ALRTA History

ALRTA – 30 years strong

The ALRTA (originally the ALTA) was founded at a meeting on Wednesday 9 October 1985 held at the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation in Sydney.

Since then, the ALRTA and our member associations have successfully advocated for a wide range of issues that benefit transport operators and the rural supply chain, including:

  • Livestock Loading Schemes
  • 4.6m high livestock crates
  • Charging reform
  • Better network access
  • 26m B-Doubles/steerable axles
  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
  • Animal welfare
  • Development of truckCare
  • National Ramp Guidelines
  • $10m for ramp upgrades via HVSPP
  • Development of LivestockASSIST
  • Anti-lock braking exemptions
  • 160K radius log book exemptions
  • AFM Templates for livestock carriers
  • Effluent management/Truckwashes
  • Land Transport Standards
  • Chain of Responsibility
  • Removal of the Carbon Tax

For more details on the ALRTA and the people behind us, click ALRTA Celebrating 30 years