ALRTA News – 31 March 2023


Boyles Livestock Transport B-Double Stainless Steel 4×2 Convertible

Included Specifications

  • Hendrickson Disc Brake Suspension
  • Light weight Composite sheep decking
  • Removable Posts
  • Roll across Pendivider
  • Aluminium Catwalks
  • Effluent Tanks with Air operated Valves
  • Extra 2 Toolboxes on Lead Trailer
  • Ringfeder mounted
  • B-Double Tare weight 21 tonne

Together with the choice of basic models, Byrne Trailers offer a full custom design and construct service that can develop trailer configurations to meet specialised requirements.

 Byrne Trailers is a proud Australian Family owned and operated business.
Leading the way into the future in Livestock Transport design and engineering.

Byrne Trailers website


ALRTA Executive Member, Athol Carter, LBRCA President, Wade Lewis, and ALRTA Executive Director, Mat Munro, are attending Trucking Australia 2023 at the Sunshine Coast this week. Highlights so far have been keynote addresses by Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Catherine King MP, and an Opposition reply from Shadow Minister Bridgette McKenzie.

Minister King delivers a keynote address.

The event has also been a great opportunity to catch up with trucking operators, regulators, decision makers, partners and sponsors.
Trucking Australia 2023 award winners will be announced at tonight’s ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Dinner. LRTAV’s Alina Hawkins is a deserving finalist in the ‘Woman of the Year’ category and ALRTA wishes her all the very best of luck tonight!


ALRTA congratulates Kevin Keenan on being elected as the owner-driver representative to ATA Council at this week’s ATA Annual General Meeting.  Kevin is a former ALRTA National President and LRTAV State President.  He is an active owner driver with decades of experience of driving, running a small business and life on the road. Kevin was elected for a two year period.


Integrity Systems Company’s (ISC) new electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) Livestock Consignments app is accelerating the digitalisation of the red meat industry by enabling consignment details to be transferred from creator to transporter, even while offline.

The eNVD app is a completely offline solution and uses QR codes to transfer consignment data from producer to transporter, saleyard, feedlot and processor. If a transfer takes place where there is no internet, the data will sync with the eNVD database when the receiver is back in a service area.

The eNVD app was released in November 2022 and since then has been downloaded more than 3,000 times with 69,000 head moved using the app.

Developed in collaboration with the red meat industry, ISC has been onboarding processors, transporters, agents, feedlots and saleyards since the app was made available on the Google Play and App stores.

Frasers Compliance and Central QLD Manager Athol Carter said the eNVD app helps avoid the back and forth that often comes with moving livestock.

“No more having to stop, take a photo of an NVD, send it back, send it to the office or the receivers – it’s already been done and managed online. This way is going to alleviate a lot of manual processes that take up so much time and eat unnecessarily into your day,” Mr Carter said.

“There is still work to do to ensure this is adopted and ready for everyone, but I think one of the beauties is how simple it is. Once you get in the app, there’s some great tutorials and all the information you need is right there. If it can keep us moving and, on the road, this will provide a complete solution across the supply chain. After all, an animal doesn’t carry their own briefcase to market!”

eNVD app users are encouraged to contact their transporters and receivers to check that they are digital ready before submitting their consignments.

“If a producer or processor is embarking on this journey and using the app – let us know. We want to be prepared and get our staff on top of it, so they know what to expect. Due to our responsibilities, we’re always reinforcing the fact that our drivers must have some sort of movement record, so we want to be ready for all possibilities,” Mr Carter said.

Athol Carter – Frasers Compliance and Central QLD Manager and ALRTA ATA representative

ISC Chief Executive Officer Jane Weatherley said releasing the eNVD app was just one milestone in ISC’s vision to increase the use of digital consignments.
“Digital consignments are an opportunity for Australia’s red meat industry to strengthen its integrity systems and reputation as a leader in biosecurity and food safety. However, the success of digital consignments relies on the whole of industry embracing the eNVD app and web system,” she said.
“Currently 30% of all consignments are completed digitally. To ensure the supply chain is adequately prepared for an increase in digital consignments, our adoption team is working with stakeholders to assist with setting up supply chain capabilities and upskilling where needed.”   
A series of webinars will be held in the coming months to support the red meat industry as it transitions to the eNVD app and web-based system. For more information, please visit:–events.   
ISC has also produced a suite of ‘how to’ resources to help the red meat industry transition to the eNVD system:

The eNVD Livestock Consignments app is available for free download through the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.


Women in transport and logistics can now apply for a leadership development scholarship from Women & Leadership Australia.

Providing world-class leadership development programs for women at all stages of their careers, Women & Leadership Australia brings together the latest in leadership theory and practice with a focus on applied learning, building networks and a flexible, part-time delivery to fit in with your schedule.

Scholarships are now available through Women & Leadership Australia to encourage more women to enhance their impact at work and beyond, and to support the development of women leaders at all levels.

Partial scholarships of $1,000-$5,000 will support participation in one of four courses designed for women in non-leadership roles through to senior leaders.

Apply by 9 June 2023

or find out more by clicking here:


NHVR is inviting industry to share their experiences and thoughts about Electronic Work Diaries (EWDs) to understand whether, and how, industry is using EWDs – and if not, why.

Many drivers and operators are choosing to keep using their Written Work Diary, while others are making use of trials offered by approved EWD providers. Some have already made the switch and are using EWDs to support their drivers and business to better manage fatigue risk.

NHVR  is keen to see more drivers and operators using EWDs and want to know how to support that happening.

Whatever your situation, whether you have used an EWD or are just thinking about it, they’d like to hear from you..

If you’re interested in an opportunity to share your views please let NHVR know, by registering via the link below.

If selected, you’ll have a confidential conversation with one of their team at a time that’s convenient for you – even if that’s outside our normal business hours. Participating drivers will receive a $50 Visa or Mastercard gift card for their time.

Click here to register your interest in participating.


Some states and territories have travel restrictions over the Easter holiday period that limit travel for Class 1 heavy vehicles (agricultural, oversize/overmass and special purpose vehicles).

Operators and drivers should check their permits and notices for what restrictions are applicable and confirm with their relevant state and territory road transport authority.

For more information see Easter Travel Restrictions 2023.


The ALRTA team would like to wish all of our members, partners and their families a very happy and safe Easter break.

As we all know, road fatalities are known to increase in the holiday periods because people are rushing frantically from one place to the next, or are fatigued or intoxicated when driving. Please take breaks and don’t drink and drive. Allow yourself plenty of time to arrive safely. Patience is always important on the roads, but is particularly important at this time of year.

Whatever you plan to do over the Easter break, either away from home or on your couch watching Netflix, we hope that you have a happy and relaxing time and manage to spend as much of it as possible with your loved ones.

The ALRTA office will be closed on Good Friday 7 April and Easter Monday 10 April 2023.

There will be no ALRTA News next week on 7 April 2023.


  • LRTASA – 16-17 June 2023 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
  • LRTAWA/NATIONAL Combined Conference – 4-5 August 2023 – BUSSELTON – WA.
  • LRTAV – 11-12 August 2023 – BALLARAT – VIC
  • LRTAQ – 28-29 September 2023 – The Ville Resort, TOWNSVILLE – QLD