United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2028

The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market is segmented by End User ( Agriculture, Fishing And Forestry, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil And Gas, Mining And Quarrying, Wholesale And Retail Trade, Others ) , by Destination ( Domestic, International ) , by Truckload Specification ( Full Truckload, Less Than Truckload ) , by Containerization ( Containerized, Non- Containerized ) , by Distance ( Long Haul, Short Haul ) , by Product Type ( Liquid Goods, Solid Goods ) and by Temperature Control ( Controlled, Non-Controlled )

Market Snapshot

https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2016 - 2028
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/base%20year/1629296433432_test~base_year_base_year.svg Base Year: 2021
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by End User: Wholesale and Retail Trade
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by End User: Construction
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 2.16 %

MAJOR PLAYERS

Key Players

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Market Overview

The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market stood at 45.12 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 2.16% to reach 51.28 billion USD in 2028.

  • Largest Segment by Distance - Long Haul : The long-haul segment garnered the highest market share in the UK road freight transport market due to government initiatives to increase infrastructure developments and facilitate the growth of cross-border trucking.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Solid Goods : Solid goods dominate the product type segment in the United Kingdom over liquid goods. Construction, textile and apparel, machinery and equipment, electronics, automobiles, and other industries are included in the solid goods category.
  • Largest Segment by End User - Wholesale and Retail Trade : The United Kingdom has the most advanced e-commerce market in Europe. With the most lucrative e-commerce market across the country, the United Kingdom's wholesale and retail trade sector also leads the road freight transport market.
  • Fastest Growing Segment by TruckLoad Specification - Less than Truckload : Less-than truckload is the fastest-growing segment in the UK road freight transport market, as 85% of the domestic freight moved in the country is transported on roads.

Scope of the Report

Agriculture, Fishing And Forestry, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil And Gas, Mining And Quarrying, Wholesale And Retail Trade, Others are covered as segments by End User. Domestic, International are covered as segments by Destination. Full Truckload, Less Than Truckload are covered as segments by Truckload Specification. Containerized, Non- Containerized are covered as segments by Containerization. Long Haul, Short Haul are covered as segments by Distance. Liquid Goods, Solid Goods are covered as segments by Product Type. Controlled, Non-Controlled are covered as segments by Temperature Control.
End User
Agriculture, Fishing And Forestry
Construction
Manufacturing
Oil And Gas, Mining And Quarrying
Wholesale And Retail Trade
Others
Destination
Domestic
International
Truckload Specification
Full Truckload
Less Than Truckload
Containerization
Containerized
Non- Containerized
Distance
Long Haul
Short Haul
Product Type
Liquid Goods
Solid Goods
Temperature Control
Controlled
Non-Controlled

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Key Market Trends

Wholesale and Retail Trade is the largest segment by End User.

  • The Gross Value Added (GVA) of the UK manufacturing industry amounted to approximately GBP 194 billion (USD 261.69 billion) in 2021, up from GBP 182.3 (USD 247.51 billion) in 2020. In 2021, the manufacturing industry had approximately 270 thousand business enterprises in the United Kingdom, 5,353 of which were large enterprises employing 500 or more people.
  • E-commerce revenue in the United Kingdom is expected to grow to reach USD 119.1 billion in 2025. In 2020, the e-commerce revenue from the sales of fashion products like apparel and bags increased by over USD 5 billion to around USD 33.5 billion, the third consecutive increase since 2017. This increasing trend may continue, and e-commerce revenue from sales in the fashion market may reach USD 49.5 billion by 2025.
  • Consumers in the United Kingdom spent approximately GBP 12 billion (USD 16.29 billion) on pharmaceutical products in 2020. Since 2012, consumer spending in this market has more than doubled and increased YoY in the provided time interval. In 2020, the country imported over GBP 4.5 billion (USD 6.10 billion) worth of pharmaceutical products from the Netherlands. Thus, the Netherlands had the highest value of pharmaceutical products imported into the United Kingdom, followed by Germany and Belgium.

