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

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.
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…

Austroads' Freight Task Force and their projects.