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

Establishing Extended Hours Delivery Trials
  • AP-R586-18
  • 25 October 2018
  • Research Reports
The purpose of Austroads project NEF2095 ‘Establishing Extended Hours Delivery Trials’ is to prepare, engage, implement and evaluate trials of freight deliveries in urban areas in off-peak periods. The trials were set up using the…
Webinar: Operations of Automated Heavy Vehicles in Remote and Regional Areas
This webinar, presented on 25 September 2018, presents challenges around the introduction of automated heavy vehicles to remote and regional areas and the opportunities for future their use in Australia and New Zealand.
Operations of Automated Heavy Vehicles in Remote and Regional Areas
  • AP-R579-18
  • 29 August 2018
  • Research Reports
This report identifies opportunities for future use of automated heavy vehicles in regional and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand, as well as any boundaries to prevent such use. The report provides road managers and industry with direction…

Austroads' Freight Task Force and their projects.