About the LRTAQ
The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) is a peak body for the livestock industry as well as the voice of the livestock and rural transport industry in Queensland.
The association was formed in 1981 to give a united voice to livestock transport operators. It comprises a committee made up of elected representatives from eight nominated regions and three Field Officers share coverage of the state. This Committee meets regularly to discuss pertinent issues relevant to each district, the state overall and on a national level.
The LRTAQ and other state livestock and rural transport bodies are well supported by the national body, the Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association (ALRTA). Together, we are a formidable group lobbying for the best interests of all members.
The objectives of the LRTAQ are:
- To represent the livestock and rural transport industry to government, the business sector and the community
- To work collaboratively with government to deliver safer, effective and successful transport services
- To work as partners with key industry associations, particularly AgForce and the Queensland Trucking Association
- To reduce red tape and administrative burdens incurred by our businesses
- To provide good conditions and a safe working environment for our drivers and other employees
- To demonstrate to the community the positive and essential role that rural and livestock transport companies play in the economy and quality of life of all Australians
Our advocacy efforts are focused on five major areas:
- Improved access and safer roads
- Supporting the Livestock Loading Concession Scheme
- Advocating for Government support for effluent management
- Fatigue management and improved driving hours regulation
- Improving NHVAS and Accreditation