The freight industry is critical to the Australian and New Zealand economies. It comprises road, rail, sea and air transportation including .. Read more supporting services such as warehousing, storage, freight forwarding and customs brokerage for both domestic and international trade. As the freight task grows and perceptions of its impact increases, governments face increased community pressure that can lead to restrictions on freight operations. This creates the need for communication campaigns towards the community on the significance and value of freight whilst understanding and addressing possible community concerns. Austroads commissioned research on ‘Best-Practice Approaches to Road Freight and Communities’ to develop guidelines for best-practice strategies and supporting materials for national, state/territory and local road managers to communicate the importance of freight to the community.
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