European Road Freight Transport 2019/2020 Update

European Road Freight Transport 2019/2020 Update

  • December 2019 •
  • 78 pages •
  • Report ID: 5831207 •
  • Format: PDF
As consumer and e-commerce behaviour changes, the European Road Freight market is being forced to adapt to technology and visibility demands, whilst battling with ongoing driver shortages and EU policy.  European Road Freight Transport 2019/2020 Update explores these changes, analysing the effects they are having upon the market whilst evaluating market growth and opportunities. 

The role of transport companies are changing – driver shortages, the digital logistics market landscape and market sizing are key to these changes.  Up to date analysis provides answers on these key topics.


Key questions the report answers

  • How are digital start-ups infiltrating the road freight industry? And to what effect?
  • How is the road freight market reacting to these technological advances? Are they developing their own technologies or is the solution to acquire digital start-ups?
  • Are digital start ups evolving in order to compete within the road freight market? If so, how are they evolving?
  • What is the continuing effect of Brexit on European Road Freight market growth?
  • Are there any opportunities for growth within the market? And if so, what are they?
  • What are the key issues in the driver shortage? And what are trade unions and governments doing in response?
  • Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for the driver shortage crisis?

Exclusive highlights

  • According to estimates, the European road freight industry has a driver shortage of at least 360,000 drivers. 
  • The role of transport companies is changing - in addition to providing transportation of goods, they must be able to generate data led insights about their customers' supply chains to add more value.
  • The European road freight market grew in real terms by 1.2% in the first half of 2019 year-on-year.
  • The international road freight market has shown weak growth in H1 2019.
  • The hesitance towards adopting technologies within the road freight market continues to hold back digitalisation.
  • Incumbents have already started responding to the digital challengers, mainly by acquiring digital start-ups.
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