Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Semi-Trailer and Truck Rental industry has cruised through a growth period over the past five years, despite some minor bumps along the way caused by fluctuations in Australia's merchandise trade. The industry's revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2015-16, to $110.0 million. This includes growth of 2.8% during the current year.
The industry fulfils a small but important role in the transport sector, supplementing the fleet of transport firms to help meet short-term requirements. This includes coping with a spike in customer orders to be filled, the need to meet unusual vehicle specifications (outside the normal vehicle fleet), and the temporary replacement of fleet stock in response to vehicle breakdowns... 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