Road Freight Sector
- Queensland’s freight task is rising rapidly with an 89% increase predicted by 2026 (TMR, 2016).
- The road freight industry generated approximately $3.2 billion in revenue in the same year (IBISWorld, 2015).
- The freight network comprises of 13, 600 km of road (TMR, 2016).
- 149, 381 people employed within the road freight sector in Australia (IBISWorld, 2016).
- Road freight in Australia specialises in delivering time-sensitive / perishable commodities such fresh fruit and groceries, consumer goods and construction material. Road competes with rail in moving bulk commodities over longer distances (NTC, 2016).
COVID-19: Transport industry updates
- Read about the Queensland Government’s relief package to support transport operators including regional air, bus, ferry, heavy vehicle and personalised transport services.
- Read about Queensland state border access restrictions, including how to apply for an entry pass. Read the Chief Health Officer directive on border closures for more information.
- View information on changes to transport and motoring services.
- Stay up to date with the road network conditions.
- Find workplace resources for the road freight industry from Safe Work Australia.
- Read about the Infection Control Training Fund available to support the re-opening of customer-facing businesses, including transport and logistics.
Latest Road Freight News
The Transport and Logistics Training Package (Release 10.0) has been endorsed by the Skills Ministers for implementation. The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee and Rail Industry Reference Committee, with the support of Technical Advisory committees,...
Closing Monday 20 December 2021. Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is inviting responses from industry to their annual Industry Skills Survey about key issues affecting skills and workforce development and are encouraging key industry stakeholders to participate....
The Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (IRC) undertook consultation with industry during September and October 2021 to assess support for a national heavy vehicle driver apprenticeship proposal. Participation from industry in this consultation was...