Type 1 Road Train access into Rockhampton abattoirs

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Type 1 road trains travelling into Rockhampton from the west will have access to Rockhampton abattoirs from 1 July 2017 without having to unhook a trailer or crossload at Central Queensland Livestock Exchange - CQLX at Gracemere. Operators can apply immediately to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator with operations to commence from 1 July 2017. Restricted operating hours will be from 7pm to 7am.

Further information including this Department of Transport & Main Roads Project Overview fact sheet is availablefrom at www.tmr.qld.gov.au by searching 'Rockhampton road train access'.

This is a breakthrough for Queensland road train operators and a lot of effort, particularly from AgForce Queensland, should be recognised in achieving the time, cost, driver fatigue and livestock welfare benefits this change will bring!


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