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 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the TLI Fuel Storage Dangerous Goods Contractor Project, has finalised draft materials and would like your feedback. Draft units of competency are available and feedback can be submitted up to close of business Friday 28...
Saturday 18 January 2020 saw the official launch of Women in Trucking Australia Ltd, an organisation established by female heavy vehicle drivers to remove barriers and enhance training and employment opportunities for women seeking to pursue careers as heavy vehicle...
As part of the Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills Project, the final draft Units of Competency and Skill Sets, along with the Companion Volume Implementation Guide compendium, have now been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) as part of...