Transportation and storage represent about 5 per cent of Australian GDP. To put that into perspective, Mining and Finance respectively represent less than 10 per cent each - and have been shrinking in recent years.
"The rapid evolution in e-commerce, widely distributed manufacturing chains and larger logistics networks should drive demand for trucking.” - Timothy Suffield
The road transport sector generates around $A40 billion annually in revenue. From an employment perspective, there are more than 40,000 business in the sector with half of these business represented by owner drivers with just one truck.