Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental industry has cruised through a growth period since the late 2000s, with some minor bumps along the road. The industry is expected to grow by 3.7% over the five years through 2014-15, climbing to $110.0 million, including a 4.0% growth in sales during the current year.
This growth stems from the increase in demand for total road freight services, partly due to increased volumes of merchandise imports and exports. This industry fulfils a small but important role within the transport sector, supplementing the fleet of transport firms to help meet short-term requirements... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The bulk of industry activity is located on the eastern seaboard, with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland accounting for an estimated 73.9% of establishments. This broadly corresponds with the distribution of national population and economic activity in these states, and the importance of being in close proximity to key markets. The major markets serviced by the industry are transport companies providing intrastate and capital city services, concentration of businesses and population is closely linked to the distribution of establishments in the industry. However, there is a significant share of industry activity in Western Australia which reflects the importance of the recent construction and mining boom and the vast freight transport network... purchase to read more