Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Road Freight Transport industry leverages advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability to dominate the Australian market for non-bulk freight. 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 so-called ‘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 and this reduces demand for the transport of goods... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The majority of the activity in the industry is concentrated large eastern seaboard states. This reflects the concentration of major markets, population and freight infrastructure in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. It is forecast that in 2013-14 almost 80% of all establishments are located in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. All three states are home to large general cargo ports that handle large volume of containerised imports. This freight is then transported from port to market by the industry. Ports provide an anchor point for industry activity as the bulk of imports by volume arrive by sea.
Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) by registration numbers make up the majority of the industry... purchase to read more