In for the long haul: Firms have raised average wages to address a growing skills shortage

The Road Freight Transport industry plays a crucial role in the supply chain of numerous industries. Its major markets span construction, wholesale and retail trade, as well as the agricultural sector. The diversity of these markets helps to keep industry revenue growth stable, as a decline in one major market is typically offset by growth in another. Road freight operators provide door-to-door delivery nationwide, setting them apart from external competitors in the coastal and rail freight transport industries. Industry operators have benefited from rising freight volumes over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $7.5 billion. This includes a rise of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Market diversity and the necessity of freight transport drive steady industry revenue growth
  • Intensifying price competition has prevented firms from fully passing on falling operating costs
  • Market share concentration will likely rise as smaller firms merge or exit the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Road Freight Transport industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity, a trend which has remained largely stable over the past five years. For every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spend an estimated $0.23 on capital investment. Capital intensity tends to differ based on the size of industry firms. Larger operators typically require greater capital investment as they will often have larger truck fleets. Wages are a significant expense for industry players, as licensed drivers are required to operate vehicles, a role which cannot be automated. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Road Freight Transport Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Road Freight Transport are:

  • Having an integrated operation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Road freight service price and Total merchandise imports and exports in the Road Freight Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Road Freight Transport in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms are primarily engaged in the transportation of freight by road. The industry also includes operators that provide truck hire with drivers for road freight transport, and road vehicle towing services.

    Industry Products
  • Materials transport
  • Log and timber transport
  • Agricultural goods transport
  • Manufactured goods transport
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Road freight transport services
  • Furniture removal services
  • Truck hire services (with drivers)
  • Log haulage services (road)
  • Road vehicle towing services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Road freight service price
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • World price of crude oil
  • Demand from wholesale trade

  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Structural trends
  • Profit
  • Skills shortage
  • Table: Road Freight Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Road Freight Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road and Bridge Construction in New Zealand
  • Forestry and Logging in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Fuel Retailing in New Zealand
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Materials transport
  • Log and timber transport
  • Other services
  • Agricultural goods transport
  • Manufactured goods transport
  • Chart: Road Freight Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction firms
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Other markets
  • Forestry and logging firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Road Freight Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Road Freight Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Road Freight Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Mainfreight Limited,
  • Table: Mainfreight Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Road Freight Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Road Freight Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Mineral aggregates, such as sand or gravel, used for railway ballast, road building or other construction uses.
  • Fleet Telematics
  • An electronic system that allows for information exchange between a commercial vehicle fleet and a central point, such as a dispatch office.
  • Skills Shortage
  • When there are not enough people with a particular set of skills to meet demand.
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