Road Freight Transport in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Transport Market Research Report | ANZSIC I4610 | Feb 2014

Road to success: Increased demand for freight transport drives industry growth

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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In the general freight market segment, barriers to entry are low. Entry into the general freight market can be achieved for as little as the cost of a second-hand vehicle at about $1,000 (light commercial vehicle). The real industry barriers occur after entry, when there is no guarantee of adequate income due to fierce competition. Single operators are advised to develop strategic links with larger operators or freight forwarders. Operators so tend to target specific areas or types of work, yet the non-specialised nature of the vehicles used means they are able to accept casual business. This enhances competition within the industry

The specialist segment of the industry requires the use of vehicles that have been specifically designed for an industry or commodity (e.g... purchase to read more


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What is the Road Freight Transport Industry?

Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in transporting freight by road. The industry also includes delivery services via road (excluding couriers), but excludes the in-house uses of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction.

Industry Products
Interstate servicesIntrastate servicesCapital city services
Industry Activities
Road freight transport Road delivery servicesTruck hire with operator

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