Over the past 30 years, the LBRCA and our members have successfully advocated on a range of issues relating to:
Productivity: NSW Livestock Loading Scheme, NSW Grain Harvest Management Scheme (previously GHLP), Access: Road Train, 4.6m, HML, LLS, 26m B-double, Concessional Mass Limits.
Safety: Fatigue and work diaries, Chain of Responsibility, Effluent management and enforcement, Saleyard rating systems, Saleyard rating systems, Heavy vehicle monitoring devices, loading ramps.
Animal Welfare: Loading ramps, crate standards, effluent management, animal handling practices, curfewing.
Compliance and Enforcement: Fairer on-road enforcement, sensible compliance, consistent enforcement, education programs.
Business Viability: Road transport charges and taxes, cartage rates, primary producer concessions.
Industry Succession: Young Driver of the Year, apprenticeship programs.
Check out our past advocacy including submissions here:
2016: Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and it’s 2016 Order abolished
2016: Minister Duncan Gay announces $10 million in NSW/Federal Government funding to upgrade NSW truck wash network
2016: LBCA Heavy Vehicle Forum held in Temora
2016: LBCA changes its name to Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association Incorporated (LBRCA) on 21 September 2016.
2016: LBRCA ramps up issues surrounding incorrect use of primary producer concessions.
2015: Inaugural LBCA Young Driver of the Year awarded to Raymond Sutton
2015: LBCA strongly supports various applications by local councils for funding under round 2 of the Fixing Country Roads programme.
2012: Livestock Loading Scheme (LLS) in NSW established
2007: LBCA continues lobbying for a livestock loading initiative in NSW
2007: Grain Transport Code of Practice released
2007: Road Freight Advisory Council established– Jim Savage appointed for LBCA
2006: New Concessional Mass Limits (CML) arrangements established
2006: NSW Fatigue Regulations come into effect
2006: LBCA lobbies successfully for a drought assistance package
2006: Width concessions introduced for heavy vehicles in NSW
2005: Grain Harvest Loading Protocol (GHLP) Issues paper released – the early GHMS
2005: LBCA lobbies for greater access to heavy vehicle truck wash facilities
2005: LBCA lobbies for greater flexibility in driving hours to align with other States
2005: Third Charges Determination Report released by NTC – overcharging start
2004: LTANSW changes name to Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association of NSW
2004: LBCA lobbies hard for safer loading ramps.
2003: CoR requirements earmarked to become law
2002: Road Transport Efficiency Bill legislation developed
2001: LTANSW initiates a ‘terminals’ program for our bulk carriers
2001: CENTROC Weight of Loads Group is established in NSW
2000: Effluent on the agenda again
2000: LTANSW accredited as a Transported Stock Statement (TSS) Accredited Provider
2000: Bulk Sub-Committee established (initiated by Neville Sellens)
1998: LTANSW lobbies successfully for removal monitoring devices for NSW HV’s
1998: LTANSW attends the Transport Safety Summit in Bondi
1997: New driving hours introduced including 100k work diary exemption in NSW
1997: Livestock cartage rates on the agenda again
1997: A livestock loading scheme is ramping up in NSW
1997: Super dogs and truck/trailer combinations introduced
1997: Primary producer concessions strictly limited following lobbying by LTANSW
1996: National road transport charges introduced on 1 July
1996: Approval granted in NSW to tow dollies behind single prime movers
1994: NSW Truck Wash (EASE/AVDATA) system expands to 6 saleyards
1994: NSW Livestock Loading Taskforce Launched, represented by G. Walker/J. Savage
1994: Major progress in extending road train access in NSW
1994: Rating systems for saleyards pursued
1993: LTANSW lobbies for sensible national regulation charges, suggested by the NTC
1992: 4.6m ‘as of right’ access road system commenced, supported by LTANSW
1992: Push for a livestock loading scheme by LTANSW
1988: Inaugural LTANSW Conference held in Dubbo