Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Road Freight Transport industry dominates the Australian market for non-bulk freight, leveraging advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability. The industry's largest vehicles transport goods between and around states, competing successfully with the rail freight, water freight and airfreight industries. Within cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the ‘last mile' of delivery. The industry's major markets are diversified across the entire economy and demand for road freight transport services is a lead indicator for changes in economic growth. Leading into an economic downturn and for a period afterwards, businesses hold less stock, reducing demand for the transport of goods... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The major products and services offered by the industry are categorised primarily by route. The industry is by definition mobile, so industry operators respond quickly to changes in demand from different segments.
The interstate services segment is expected to grow the most rapidly over the five years through 2013-14. The ports of Melbourne and Sydney are entry points for much of Australia's container freight. Non-bulk imports are then trucked between population centres on the eastern seaboard and, to a lesser extent, the west. The industry's largest vehicles are used in interstate transfers, often travelling between distribution centres on the outskirts of capital cities... purchase to read more