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Road Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

About Road Freight Transportation

The transportation of goods from one place to another overland by carriers such as trucks and trailers is known as road freight transportation. Road freight transport is an important activity of a region or country. Goods such as food and beverages, metals, agricultural products, dangerous goods, and others are transferred to the desired location.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the road freight transportation market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 2.68% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the road freight transportation market in Europe for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors that provide road transportation of various goods such as food and beverages, agricultural goods, metals, dangerous goods, and others. The “others” type of goods include textile products, machinery equipment, furniture, municipal or other wastes, mails or parcels, household electronics equipment, and paper and-paper related products.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Other countries
Technavio's report, Road Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • DB Schenker
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • DSV
  • Kuehne + Nagel
Other prominent vendors
  • Alkom-Trans
  • CLA UK
  • DACHSER SE
  • DAN-CZECH SPECIALTRANSPORT
  • FERCAM
  • First European Logistics
  • FM Logistic
  • Gondrand Group
  • HPT
  • Huktra NV
  • Imperial Logistics International
  • Ital Logistics
  • KLG Europe
Market driver
  • Road freight, an integral part of intermodal transportation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Competitive pricing and higher operational costs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing popularity of RFID tags
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Road Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the road freight transportation market in Europe: DB Schenker, Deutsche Post DHL Group, DSV, and Kuehne + Nagel.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alkom-Trans, CLA UK, DACHSER SE, DAN-CZECH SPECIALTRANSPORT, FERCAM, First European Logistics, FM Logistic, Gondrand Group, HPT, Huktra NV, Imperial Logistics International, Ital Logistics, and KLG Europe.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing popularity of RFID tags. Electromagnetic fields are used to automatically identify objects that are attached to radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The information such as cargo details, and date and time stamp are stored electronically in it. RFID tags have found quite a few applications in the field of transportations.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Road freight, an integral part of intermodal transportation. Intermodal transportation means the use of various modes of transportation for shipping a single or multiple shipments from the same source. Roads are used to transfer the shipments to either rail or sea terminals as they may not be directly connected to the shipper. The intermodal transportation is dominated by the rail–road segment. This is because not all the ports or cities are accessible through the water channels. However, it is noticed that the road–water intermodal freight transportation is increasingly gaining popularity globally.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Competitive pricing and higher operational costs. Operational costs are constantly changing because of the volatility in prices of crude oil. As freight companies are under contract, they cannot pass on the changes in the fuel prices to their customers. In addition, while renewing contracts, customers of the freight service providers negotiate for lower prices. There has been an increase in the demand for value-added services and specialized professional supply chain solutions. Road freight carriers are increasingly becoming competitive in terms of pricing their services. This has decreased the profitability of companies in the road freight business.

Companies Mentioned

DB Schenker, Deutsche Post DHL Group, DSV, Kuehne + Nagel, Alkom-Trans, CLA UK, DACHSER SE, DAN-CZECH SPECIALTRANSPORT, FERCAM, First European Logistics, FM Logistic, Gondrand Group, HPT, Huktra NV, Imperial Logistics International, Ital Logistics, and KLG Europe.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Market share of various modes of freight transport in 2016 for Europe (%)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Road Freight Transportation in Europe: Market Segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe 2017-2021 (in billion tkm)
      • Table GDP of EU 2011-2015 ($ trillions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type of goods
    • Road freight transportation market by type of goods
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by type of goods 2016-2021 (%)
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by type of goods 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Growth rate of road freight transportation market in Europe by type of goods 2016-2021 (%)
    • Road freight transportation market in Europe by food and beverages products
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by food and beverages products 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Population growth rate of Europe 2012-2016 (%)
    • Road freight transportation market in Europe by metals
      • Table Metals transported via road freight transportation
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by metals 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Global market share of industries using steel using in 2016 (%)
    • Road freight transportation market in Europe by agricultural products
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by agriculture product type 2016 –2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Production of the cereals across EU 2011-2016 (thousand tons)
    • Road freight transportation market in Europe by dangerous goods
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by dangerous goods 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Market share of various dangerous goods in 2016 (%)
    • Road freight transportation market in Europe by others
      • Table Products considered under others category
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by others 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
  • Market segmentation by countries
    • Road freight transportation market in Europe by countries
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Europe by countries 2016-2021 (%)
      • Table Growth rate of road freight transportation market in Europe by countries 2016-2021(%)
      • Table Market volume of road freight transportation market in Europe by countries 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
    • Road freight transportation market in Germany
      • Table Segmentation of sales of food and beverages in Germany 2016 (%)
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Germany by market volume 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
    • Road freight transportation market in Spain
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Spain by market volume 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Industrial production growth rate in Spain 2013-2016 (%)
    • Road freight transportation market in Poland
      • Table Road freight transportation market in Poland by market volume 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table Exports of Poland 2011-2015 at constant 2010 $ value ($ billions)
      • Table GDP growth rate of Poland 2011-2015 (%)
    • Road freight transportation market in UK
      • Table Road freight transportation market in UK by market volume 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
      • Table HFCE growth rate in UK 2012-2015 (%)
      • Table GDP growth rate of UK 2011-2015 (%)
    • Road freight transportation in other countries
      • Table Road freight transportation market in other countries by market volume 2016-2021 (billion tkm)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Segmentation of operating cost of trucking industry 2016 (%)
      • Table Growth rate of oil prices 2012-2016 (%)
      • Table GDP growth rate of Europe 2013-2016 (%)
      • Table Advantages of intermodal transportation
    • Market challenges
      • Table CO2 emissions per ton-kilometer in 2016 in EU
  • Market trends
    • Increasing popularity of RFID tags
    • Growing need for clean energy
    • Rising popularity of driverless trucks
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • DB Schenker
    • Deutsche Post DHL Group
    • DSV
      • Table Revenue generation by multiple business segments 2015-2016 (%)
      • Table Revenue generation through different geographic regions 2015-2016 (%)
    • Kuehne + Nagel
      • Table Revenue generation by geographic region (%)
      • Table Segment wise generation of turnover 2016 (%)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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