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IBISWorld’s Road Freight Transport market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Road Freight Transport industry dominates the Australian non-bulk freight market, leveraging advantages in price, speed, convenience and reliability. The industry's largest vehicles transport goods between and across states, competing successfully with rail, water and air freight industries. In cities, light commercial vehicles are the dominant form of transport for the final stage of delivery. The industry's major markets span the entire economy, and demand for road freight transport services is a leading indicator for changes in economic growth. Businesses hold less stock prior to and following economic downturns, which reduces demand for transporting goods.

Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to $41.5 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is characterised by a medium level of capital intensity. In 2016-17, for every dollar spend on wages, the industry invests an estimated invests $0.32 in capital. The level of capital intensity differs substantially based on the size of the operator, with larger firms requiring much greater capital investment. Wages are the industry's second largest expense, and the use of subcontracting within the industry and the high number of owner-operators suppresses the true level of labour intensity.

The industry generates revenue on each trip based on distance and it is common for interstate trucks to travel 300,000 kilometres per year. Alt..

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Industry Products

What is the Road Freight Transport Industry?

Industry operators primarily transport freight by road. The industry also includes delivery road services, excluding couriers. In-house use of fleet vehicles in mining, retail and construction are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Interstate services
Intrastate services
Urban services
Industry Activities
Road freight transport services
Road delivery services
Driver-operated truck hire

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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