The paper gives a general review of the transport industry in Australia currently, and of the legislative, regulatory and industrial environment in which the industry functions. It traverses the administrative and institutional arrangements through and by which the industry is administered at government, at a sectional and at a trade association level, and is confined to surface transportation operations. Full economic benefit of new technology is not being obtained by the user of transport services and so the energies of all the operators should be directed towards higher productivity. Industry research should be directed in a very specific way towards identifying costs of and correcting causes of lost productivity. Users could contribute to higher productivity by greater spread of delivery and receiving hours, greater use of palletised and unitised commodity packaging oriented to iso container dimensions, greater use of shrink-wrap packaging/securing, improved warehouse design, simplified and uniform documentary systems and procedures, improved material handling methods in warehouses and stores, and by making better use of container depot services as aids to deconsolidation and distribution of imports and for the consolidation of exports. The number of the covering abstract of the workshop is IRRD no. 236802.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers from the Workshop on the Future of Domestic Freight in Australia, Canberra, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Transport Economics, Australia

    P.O. Box 367
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • O'Regan, H J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM