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 across 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. Businesses hold less stock prior to an economic downturn, and for a period afterwards, which reduces 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 categories are intrastate, interstate and urban. The industry is by definition mobile, so operators respond quickly to changes in demand from different segments. However, the types of vehicles involved in certain routes and infrastructure limitations can restrict mobility to a small degree.
Intrastate transport provides road freight services within a state. This excludes transport within capital cities but includes routes between capital cities and regional areas. The distances involved mean that larger articulated and rigid trucks provide many of these services... purchase to read more