Freight

New Zealand and Australia face significant growth in the freight task in coming years. This growth will require better management of freight and more optimal use of all transport modes. Our Freight focus is on community attitudes, network utilisation, infrastructure investment, data and forecasting, and contributing to a national approach to regulation and compliance.

Latest publications and webinars

Webinar: Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities
This webinar, presented on 14 February 2019, provides an overview of the Austroads Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities.
Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Facilities
  • AP-R591-19
  • 16 January 2019
  • Research Reports
Heavy vehicle rest areas (HVRAs) are provided to help heavy vehicle drivers manage fatigue and comply with driving hours regulation. To aid road managers in this task, Austroads has produced  Guidelines for the Provision of Heavy Vehicle…
Webinar: Establishing Extended Hours Delivery Trials
  • WEB-R586-18
  • 22 November 2018
  • Webinars
This webinar, presented on 22 November 2018, outlines the benefits of government working with industry and business to change delivery patterns by extending delivery hours.

Austroads' Freight Task Force and their projects.

Freight projects

The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan. Current freight projects include:

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