 6 weeks of on-time BP Plus account payment of amounts owing monthly. 
BP PlusBP Plus – Qantas Business Rewards Offer and Qantas Business Rewards Terms & Conditions apply. See full offer Terms & Conditions including privacy information. Promoter: BP Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 53 004 085 616).


ALRTA congratulates our Executive Director Mat Munro on the news he has been appointed CEO of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).  Mr Munro has served 10 years as ALRTA Executive Director.

Photo: ATA Chair David Smith and Incoming ATA CEO Mat Munro. 

ALRTA National President Scott McDonald said that Mr Munro had many successes while at the helm of ALRTA.

“Mat joined ALRTA in May 2013 at a crucial point in our association’s evolution. He was our first direct employee and immediately set about revamping our operations. We now have a modern association with excellent governance, staff, offices, member equity and standing with governments and other stakeholders,” said President McDonald.

“Some of Mat’s policy achievements include improved work and rest flexibility for livestock carriers, new rules allowing personal use of a heavy vehicle, a 160km radius work diary exemption, enabling customers to access pre-approved Class 3 permits, a national ramp standard, a registered code of practice for effluent management and construction of several free effluent disposal facilities. These and other achievements are a lasting legacy for our industry and association.”

“However, all good things must come to an end, and so on behalf of ALRTA and our state member associations, I thank Mat for his great service to our industry and wish him every success in his new role with ATA. It is a position where his professional skills and his understanding of rural trucking can be put to good use. Our attention now turns to recruiting a suitable person to build on Mat’s success,” he said.

Mr Munro will leave ALRTA on 18 June and commence with ATA on 3 July 2023.


ALRTA invites applications for a full-time Executive Director position.
Reporting to the National President and Council, the Executive Director leads the Canberra-based National Secretariat in delivering strategic priorities determined by association members. 
Examples of day-to-day tasks include:

  • Research, policy development and formal submission writing;
  • Stakeholder liaison, media and communications;
  • Meeting agendas and papers;
  • Finance and budget;
  • Governance support;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Staff management;
  • Sponsor management;
  • Project oversight;
  • Property and leasing; and
  • Event planning.

Availability for interstate travel and an ability to speak confidently in public are core requirements. A knowledge of transport, agriculture, government processes, politics, law, economics and/or industry associations would be advantageous.
To view the full ad and to apply, click here.


ALRTA National Council met via video link this week. Key topics included ‘Employee-like’ forms of work and the phase-out of live sheep exports by sea. Council also undertook a strategic planning session and held an open forum with Federal Senator for WA Glenn Sterle.

Senator Sterle Addresses ALRTA Council. 


The are many ALRTA and state association members attending the Brisbane Truck Show this week.  A few have been spotted by our roaming cameras.  There are sure to be plenty more!


The Kenworth K220 was named Truck of the Year Australasia at the Brisbane Truck Show yesterday, winning the inaugural award. Congratulations PACCAR and Kenworth!

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