Competitive Landscape

The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 15.36%. The major players in this market are Deutsche Post DHL Group, FedEx, Turners (Soham) Limited, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Wincanton PLC (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

  1. Deutsche Post DHL Group

  2. FedEx

  3. Turners (Soham) Limited

  4. United Parcel Service (UPS)

  5. Wincanton PLC

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Market Developments

  • May 2022: In September 2021, FedEx collaborated with Aurora and Paccar to test autonomous linehaul technology. Following this collaboration, in May 2022, Aurora expanded the autonomous freight pilot with FedEx in Texas.
  • May 2022: The company has announced it has been awarded a new five-year contract with luxury lifestyle retailer, The White Company.
  • May 2022: Maersk completed the acquisition of Pilot Freight Services, a US-based international and domestic supply chain provider with cross-border solutions, in Canada and Mexico.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. 2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 3. INTRODUCTION

    1. 3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 3.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 3.3 Research Methodology

  4. 4. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 4.1 GDP Distribution By Economic Activity

    2. 4.2 GDP Growth By Economic Activity

    3. 4.3 Wholesale Price Inflation

    4. 4.4 Economic Performance And Profile

    5. 4.5 Transport And Storage Sector GDP

    6. 4.6 Logistics Performance

    7. 4.7 Modal Share Of Freight Transport Sector

    8. 4.8 Length Of Roads

    9. 4.9 Export Trends

    10. 4.10 Import Trends

    11. 4.11 Fuel Pricing Trends

    12. 4.12 Trucking Operational Costs

    13. 4.13 Trucking Fleet Size By Type

    14. 4.14 Major Truck Suppliers

    15. 4.15 Road Freight Tonnage Trends

    16. 4.16 Road Freight Pricing Trends

    17. 4.17 Regulatory Framework

    18. 4.18 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 End User

      1. 5.1.1 Agriculture, Fishing And Forestry

      2. 5.1.2 Construction

      3. 5.1.3 Manufacturing

      4. 5.1.4 Oil And Gas, Mining And Quarrying

      5. 5.1.5 Wholesale And Retail Trade

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 Destination

      1. 5.2.1 Domestic

      2. 5.2.2 International

    3. 5.3 Truckload Specification

      1. 5.3.1 Full Truckload

      2. 5.3.2 Less Than Truckload

    4. 5.4 Containerization

      1. 5.4.1 Containerized

      2. 5.4.2 Non- Containerized

    5. 5.5 Distance

      1. 5.5.1 Long Haul

      2. 5.5.2 Short Haul

    6. 5.6 Product Type

      1. 5.6.1 Liquid Goods

      2. 5.6.2 Solid Goods

    7. 5.7 Temperature Control

      1. 5.7.1 Controlled

      2. 5.7.2 Non-Controlled

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Landscape

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Dachser

      2. 6.4.2 DB Schenker

      3. 6.4.3 Deutsche Post DHL Group

      4. 6.4.4 DSV

      5. 6.4.5 FedEx

      6. 6.4.6 Fowler Welch

      7. 6.4.7 Gist Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Gregory Distribution (Holdings)

      9. 6.4.9 Howard Tenens

      10. 6.4.10 Hoyer Petrolog UK

      11. 6.4.11 Kinaxia Logistics Limited

      12. 6.4.12 Maersk

      13. 6.4.13 Ryder Systems

      14. 6.4.14 Turners (Soham) Limited

      15. 6.4.15 United Parcel Service (UPS)

      16. 6.4.16 W H Malcolm Ltd

      17. 6.4.17 Wincanton PLC

  7. 7. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR ROAD FREIGHT CEOS

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 Global Logistics Market Overview

      1. 8.1.1 Overview

      2. 8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 8.1.4 Market Dynamics (Market Drivers, Restraints & Opportunities)

    2. 8.2 Sources & References

    3. 8.3 List of Tables & Figures

    4. 8.4 Primary Insights

    5. 8.5 Data Pack

    6. 8.6 Glossary of Terms

    7. 8.7 Currency Exchange Rate

List of Tables & Figures

    Figure 1:  

    DISTRIBUTION OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 2:  

    GROWTH OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, UNITED KINGDOM, CAGR %, 2016 – 2021

    Figure 3:  

