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1132.0 - Directory of Transport Statistics, 2000  
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Contents >> Motor Vehicle Use >> Truck Load Survey - Survey of Truck Use and Loading Patterns

Truck Load Survey - Survey of Truck Use and Loading Patterns

Name of Collection
Truck Load Survey - Survey of Truck Use and Loading Patterns

Research Assistant
National Road Transport Commission
PO Box 13105

Telephone: Melbourne (03) 9321 8408
Facsimile: Melbourne (03) 9321 8408

To provide information on how truck loads and usage patterns vary over time, that is, how much travel is undertaken while empty, partly laden and fully laden.

Data were collected from a sample of 272 businesses by mail questionnaire, trip diary and personal interview. The sample was based on information from yellow pages, Oz-on-disc, state transport directories and other organisations.

Data Detail
Business characteristics:

  • Primary business;
  • Type of freight carried;
  • Size of truck fleet;
  • Components owned;
  • Number of employees; and
  • Number of self-employed persons.

Vehicle diary:
  • Truck/trailer/body type;
  • Survey period;
  • Travel for survey period;
  • Date/location/load/freight at beginning of trip; and
  • At each nine stops: new vehicle configuration, location, kilometres, load collected and weight, load delivered and weight.

Data collected from personal interview:
  • Average load verification and seasonal variation;
  • Frequency of using major rural highways;
  • Cubic constraints;
  • Expected response to increased mass limits; and
  • Other matters affecting freight business.

Geographic Coverage

Frequency of Data Availability
The collection has been conducted only once-in 1994.

Historical Data
Data are available for 1994.

Products and Services
Survey of Truck Use and Loading Patterns: Results
Survey of Truck Use and Loading Patterns: Conduct of survey, Working Paper 14

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