Looking at the UK haulage industry 2016
By Dale Benton
May 17, 2020
Its National Lorry Week 2016 in the UK. The folks at Tingley Transport and Warehousing have pooled together a lovely infographic that paints the current...
It’s National Lorry Week 2016 in the UK. The folks at Tingley Transport and Warehousing have pooled together a lovely infographic that paints the current picture of the UK Haulage industry in 2016.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Road freight enterprises contribute £11.2billion to the UK economy (that’s a 19 percent increase from 2015)
- 1.65 billion tonnes of goods were lifted by HGVs in 2015
- The average length of haul for a GB registered HGV was 92 kilometres
- HGVs in 2015 travelled 18.4billion kilometeres
- 23 percent of all goods moved by GB registered HGVs was food products, which includes beverages and tobacco
- 2 percent of all goods, fall under the mystifying “unidentifiable goods” category
- 16.6 percent year on year rise in the number of drivers passing an HGV driving test