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.

Safe Work Australia has published the Work-related fatalities involving trucks, Australia, 2003 to 2012 report which looks at all fatal incidents that involve a truck in a working environment.

Safe Work Australia has published the Work health and safety in the road freight transport industry report which provides an overview of the work health and safety status within the road freight transport industry.

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 Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) website.

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