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The latest updates from the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ).

 

Insurance exemption to help industry, customers

Insurance exemption to help industry, customers

The trucking industry has secured an important exemption from new rules for add-on insurance that will help the industry and its customers. The new rules prohibit the sale of add-on insurance for at least four days after a customer has purchased a product or service....

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Temporary Class Exemption for livestock carriers

Temporary Class Exemption for livestock carriers

A temporary class exemption is now in place for freight or logistics operators transporting perishable goods or livestock across the Queensland border, while those drivers are waiting for a negative 7 day COVID-19 test result. It will provide temporary relief for...

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COVID-19 Queensland entry and testing requirements

COVID-19 Queensland entry and testing requirements

As at 28 July 2021, all of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria are declared COVID-19 hotspots. This means that drivers travelling into Queensland from these states must have: A current Border Declaration 'F' Pass AND (From 1:00am 30 July) Evidence of a...

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Transporters recognise excellence in young guns

Transporters recognise excellence in young guns

The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) has today announced the finalists of the inaugural Young Person in Transport Award. The award was developed to recognise and acknowledge the contribution younger transport workers are making to the...

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New ramp standards a major safety boost

New ramp standards a major safety boost

Loading and unloading animals can be the most challenging part of the livestock handling task, and hazardous situations can place farmers, agriculture, and transport workers at risk. These high-risk situations can occur anywhere from farms, roadsides, and saleyards,...

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What you need to know about Q Fever

What you need to know about Q Fever

TruckSafe Animal Welfare provides a best practice standard for trucking operators transporting animals. Our TruckSafe standards also guide our workplace health and safety policies and procedures leading us to look after our staff to the highest standard. There is a...

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ALRTA welcomes release of national ramp standard

ALRTA welcomes release of national ramp standard

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia (ALRTA) has welcomed the publication of an Australian Standard for the Livestock loading/unloading ramps and forcing pens (AS 5340:2020). The standard has been developed by Standards Australia...

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New leadership for livestock transporters

New leadership for livestock transporters

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom="no" pb_border_bottom="no" width="1/1" el_position="first last"] Tambo transport operator Gerard Johnson has been elected as President of the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland at the organisation's AGM last...

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