Introduction To Australia’s Trucking Industry Sector
The Australian trucking and logistic industry is a modern industry sector that generates around $200 billions per year, which is around 15% of the Australian GDP. It is one of the fastest growing sectors which employs more than 150 000 employees directly, plus another 100 000 employees indirectly. Furthermore, the number of trucking companies and people who decide to enter this sector continues to raise from year to year, and there are no signs of slowing down. The main reason for that is the fact that the AU trucking industry is one of the most dynamic and profitable business sectors, an industry that promotes job security and good salary. These numbers show that the trucking industry has a huge impact on the overall Australian economy and society.
Australia has a huge land mass and it is characterized by dispersed population. This means that the Australian trucking and logistic industry carries more freight per capita and covers more kilometers per year than any other trucking sector in the whole world. Today, you can see trucks on the roads all over Australia, from light trucks and vans to medium and heavy duty trucks which are used for transportation of various goods and materials. Since different types of materials and goods need to be transported on a daily basis, it is hard to imagine a single industry sector that is not somehow connected with the trucking sector. Some even say that the efficiency of the trucking and logistic sector has a huge impact on the competitiveness of Australian exporters and manufacturers.
Despite the recent financial crisis, the trucking sector continues to show positive results. In fact, the industry experts predict that by 2020 all freight tasks will be doubled, and even tripled by 2050. Clearly, the future of the Australian trucking and logistic sector seems to be very bright.