    WHOLESALE PRICE INFLATION RATE, UNITED KINGDOM, PERCENTAGE (%), 2016 – 2021

    Figure 4:  

    TRENDS IN E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY, UNITED KINGDOM, VALUE, USD, 2016 – 2021

    Figure 5:  

    TRENDS IN E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY BY SECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 6:  

    TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, UNITED KINGDOM, VALUE, USD, 2016 – 2021

    Figure 7:  

    TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY BY SECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 8:  

    TRANSPORT AND STORAGE SECTOR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, UNITED KINGDOM, VALUE, USD, 2016 – 2021

    Figure 9:  

    TRANSPORT AND STORAGE SECTOR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2016 – 2021

    Figure 10:  

    LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, RANK, 2010 – 2018

    Figure 11:  

    MODAL SHARE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT SECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, BY VOLUME (TONS), SHARE%, 2021

    Figure 12:  

    LENGTH OF ROADS BY TYPE OF SURFACE, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 13:  

    LENGTH OF ROADS BY TYPE OF ROAD, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 14:  

    VALUE OF EXPORTS, UNITED KINGDOM, USD, 2016-2021

    Figure 15:  

    VALUE OF IMPORTS, UNITED KINGDOM, USD, 2016-2021

    Figure 16:  

    FUEL PRICE BY TYPE OF FUEL, UNITED KINGDOM, USD PER LITRE, 2016-2021

    Figure 17:  

    TRUCKING OPERATIONAL COSTS, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 18:  

    TRUCKING FLEET SIZE BY TYPE, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 19:  

    MAJOR TRUCK SUPPLIER BRANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, SHARE %, 2021

    Figure 20:  

    ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT LOAD PICKED, UNITED KINGDOM, TONS, 2016-2028

    Figure 21:  

    ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT RATES, UNITED KINGDOM, USD/TON-KM, 2016-2021

    Figure 22:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 23:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 24:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY END USER, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 25:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY END USER, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 26:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY END USER, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 27:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, AGRICULTURE, FISHING AND FORESTRY, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 28:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, AGRICULTURE, FISHING AND FORESTRY, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 29:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY DESTINATION, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 30:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, CONSTRUCTION, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 31:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, CONSTRUCTION, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 32:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY DESTINATION, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 33:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, MANUFACTURING, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 34:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, MANUFACTURING, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 35:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY DESTINATION, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 36:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, OIL AND GAS, MINING AND QUARRYING, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 37:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, OIL AND GAS, MINING AND QUARRYING, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 38:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY DESTINATION, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 39:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 40:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 41:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY DESTINATION, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 42:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, OTHERS, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 43:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, OTHERS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 44:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY DESTINATION, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 45:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY DESTINATION, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 46:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY DESTINATION, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 47:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY DESTINATION, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 48:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, DOMESTIC, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 49:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, DOMESTIC, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 50:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY END USER, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 51:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, INTERNATIONAL, VOLUME, TON-KM, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 52:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, INTERNATIONAL, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 53:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), BY END USER, 2021 - 2028

    Figure 54:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY TRUCKLOAD SPECIFICATION, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 55:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY TRUCKLOAD SPECIFICATION, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 56:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, FULL TRUCKLOAD, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 57:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 58:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY CONTAINERIZATION, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 59:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY CONTAINERIZATION, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 60:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, CONTAINERIZED, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 61:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, NON- CONTAINERIZED, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 62:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY DISTANCE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 63:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY DISTANCE, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 64:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, LONG HAUL, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 65:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHORT HAUL, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 66:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 67:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 68:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, LIQUID GOODS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 69:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SOLID GOODS, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 70:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, BY TEMPERATURE CONTROL, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 71:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, SHARE(%), VALUE, BY TEMPERATURE CONTROL, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 72:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, CONTROLLED, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 73:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, NON-CONTROLLED, VALUE, USD, 2016 - 2028

    Figure 74:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 75:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 76:  

