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Incoming Cattle Loadout Changes for NT

The cattle loading schedule for the Northern Territory will be changed from April 4, 2022.

According to the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association, key changes include:

  • Adjusted concessional weight limits to allow for increased empty weight of modern main engines and the use of auxiliary fuel tanks on trailers.
  • A new licensing process providing an administratively efficient way to enforce the existing (unchanged) fee structure.
  • New conditions, including a speed limit of 90 km/h when loading cattle.

“It is important to note that vehicles are NOT eligible to operate under the program unless a transport inspector has affixed a livestock load tag to the vehicle,” ALRTA said.

“The curb weight of vehicles will be checked at an NT Vehicle Inspection Station or an NT Government manned weighbridge.

“Mass concessions provided by interstate cattle loading systems do not apply in the Northwest Territories. For vehicles registered interstate, which have not been inspected and affixed with NT Livestock Loading Tags, an Interstate Provisional Permit may be issued, which allows 12 months for vehicles to be inspected and enter the NT program.

“A transitional period of two years applies to vehicles already operated under the scheme.”

For more information, see the directive here.

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