The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters’ Association (ALRTA) represents hard-working road transport companies, based in the small communities of regional and rural Australia, who provide the ‘first and last’ link of the supply chain for Australia’s agricultural industries.

Over two-thirds of Australia’s agriculture is exported, comprising 20% of Australia’s export earnings. Australia’s farmers rely on rural trucking businesses as essential partners in taking their produce to market.

In addition to our rural and agricultural base, the unique demands and responsibilities of livestock haulage provide ALRTA with a special focus. To meet the requirements of caring for live cargoes, livestock carters have won unique loading entitlements, fatigue rules and registration arrangements in many parts of Australia.

ALRTA is a national network, made up of state-level associations from every part of Australia. ALRTA works with governments at all levels, industry groups, community organisations, regulators and the media to ensure that rural trucking is protected and promoted as a sustainable, responsible and safe contributor to rural and regional Australia and our primary industries.

ALRTA’s national council is solely composed of owners and operators, and are elected by their fellow operators. They range from some of the largest fleet operators in the country to single truck owner/operators.

ALRTA is supported by National Sponsors:

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The ALRTA is a member of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA).

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