    UNITED KINGDOM ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2021

Market Definition

  • CABOTAGE - Road transport by a motor vehicle registered in a country performed on the national territory of another country.
  • CONTAINERIZATION - Road freight transport in the form of containerized as well as non-containerized road freight transport is considered in the study.
  • CONTAINERIZED CARGO - Containerized cargo means general goods, commodities or wares that are shipped in non-dContainerized cargo means general goods, commodities or wares that are shipped in non-disposable, reusable, commercial sized shipping containersisposable, reusable, commercial sized shipping containers
  • CROSS TRADE - International road transport between two different countries performed by a road motor vehicle registered in a third country. A third country is a country other than the country of loading/embarkation and than the country of unloading/disembarkation.
  • DISTANCE TYPES - Both long haul and short haul road freight transport markets are considered in the study.
  • DOMESTIC ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT - Domestic Road Freight Transportation includes all the freight activity within the country comprising both inter-state and intra state fright flows
  • END USER - Road Freight Transport market is analyzed based on the major end users viz. Oil & Gas, Mining & Quarrying, Construction, Manufacturing,Wholesale & Retail Trade, Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry among other end users
  • FULL TRUCKLOAD - Full Truckload shipping is the movement of large amounts of homogeneous cargo, generally the amount necessary to fill an entire semi-trailer or intermodal container. A Full truckload carrier is a trucking company that generally contracts an entire trailer-load to a single customer.
  • INTERNATIONAL ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT - International road freight transport refers to the cross-border transportation or flow of freight across international borders.
  • LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD - LTL refers to “Less-than-Truck Load”, a mode of freight transport that offers flexible options when the amount of cargo needing to be moved does not fill a full truck load (FTL) but is too large or heavy for parcel shipping.
  • LIQUID GOODS - Liquid Goods include all goods which are liquid in nature (crude petroleum, oil, gasoline, liquid fertilizers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to name a few)
  • LONG HAUL ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT - Long-distance trucking (Long Haul) establishments carry goods between metropolitan areas or cross border. (greater than or equal to 100 miles)
  • NON- CONTAINERIZED CARGO - Non-Containerised Cargo refers to goods shipped in pieces separately without the use of a container. These goods are shipped in crates, bags, boxes, drums, barrels and they are extremely large in sizes/dimensions.
  • PRODUCT TYPES - Both solid and liquid goods are considered in terms of the type of products transported, in the study.
  • ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT - Hiring a trucking agency for transport of commodities (raw materials or manufactured goods including both solids and liquids) form the origin to a destination within the country (domestic) or cross-border (international) constitutes road freight transport market. The service might be Full-Truck-Load or Less than-Truck-Load, containerized or non-containerized, temperature controlled or non temperature controlled, short haul or long haul.
  • SHORT HAUL ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT - Local trucking (Short Haul) establishments primarily carry goods within a single metropolitan area and its adjacent nonurban areas. (upto 99 miles)
  • SOLID GOODS - Solid Goods include all goods which are solid in nature (coal, building stone, gravel, motorized vehicles, electronics, machinery to name a few)
  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL - Temperature controlled as well as non-temperature-controlled transport of freight through road, is considered in the scope of the study
  • TRUCKLOAD SPECIFICATION - For the purpose of this study, both less-than truckload and full-truckload road freight markets are taken into consideration.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market market is studied from 2016 - 2028.

The United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market stood at 45.12 billion USD in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 2.16% to reach 51.28 billion USD in 2028.

The long-haul segment garnered the highest market share in the UK road freight transport market due to government initiatives to increase infrastructure developments and facilitate the growth of cross-border trucking.

Solid goods dominate the product type segment in the United Kingdom over liquid goods. Construction, textile and apparel, machinery and equipment, electronics, automobiles, and other industries are included in the solid goods category.

The United Kingdom has the most advanced e-commerce market in Europe. With the most lucrative e-commerce market across the country, the United Kingdom's wholesale and retail trade sector also leads the road freight transport market.

Less-than truckload is the fastest-growing segment in the UK road freight transport market, as 85% of the domestic freight moved in the country is transported on roads.

Deutsche Post DHL Group,FedEx,Turners (Soham) Limited,United Parcel Service (UPS) and Wincanton PLC. are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Road Freight Transport Market.