- If it weren’t for the hard work of the LRTAQ member committee, the Livestock Loading Concession Scheme would be dead in the water – the alternative would have been to go back to HML weights equivalent to or similar to that of the NSW Livestock Loading Scheme.Livestock Operator SEQ
- Membership of the LRTAQ is a no brainer for our business, the BP and Lowes fuel discounts alone justify the membership fee.Rural operator North Queensland
Our membership consists of one truck owner/operators to 20+ truck operators and all sizes in between. Every member benefits in being part of this organisation.
The LRTAQ is represented on many government committees including:
- Queensland Ministerial Freight Council
- NHVR Livestock and Industry Group (IOG)
- Remote Area Consultative Group (RACG) and
- Beef Industry Steering Committee.
The LRTAQ has had strong links with the department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and now has more direct communication via the Executive Director ((Heavy Vehicle Project)| Transport Regulation Branch, Ms Christina Heffner.
Our strong membership base has allowed the Association to be a force to be reckoned with.
We have been heavily involved with:
- After three years of working with the Transport and Main Roads Department we have now finalised the Livestock Loading Concession Scheme review (S10 or Volume Loading for the old school operators) and with only a few changes the LRTAQ believe it to be a good outcome. The Operator Guide outlines the scheme and the Gazette notice shows the actual concession in the NHVL;
- The Abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT);
- Gaining a variation of driving hours for livestock drivers (Businesses can now apply for a driving hours variation here);
- Having an animal welfare variation to standard driving hours enabling livestock drivers to have an extra hour on a given day to deliver a load if driver has encountered unforeseen circumstances in an animal welfare scenario. Follow link for more information;
- The ongoing issue of access to abattoirs and ports as well as the concept of “first and last mile.” access