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Australia’s Trucking Industry Faces Driver Shortage

2 Min Read

Australia has long been a country run by the road. With vast distances between cities, we have our dedicated truck drivers to thank for moving products around the country successfully, efficiently and cost effectively. But, as many regulars to the Gregsons truck auctions might be aware, Australia is experiencing a severe shortage of drivers. 

The shortage has sparked concern amongst industry heads as a long running decline in the profession has hit new lows in the last twelve months. An effort to stimulate the industry and interest in the profession is now underway, which means the trucking industry is on the hunt – and they need you! 


Why the shortage? 

Julie Russell, Australian Trucking Association board member, spoke to ABC and identified a number of issues as to why the industry decline has occurred. Russell suggests the trucking industry is having a bit of an image problem – it’s often considered that the job involves long hours, a lack of compensation for these hours, and limited career prospects.

There’s also an issue around age restrictions and training. The licensing regulations that are required to become a truck driver are strict, so if school leavers wish to pursue driving as their chosen career path, they’re unable to do so until they reach their state’s required age. 

This means that those younger potential drivers are having to put their dreams on hold – which often leads to the pursuit of alternate careers instead.



What needs to happen to fix the problem?

Peter Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Transport Association (VTA), discussed driver shortage with SBS. He suggested that there should be a change in the structure of education and training involved in becoming a truck driver to tackle the issue at its core. Julie Russell suggests that there needs to be greater awareness of the benefits and compensation that are possible through the industry, as well as communicating the career prospects available.



Why should I consider becoming a truck driver?
Industry representatives stress that there are career prospects and benefits involved for truck drivers that people might not be aware of, with opportunities to progress within the industry, and despite the long hours – the compensation for time is rewarding.

Gregsons has been working alongside the trucking industry for years, holding truck auctions throughout WA. We know the value and importance of truck drivers for our country, and encourage anyone looking for a new career path to enquire about the options available.

You can get involved with the industry by keeping an eye on Gregsons WA truck auctions and industry news via our newsletter and do your research via our past auctions page.


Further Reading: The Gregsons Guide to Buying a Light Vehicle or Truck at Auction

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