Road Freight

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).


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