The Australian trucking or road freight industry has been one of the strongest contributors to the economy over the last five years. With a growth of 2.4% per year, the industry now consists of more than 41,000 businesses and employs around 250,000 professionals.Continue reading Trucking in Australia – A Brief History
Volvo has been a big name within the Australian trucking industry since 1972, when the production facility of heavy-duty trucks was established in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland. Almost half a century later, with more than 60,000 trucks produced, the plant is now the biggest truck assembly plant in Australia. Volvo Trucks is also the largest manufacturer of vehicles in the country.Continue reading The History of Volvo Trucks in Australia
Argentina is one of the countries with the highest number of traffic accidents in the world. Most of them involve small vehicles overtaking larger trailer trucks. With the many advanced technologies available in the transport industry today, you would think that these accidents can be easily prevented.Continue reading Trucks of the Future – Samsung Safety Truck
Trucking is one of the most important sectors of the freight industry in Australia, generating an annual revenue of over $54 billion. According to a 2018 report, the trucking sector includes more than 43,000 businesses, and with figures predicted to grow. This year alone, more than 18,000 new trucks were registered from January to June 2019.Continue reading The Most Popular Truck Brands in Australia
Kenworth has been a household name in Australia since the 1960s when the first trucks from the United States hit the local market. The company went on to build the first Australian-made Kenworth truck and sell many of the well-known transport machines in the country. The history of Kenworth trucks in Australia is rich and deserves retelling to appreciate the brand’s great contributions and accomplishments to the Australian trucking industry.
In 2016, driverless trucks started to hit the roads when a large mining company successfully used automated haul trucks for operations.
Does this mean that driverless trucks are the future of the transport industry in the country? The Australian Government thinks so.
Australia’s medium-duty truck industry has been blessed with two new additions — the HINO 500 Series Wide Cab and Standard Cab.
Soon, we’ll see the complete set of HINO 500 series trucks on the road and based on the reviews so far, there’s a lot to be excited about.
It’s the dawn of the age of electric vehicles. Manufacturers all over the world are racing to supply the growing demand for these eco-friendly automobiles. Right now, the competition for electric trucks in Australia seems wide-open.
Tesla, the world leader in electric cars, is developing a heavy-duty truck called Semi, but it will take a few more years before we could see even a prototype. Volkswagen is also investing $2 Billion to put an electric engine on its trucks over the next five years. Almost all the major manufacturers have their own plans too. Continue reading Australia Leading the Way in Electric Trucks
The road freight industry, also known as the trucking industry, is integral to the Australian economy. Although it was not spared by the global financial crisis, it still maintained an annual growth rate of 2.4% in the last five years. Today, the industry has approximately 41,000 businesses, which employ more than 250,000 people and pay more than $13 billion in annual wages.
The industry looks very solid at the moment and getting into trucking business looks like a brilliant move. However, for serious investors, the present situation alone is not enough to invest a significant amount of money. You also need to have a good idea of how the trucking industry would fair in the future.
Before the time of trains, horses ruled the roads, hauling goods across the country. Alongside these four-legged powerhouses were bullocks and camels by the thousands. While they did get the job done, you can only imagine how long each trip took and how much strain it put not only on the animals but on their human keepers, as well. Deliveries of goods, tools, and other needs took months and with the waiting in between each drop off, supplies often fell short. Continue reading Trucks Through Time