Information & Registration to NZLTA Programme

What is the NZLTA Programme?

Safe & efficient livestock transport is a critical part of any integrated supply chain.

The NZLTA programme ensures there is robust, innovative and trusted assurances supporting livestock transport in New Zealand.

The NZLTA programme covers cattle, sheep, lambs, goats and calves.

Transport Operator Registration

Transport Operators joining the NZLTA Programme must complete the forms below:

Application Form PDF (79 KB)

Driver Training Register PDF (82 KB) that will include:

    • Driver Firstname and Surname
    • Colour Photocopy or Image of current Driver’s Licence
    • Training Record including date of training (dd/mm/yyyy) and approved trainer details
Return completed forms via email

Find your local Recognised Assessor

Training Process flowchart PDF (34 KB)

A central register of truck driver accreditation will be maintained by the NZLTA programme with web access provided to programme members and transport operators

NZLTA Driver In Training Induction Checklist PDF (156 KB)

For drivers waiting to complete a driver training course, drivers can only be categorised as in-training for 6 months, this gives them time to complete full induction and training

Are your Drivers in the Current Driver Register?

If not, refer to the Training Process flowchart above & contact your nearest NZLTA Programme Driver Assessor.

Terms & Conditions PDF (4.8 MB)

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions PDF (97 KB)

NZ Livestock Transport Assurance Manual PDF (5.3 MB)

NZLTA Programme Summary PDF (134 KB)

RTFNZ Electric Prodder Guidelines PDF (80 KB)

For more specific guidance on the use of electrical prodders/goads on animals – please refer to the species specific animal welfare codes on the MPI website (external link)

Truck & Driver Article June 2013 PDF (279 KB)

Crate Certification

Contact for Crate Certification

CrateScan App Guide PDF (447 KB)

Stock Crate Code for Transportation of Livestock PDF (492 KB)

NZLTA Programme Members

AsureQuality Ltd
AFFCO New Zealand Ltd
ANZCO Foods Ltd
Greenlea Premier Meats Ltd
Ovation New Zealand Ltd & Te Kuiti Meat Processors Ltd
Progressive Meats Ltd
Lean Meats
Road Transport Forum NZ
Silver Fern Farms Ltd
  • Mark Bull - Food Safety and Regulatory Manager