Monthly News August

We are looking forward to introducing our members to you. Each month we will have a small profile about one of our members.


Started Business: 1964 by Eddie Dennis & his family
Depot Locations: Port Lincoln & Gillman (Adelaide)
Fleet Size: 30 Prime Movers
Services: Containers, General & Refrigerated time sensitive part or full load services locally and interstate.
Accreditation: NHVAS, WA Heavy Vehicle, RLSC (Retail Logistics Supply Chain) HACCP (Cold Chain Food Safety) AACA (Accredited Air Cargo Agent) Accredited Quarantine Approved Premises, PIRSA  Biosecurity SA  –  Meat Transport Accreditation

A bit about the company:
Dennis Transport is a large, privately owned and operated family company based in Port Lincoln. Over the past 51 years it has grown from a one truck operation into a major  Regional Transport & Logistics Company.

Dennis Transport has a modern multi-combination linehaul fleet operating out of Port Lincoln with a depot in Adelaide at Gillman and regular trips interstate. The company operates double and triple road trains, AB triples, modular-B triples, B-doubles, singles and a fleet of local  pickup and delivery vehicles. Their core business is containers, time sensitive general and refrigerated freight services between Port Lincoln, The Iron Triangle and Adelaide with regular services interstate.

The Port Lincoln Depot is a major regional Container Terminal that is a Quarantine Approved Premise, with 170 powered container sites, container forklift and side loaders to ensure containers can be handled efficiently and delivered to the customers door as and when required.

The business provides a HACCP accredited  refrigerated service to the aquaculture and fishing industry and daily services to major national retailers in Port Lincoln and The Iron Triangle towns. They also operate a fleet of tippers on grain cartage assisting with the transfer of grain from Eyre Peninsula silos to Port Lincoln for export.

Dennis Transport has a strong focus on providing a quality reliable service ensuring they meet their clients’ expectations under chain of responsibility and today’s compliance and enforcement requirements.

More information is available on our website

Why are you a LRTASA member: We believe it is important for Rural Transport Operators to have good representation, and a strong voice, to ensure that the industry continues to grow in a way that recognises rural operator’s needs.

Version 3 of our Project List is available here
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Effective 1st August 2015 as a result of fuel tax indexation the fuel tax credit rate for on-road purchases in eligible heavy vehicles increased from 12.76 cents per litre to 13.06 cents per litre. And it has increased from 38.9 cents per litre to 39.2 cents per litre for powering auxiliary equipment.

The ATO recommends that all operators use their online Fuel Tax Credit Calculator to make sure you get fuel tax credits correct for your BAS. For more information please visit the ATO’s fuel schemes rates page.


In July 2015, the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) published a national Guide for Safe Design of Livestock Loading Ramps and Forcing Yards.

The purpose of the voluntary guide is to promote safer workplaces for people in contact with livestock loading facilities and to improve animal welfare outcomes.

Congratulations to the ALRTA on the release of the new guide for the safe design of livestock loading ramps.

More information is available here –  where you can also download the guide.

Hard Copies are being posted to Livestock Carriers. If you haven’t received a copy by the Middle of September from me, let me know.


There was an interesting article in the Stock Journal where Jay Wetherill is proposing changes to the National Road User Charge. To read this article: Click Here

17th & 18th June 2016
The 31st Annual Conference

@ the Adelaide Entertainment Centre


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