This research identified eight freight indicators which can be used to understand the performance of the freight sector.
The use of indicators in the freight sector is a substitute for ‘perfect information’ and while technological developments and improvements in the capture and synthesis of data may get us closer to this state, the freight sector is not yet at this point.
The proposed suite of freight indicators were identified through desktop analysis combined with broad stakeholder consultations and a clear focus on the mutual issues that ‘matter’.
It is hoped that by focusing on mutual issues of interest, these indicators will endure inevitable changes in policies, technology and market dynamics.
This durability will ultimately enable trends to be tracked and monitored over time and give the sector one source of the truth.
This report highlights a range of potential areas for further research and suggests a number of next steps to refine and formalise the findings of the research.
Keywords: asset condition, freight, freight indicators, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, human capital, indicators, multi-m