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 Products Chapter
The industry rents out semi-tractors (trucks) and semi-trailers. These are categorised based on their gross vehicle mass (GVM) and the number of axles. Semi-trailers make up the majority of the industry products. This is because a wide range of trailers can be hauled by a single prime mover. The price charged for trailers varies depending on the size and modifications of the trailers. For example, a tri-axle refrigerated trailer will be significantly more expensive than a single-axle flatbed.
Tri-axle trailers have three axles, and tend to be the largest trailers. These may have six or twelve wheels depending on the designed load. Tri-axle trailers are designed to transport loads of between 30 to over 40 tonnes... purchase to read more