For too long livestock transporters have put up with sub-standard working conditions which affect drivers and livestock. The LRTAV is committed to representing all association members at local, state or federal levels of government to address the condition of loading facilities, amenities, curfewing stock and truck wash facilities to name a few. By working together we achieve more.
We provide members with a newsletter which includes updates with what’s happening both nationally and in Victoria for transporters. Our newsletter also includes information on industry developments and challenges. Where ever possible we pass on the relevant and timely information regarding saleyards, abattoirs and any other facilities. In short, we try to include what you want to see in your newsletter. The newsletter is sent out to your business by email or mail if no email is available.
SMS TEXT MESSAGES
SMS Text messages straight to your phone on urgent issues that affect your business EG: road closures, change of sale days etc.
This is a weekly newsletter that is emailed or faxed to our members every week and is also available on the ALRTA website. It contains important information for livestock transporters to help you in your day-to-day operations and to keep abreast of what the ALRTA is doing and how we are tackling the issues impacting on our industry.
VICTORIAN LIVESTOCK LOADING SCHEME
This important initiative was instigated by the LRTAV. We now coordinate the only training across Victoria to ensure your drivers are compliant.
TRUCKSAFE ANIMAL WELFARE
TruckSafe Animal Welfare, (formally TruckCare), is an audited quality assurance program for livestock transport. It covers animal welfare, food safety and traceability. It is fully auditable and is built around the quality assurance principles contained in international standards and also uses hazard analysis of critical control points.
Animal Welfare is focused on humane transportation of the stock, on how to prevent disease, stress and contamination problems when moving them, on making sure the ‘paddock to plate’ traceability for livestock is supported during the journey and on the eating quality and safety of the final meat product.
To find out more information on TruckSafe Animal Welfare please visit the TruckSafe website.
BP FUEL DISCOUNT OFFER FOR MEMBERS
As a member of a State Livestock Transport Association, such as LRTAV, you are eligible for a discount on diesel fuel purchased through your BP account. You need to apply to BP for the discount fuel offer but it is well worth the effort to receive the 8.5cp/l off diesel at 490 BP sites.
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