QTA Ltd "110 years of History"
The movement of freight by road has always played an important role in building the Queensland economy. From the early days of horse and cart through to today's technically advanced trucks, the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd continues a strong presence and unified voice in the development of the industry.
Below is historical information in relation to how the Queensland Trucking Association started.
1907 - Mid 1930's
The establishment of the Master Carriers Association and the movement from the Horse drawn freight era to the pre-war motor vehicle would be the focus including the existence of the Carriers Ranks and inner city waterfront activity.
Mid 1930's - Mid 1950's
The focus of this period would be the "Jackson Story" with the Road Transport Industry playing a critical role in major project development e.g. Moonie Pipeline and Story Bridge as well as the general freight task and the development of trucks to meet the task.
Mid 1950's - Mid 1980's
This period reflects the growth of Mayne Nickless and innovation in the freight task. This period for road transport within Queensland includes such milestones as:
Mid 1980's - Current
An era which signalled a stronger blend of State and National Issues and recognised in the following: