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