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Trends in Car Transport – February 04, 2023

The tables below highlight the current demand for car transport along different routes during the week ending February 4, 2023.

From the data, it can be observed that there are both increases and decreases in demand for transport between various locations in Australia. Some interesting observations are:

RouteChange (%)
Sydney to Perth5.84
Perth to Sydney-1.88
Perth to Melbourne2.81
Sydney to Brisbane2.61
Sydney to Melbourne-0.49
Melbourne to Brisbane-5.10
Brisbane to Melbourne-14.40
Melbourne to Perth1.58
Adelaide to Perth19.97
Melbourne to Sydney1.56

Routes Showing Biggest Increase in % Terms

RouteChange (%)
Townsville to Canberra100.00
Canberra to Townsville96.00
Adelaide to Townsville64.06
Launceston to Brisbane51.85
Adelaide to Cairns50.62
Townsville to Adelaide48.94
Canberra to Cairns44.07
Townsville to Sydney43.90
Townsville to Melbourne43.08
Cairns to Sydney38.79

Routes Showing Biggest Decrease in % Terms

RouteChange (%)
Hobart to Alice Springs-47.62
Wagga Wagga to Brisbane-44.83
Alice Springs to Cairns-42.86
Alice Springs to Melbourne-42.47
Wagga Wagga to Melbourne-36.05
Wagga Wagga to Cairns-35.48
Melbourne to Wagga Wagga-34.21
Brisbane to Wagga Wagga-32.14
Darwin to Hobart-31.82
Launceston to Cairns-31.82

As a transport planner, the changes in demand may affect your car transport company’s performance as follows:

  1. Resource allocation: You may want to allocate resources such as vehicles and drivers to routes with high demand and reduce resources on routes with low demand.
  2. Pricing strategy: You may want to look to adjust pricing strategies to remain competitive and ensure profitability on high-demand routes.
  3. Network optimisation: I would need to continuously evaluate and optimise the transportation network to ensure that it is aligned with changing demand patterns.
  4. Capacity planning: Ensure that there is enough capacity to meet the increased demand on high-demand routes and adjust capacity on low-demand routes.