Freight on road
Why EU shippers prefer truck to train - Study
This is an assessment of the influences on the transport mode choice of shippers in the EU, highlighting why they often prefer road to rail. Drawing on the analysis of long-term trends of freight transport, a number of national case studies (Germany, Poland, France, Italy and Spain) and interviews with industry actors, the study investigates the main underlying factors driving freight mode choice. The concluding chapter provides recommendations on the key elements of an effective strategy to incentivise the use of rail, building on the lessons learnt from previous policy experience.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the Union Themes: Transport
- Subject: carriage of goods, commercial vehicle, France, freight rate, Germany, Italy, mode of transport, Poland, rail transport, road transport, Spain, transport policy