Trends Shaping the Future of Australian Transport 

The world of transport is advancing and technology is the major driving force. Australia can’t be lagging behind in this movement as their key international, business and community partners are also riding this wave and it will be critical for growing their economy in the future.

Transport services connect people to jobs, communities and basic services and in addition to transporting people. Investment in the freight demand has been able to boost the nation’s economy from the farms to major ports. Air freight has continued to grow as demand for prompt delivery increases for items with high-value manufacturing, mining products, perishable food items and urgent medical products.

Light passenger vehicles account for over 75% of vehicles on the roads but rail accounts for almost half of freight activity within Australia and the continued automation of rail networks is improving rail efficiency and lowering service costs.

Maritime which is another core part of  Australia, has served as the backbone of international trade and working within global regulatory frameworks; Policy and regulations are trending towards transit-oriented development and are expected to continue, with the aim of easing the impacts of urban sprawl and congestion.

In Australia, the government still primarily owns and finances road infrastructure and assets with all the three levels of government raising revenue for transport-related activities. Beyond moving people or things, transport infrastructure influences the organisation of cities so that labour and capital can be used properly and easily.

But the major trend shaping this future is technology. Automation will improve the efficiency, safety, and convenience of the transport services.

In the next few years, Autonomous mobile robots will deal with the time-consuming tasks that people do particularly transport within a  warehouse or the instant gratification that online shopping delivers.

Logistics would soon become a data-based industry where information takes the priority not the transport of the cargo. By 2030, statistics has it that there will be a 50% growth in truck traffic and there is already a 150% rise in containers crossing the country. This has drawn attention to the industry and the committee for Economic Development of Australia has met and discussed the ‘Future of Freight’ where ideas were brought up on how to adapt to the growing freight demand and maximisation of opportunities for investment.

Of course, what is needed is a transfer of knowledge and an increase in new workers. Also, this workforce will need to engage with technology confidently as every year, the transport, freight, and logistics industry grows and Australia gains largely from this area.

Continued surveillance of geopolitical, economic, global and national trends that impact Australia’s development in the future of transportation is very important if Australia is to become a globally competitive nation.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to sharing more next month.

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At Collect Transport we are equipped with a fleet ranging from sedans to semi trailers all ready to meet your needs. Whether it is a one off delivery or daily jobs we are here to tailor make a solution for you.

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New in 2018

As with many others at the start of a new year Collect Transport has some exciting new announcements for 2018.

January will firstly mark the addition of a new Prime Mover to our fleet.

Early in the year we will also be launching the customer booking portal on our website, making for a seamless and timely booking process.

Those on our mailing list keep your eyes out for our monthly specials and those not on our list please contact us so we can add you on. Our Facebook page will also have any new updates and interesting content to keep you up to date.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to sharing more exciting updates throughout the year.

Transport…. it’s what we do!

Not everyone understands the ins and outs of a transport business or the transport industry. For many people and many of our customers they don’t care or really want to know, for them, they just want their goods delivered, on time, in tact and at a good price. For us, Transport is what we do, it’s our livelihood!

There are many modes of transport such as Sea, Air, Rail & Road, these are then broken down even further into smaller segments such as Local, National and International.

Whilst we have access to all service types through our varied network, our speciality is Local Transport by Road. From an envelope delivery in Melbourne to a Full B-Double load (and everything in between) this is what we do.

Over the coming weeks, we will write a bit more about our services and what our capabilities are.

In the meantime, if you want to discuss our services further feel free to call us on 1300 472 392 or email

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Welcome to Collect Transport’s Blog

Firstly,  thank you for taking the time to read this.

On a fortnightly basis, Collect Transport will put pen to paper about some of the issues within the transport industry. The issues we will discuss may be as basic as understanding rates and cubic conversion,  and some will be as complex as Chain of Responsibility and how it effects each party.

We invite any one who wants to comment or contribute to contact us.

Thanks again for reading, we hope you enjoy our upcoming content.