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
A recent article in Fully Loaded highlights the difficulties truck drivers are experiencing finding rest stops, shower and toilet facilities. Read the full article here. There are Facebook groups with information on open facilities: Truck drivers food & showers...
AISC approve Transport and Logistics Training Package release 6.0 and Cross Sector Supply Chain Skills
At its meeting on Tuesday 25 February 2020, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 6.0 for referral to the COAG Skills Council for endorsement. The training package included material for :...
There is essentially a perfect storm facing supply of truck drivers in the Australian transport industry caused by an aging workforce, training providers focusing on numbers rather than quality; barriers to entry for young people (such as age-based license eligibility...