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European Road Freight Transport 2014

November 2014 | | ID: E13A44A2C6CEN
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A gloomy present but a brighter future ahead?

With an industry that is directly linked to national economic growth, ongoing recovery problems in parts of the Eurozone have prolonged an atmosphere of negativity in the European road freight market.

Profitability in the sector is low with average profit margins in the UK at 2.6%, Spain 1.2% , 1.9% in Italy and 1.4% in Belgium. Worryingly, these numbers are likely to be even lower when companies which have now gone out of business are taken in to account.

Although Ti estimates that the European road freight market will grow by just 1.0% and 1.5% for 2013 and 2014 respectively, the medium-term prospects to 2017 are more optimistic.

European Road Freight Transport 2014 will enable you to:
  • Find out major trends and developments in the sector and how economic development will impact on the market
  • Identify the market size and growth rates of the road freight sector in Europe for both domestic and international road freight
  • See how the market is forecast to develop to 2017
  • Understand the major flows of goods vehicles on a country-by-country basis looking at domestic, inter-regional and international trips
  • Identify the top ten largest freight operators in Europe and in all major European countries
  • Gain access to a range of useful governmental statistics, revealing the structure of the market.
There are a number of emerging trends which are likely to have an impact on the fortunes of the European Road Freight sector, including not only from technological improvements but also political, legislative and environmental developments.

One such development is the rate at which autonomous trucks are becoming a reality. Although it will be many years before drivers are eliminated completely there are a number of attainable technological advances which will increase operational efficiency in the short term. Improved safety levels, reduced trip times and less congestion as a consequence are just a few of the benefits to be gained through the development of this technology.

In terms of political change, the European market is fast becoming more liberalised. Cabotage, the right of operators from third party countries to undertake domestic movements of goods, will continue to extend throughout the Eurozone, improving the efficiency of the industry by removing empty running. However, the additional competition in an already small margin business model will see increased opposition from local hauliers.

Potential inhibitors of growth also exist in the form of increasingly stringent environmental legislation. The European Commission has expanded its scope regarding legislation related to engine emissions (Euro 5 and 6). Until recently, regulations have largely focused on Nitrogen Oxides and particulates and have been implemented from a Public Health perspective but in the future Carbon Dioxide emissions will become the likely target.


1.1 Executive Summary


2.1 Economic Drivers of the Road Freight Sector
2.2 Economic Growth and Road Freight Growth by Country
2.3 Sector Profitability by Country
2.4 Major Road Operator Profitability – Time Series
2.5 Link Between Economic Activity and Company Failure
2.6 Link Between Fuel Price and Company Failure
2.7 Link Between Fuel and Rates
2.8 European Confidence Survey
2.9 Technological Innovation – Autonomous Trucks
  2.9.1 What are the Driving Forces Behind Driverless Trucks?
  2.9.2 Legislative Barriers to Autonomous Driving
2.10 Cabotage: ‘Social Dumping’ or Economic Necessity
  2.10.1 Environmental Legislation
2.11 Major Road Freight Operator Update


3.1 Total Market Size & Growth
  3.1.1 Total Market Size by Country
  3.1.2 Total Market Forecast 2017
  3.1.3 Total Market Forecast by Country 2017
3.2 European Land Transport Providers
3.3 Domestic & International Road Transport Market
  3.3.1 Domestic Road Transport Market & Growth Domestic Road Transport Market & Growth Domestic Road Transport Market Size by Country Domestic Road Transport Market Forecast 2017 Domestic Road Transport Market Forecast by Country 2017
  3.3.2 International Road Transport Market International Road Transport Market Size and Growth International Road Transport Market Size by Country International Road Transport Market Forecast 2017 International Road Transport Market Forecast by Country 2017
3.4 Other data
  3.4.1 Volume of Transport Market
  3.4.2 Trip Distance by Weight Uplifted Trip Distance by Weight Uplifted by Country
  3.4.3 Market Weight of Goods Moved Internationally by Mode
  3.4.4 Road Transport by Type of Good Transported
  3.4.5 Road Transport by Type of Cargo (tonnes)
  3.4.6 Road Transport by Type of Cargo (tkm)
  3.4.7 Type of traffic originating in the EU, Norway and Switzerland


4.1 Data
  4.1.1 Data Methodologies
  4.1.2 Sources of Data
4.2 Measures
4.3 Time Perspectives, Graphs and Charts
4.4 Key Findings and Performance Comparisons
4.5 Freight and Trucking Industry Revenue Trends
4.6 Freight and Trucking Industry Profit Trends
4.7 Freight and Trucking Company Results
  4.7.1 Recent Performance
4.8 Freight and Trucking Company Revenues
4.9 Freight and Trucking Company Operating Profits


5.1 Logistics Providers Geographic Spread
5.2 Austria
5.3 Belgium
5.4 Czech Republic
5.5 Denmark
5.6 Finland
5.7 France
5.8 Germany
5.9 Hungary
5.10 Italy
5.11 Netherlands
5.12 Poland
5.13 Romania
5.14 Spain
5.15 Sweden
5.16 Switzerland
5.17 United Kingdom


6.1 Logistics Provider Service Audit
6.2 Dachser
  6.2.1 Finances
  6.2.2 Developments
6.3 DB Schenker Logistics
  6.3.1 Finances
  6.3.2 Developments
6.4 DHL Freight
  6.4.1 Finances
  6.4.2 Developments
6.5 DSV
  6.5.1 Finances
  6.5.2 Developments
  6.6.1 Finances
  6.6.2 Developments
6.7 Kuehne + Nagel
  6.7.1 Finances
  6.7.2 Developments
6.8 Norbert Dentressangle
  6.8.1 Finances
  6.8.2 Developments
6.9 Rhenus
  6.9.1 Finances
  6.9.2 Developments
6.10 SNCF Geodis
  6.10.1 Finances
  6.10.2 Developments
6.11 TNT Express
  6.11.1 Finances
  6.11.2 Developments

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