Truck movements on road have fallen
THE recent report headlined “Truck traffic tipped to increase” did not tell the full story, thus creating an entirely incorrect impression of future truck numbers moving through the suburbs covered by the newspaper.
Certainly, it is correct that some 85 per cent of containers moved through the Inner Harbour do so by truck.
However, what was not pointed out is that of these truck movements, less than 12 per cent use Port Beach Road.
The vast majority of container trucks use Tydeman Road to travel to and from industrial areas to the east of the port.
Container truck movements on Port Beach Road have actually fallen recently as the economy slows and now represents only 2 per cent of overall traffic movements on that road. Dr Fred Affleck, chairman, Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia.