The trucking industry plays a vital role in Australia’s growing freight. Machinery transport is important for the promotion of the economic growth and prosperity of Australia. According to the latest statistics, Australia’s trucking industry provides fast and efficient freight delivery that directly impacts the growth of Australia’s economy. The trucking industry today is far more complex and demanding than it was few years ago. The Australian Bureau of Infrastructure expects Australia’s total freight task to be doubled till 2030. These numbers show that the future looks bright for the machinery transport industry in Australia. Since the freight task is expected to double within the next 20 years, greater pressure is imposed to everyone in the Australian trucking industry. Here are some of the trends that are currently present:
Women Take The Wheel In Australia’s Trucking Sector – In the past, it was a common thought that women are not appropriate for this kind of business. Heavy machinery transport was something women couldn’t handle. Men denied to cooperate with women in this sector. But today everything is changed. The number of women who are entering Australia’s massive machinery transport sector is growing quite fast. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, around 40,079 out of 271,237 persons employed in Australia’s machinery transport industry are women. Even though trucking is a male-dominated occupation, still 5,346 women succeeded to work in the heavy machinery transport business.
Safety – Australia has some of the most highly-trained drivers on the roads. The logistic companies pay more attention on the operator’s safety than they did before. As a result, the Australian truck driver’s records are outstanding, if you take in consideration the fact that drivers travel 16,199 million kilometers annually. Drivers that deal with heavy machinery transport pay extra attention on all safety regulations, and take good care for the well being of the general public and themselves. Trucks involved in the machinery transport business are far more sophisticated than they were 6 years ago. Manufacturers on the other hand, strive to produce safe and reliable trucks that will meet the demands of the Australian market.
Going Green – Another Australian trucking trend that emerged in the last few years, is the demand of trucks that emit less gas emissions. This is relatively new tracking industry trend. But over the next 20 years, all heavy vehicles that travel billion kilometers will be designed to emit lower proportion of gas emissions. Some manufacturers are developing trucks with eco -friendly engines to reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions.