The transport industry plays a vital role in keeping Australia running smoothly. Without a reliable transport system, the nation would ground to a halt.
The men and women who work in this sector are responsible for transporting everything from food and medical supplies to building materials and retail products. They are the unsung heroes who underpin Australia’s economy, driving endless kilometres to deliver essential items in every state and territory.
To celebrate people in transport and the vital services they provide, Major Training has just released three superhero-themed trucks – Ironman, Thor & Wonder Woman.
Read on to learn more about why the transport industry is so essential to Australia.
A Big Industry for a Big Country
Australia’s immense size makes the transportation of goods a complicated task. There’s over 905,000km of road spanning the country, so moving items from one place to another takes a lot of infrastructure.
The transport industry in Australia employs over half a million people and has an estimated annual revenue of $102.87 billion, according to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.
Tough but Rewarding Work
Working in transport offers a wide range of career opportunities and great earning potential, but the industry also comes with challenges. Truck drivers often spend weeks at a time out on the road, far from their families and the comforts of home. They also have irregular schedules and often need to drive in challenging weather conditions.
Transport workers have earned their unsung hero reputation because of the sacrifices they make to keep Australia running.
Join the Transport Industry
If you want to become a hero in the transport industry, Major Training can help you get qualified. Check out our heavy vehicle courses today.