Road freight transport
Road freight transport is a priority industry under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (Australian Strategy). Road freight transport will be the focus of national prevention efforts for the first five years of the Australian Strategy to help reduce the high number of fatalities in this industry.
Go to the Australian Strategy for more information on the priority industries.
Information on all work-related fatalities occurring in this industry can be found in the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities 20010–11 report
Information on serious injuries and fatalities for which workers’ compensation was received in this industry can be found in the Compendium of Workers' Compensation Statistics Australia 2009–10.
For information on the transport of explosives view the Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail - 3rd edition.
For information about national regulatory strategies for road, rail and intermodal transport go to the National Transport Commission (NTC). Contact details for the NTC are available on the Commonwealth work health and safety authorities page of the Safe Work Australia website.