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 with 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 of goods. The industry relies on strong business activity and is one of the first industries to be affected by slowdowns in economic growth. The biggest event for the industry in the past five years was falling demand for services as the impact of the global financial crisis was felt in Australia... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The majority of the activity in this 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 2012-13 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