Australia boasts the largest trucks in the world. They are necessary for negotiating our vast land efficiently and economically.
Trucks provide us access to the goods we demand as consumers, playing a critical part in the lifestyle we enjoy in Australia. Even when goods have been transported by rail,sea or air, trucks still play a vital part in the supply chain by transporting these goods to and from railheads and ports. In fact, almost everything we buy or sell has been on a truck.
- Transport SA Road Freight Section
- Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (SA) RAVNET Online Map System
- Transport SA Website - Drivers and Licences
- Information page about The COAG Backs B-Triple Network Commission (October 2008)
- Information on Heavy Vehicle Regulatory reform
- Information page about Freight Logistics and the Australian freight Council Network
Publications & Reports
- Truck Productivity including sources, trends and future prospects (March 2011)
- 2010 Report 121 on Road Freight Estimates and Forecasts in Australia including interstate, capital cities and rest of state
- A 2009 Working Paper on national road network intercity traffic projections to 2030
- A 2010 Information Sheet on the Effectiveness of measures to reduce road fatality rates
- National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020
- A report detailing road projects relating to the 2009 Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan
- A fact sheet on buying a safer truck
- A fact sheet on buying a safer heavy vehicle trailer
- A 2007 Australian Automobile Association report: How safe are our roads?
- A 2008 Australian Automobile Association report: Comparing Risk Maps and Star Ratings
- Understanding Public Perceptions of Road Freight by the National Transport Commission
- A report into modelling the road transport sector
- A 2006 National Intermodal Terminal Study by Meyrick and Associates for the Australian Government (February 2006)
- A Road & Rail Infrastructure Pricing Report Inquiry by the Productivity Commission
- Heavy Trucks - Safer than cars?
- Bigger can be better, but why?
- Freight Transport and the Environment- NEW!
- NTC - Quick Reference Guide to National Heavy Vehicle Access Schemes and Arrangements
- Quad Axle group Semitrailers and B-Doubles (NTC)
- ALGA & NTC - B Triples Fact Sheet (July 2007)
- NTC - B-Triple Specification Sheet (July 2007)
- B-Triples Fact Sheet
- Blueprint B-Triple Specification Sheet
- Blueprint Quad Axle Semi-trailer Specification Sheet
- Blueprint Quad Quad B-double (Standard) Specification Sheet
- Blueprint Quad-Quad B-double (Steering) Specification Sheet
- Blueprint Quad-Tri B-double (Standard) Specification Sheet
- Blueprint Quad-Tri B-double (Steering) Specification Sheet
- Quad Axle Group Semi-Trailers and B-doubles Fact Sheet
- 2007 Heavy Vehicle Charges Determination
- Work Health and Safety in the Road Freight Transport Industry. Developed by Safe Work Australia. Key findings note a reduction in work related fatalities, and non fatal accidents.
- The National Road Safety Strategy 2011 - 2020
- A New draft National Road Safety Strategy for 2011-2020 by the department of Infrastructure and Transport
- A fact sheet on Truck Drivers & Mobile Phones - Making the Call on Road Safety (December 2007)
- A 2006 report on Community Attitudes to Road Safety (2006)
Associations and contacts
- The National Transport Commission, leaders in transport regulatory reform
- The Australian Road Train Association
- The Australian Trucking Association
- Owner Drivers Australia
- Livestock & Rural Transportation SA Association
- Freight and Logistics Council of WA
- SA Freight Council
- Tasmanian Freight and Logistics Council
- Queensland Transport and Logistics Council
Link to Regulations page
Link to Statistics Page