The road freight transport industry is an important part of the overall economy of Australia. In fact, the road freight transport industry dominates the Australian non-bulk freight market, providing advantages in terms of superior reliability, competitive prices, convenience and speed. The non-bulk goods within the state and across the country are transported by the largest vehicles available on the market, competing with the rail freight, water freight and airfreight industries. According to the last year’s report, the road freight transport sector encompasses over 43,000 businesses, employs over 190,000 people and generates over 54 billion in revenue.
The road freight transport sector generates almost 80% of the revenue generated by the total freight transportation sector. The experts of transportation industry predict even further growth of about 5% over the following 5 years. This is because the strong exposure of the sector to retail and wholesale trade, construction, manufacturing and other sectors. Also, there is an increasing demand for “last mile” freight transport services, which means there is a high demand for light commercial vehicles and trucks for sale.