Road freight transport in EU

Transport statistics at regional level

Roads are by far the most common transport mode in the EU for passenger and inland freight transport. Policy objectives for road transport include, among other issues: ensuring mobility on an ever more congested road network; reducing road fatalities; lowering air pollution (emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants) and the carbon footprint to which road transport contributes; decreasing the reliance on fossil fuel use and promoting the use of electric vehicles; reviewing the working conditions of professional drivers.

The road freight transport sector plays an essential role in transport markets and is an important component of modern economic systems, providing services that connect producers, traders and consumers. This became particularly apparent with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, as there was a shortage of supply for some goods, while an increasing proportion of consumers shopped online and received deliveries at home.

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