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Freight Road Transport in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Freight Road Transport Market Research Report | SIC H49.410 | Oct 2016

Heavy lifters: Road transport accounts for the majority of goods carried, supporting growth

IBISWorld’s Freight Road Transport market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
DHL Supply Chain Ltd DHL Supply Chain Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Freight Road Transport industry operates the most extensive transport network of all freight modes, providing much-needed flexibility and the convenience of door-to-door delivery. The industry has historically offered faster and more reliable delivery times and less damage to goods than other freight methods. According to the latest data from the Department for Transport, road transport accounted for 74% of all goods moved in the United Kingdom in 2014. The industry is highly competitive and fragmented, with only one company, DHL Supply Chain, accounting for a market share greater than 5%.

The industry has encountered mixed conditions over the past five years. Demand for industry services plummeted before the start of the period but has been slowly recovering since... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of freight road transport establishments across the United Kingdom is largely determined by the accessibility to major logistics routes and trade terminals. The distribution of the population also has some influence on the proportion of businesses in a region.

The West and East Midlands

The Midlands hold 28.7% of industry establishments, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The East Midlands contains an estimated 15% of establishments and the West Midlands a further 13.7%. The Midlands offer road freight operators a number of advantages for distribution. Using the M42, M1 and M6 motorways, drivers can reach almost 90% of the population within four hours. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Freight Road Transport Industry?

Industry firms transport freight by road. This includes bulk, stock and heavy haulage; refrigerated and liquid haulage; and the transport of cars, waste and waste materials. Packing and the operation of freight terminals are not covered by the industry. Courier activities are also not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Transport by articulated lorryTransport by rigid lorryTransport by light goods vehicleTransport by specialised vehicle
Industry Activities
Transporting freight by roadHiring lorries with drivers

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