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 final draft Case for Endorsement and training package materials have been released for the Transport & Logistics Training Package (Release 8.0). This included work on the following projects: TLI Fuel Storage Dangerous Goods Contractor TLI Logistics &...
The Goondiwindi Regional Council have secured funding from the Department of Employment Small Business and Training through the Regional Skills Investment Strategy funding to run Livestock Handling Workshops. Livestock businesses in the Goondiwindi region will have...
On 24 July 2020, the National Cabinet agreed to the Domestic Border Controls—Freight Movements Protocol. National Cabinet also agreed for Transport and Infrastructure Ministers to upgrade the Protocol into an Enforceable Code. On 7 August 2020, the National Cabinet...