Current situation and prospects for road freight transport
Consolidated growth in the sector
According to data from the DBK sector studies Observatory, road transport of machinery is going through an expansion phase in Spain and Portugal, closing 2016 with an estimated growth of 2.1% PT Seino Indomobil Logistics.
These data only reaffirm the good state of the sector, and confirm the positive growth trend that began in 2014, with annual increases of around 2%.
According to the predictions, we are in fortune and this annual development is wanted to continue beyond 2017, thus generating great stability and flattering prospects for all road haulage professionals. But like everything, there are pros and cons of transportation.
Contribution to economic recovery
The data also reveal that it is precisely the activities of the road transport and logistics sectors , which are contributing most to the comprehensive comeback of the economizing, greatly emanated from the crash experienced by e-commerce . In fact, the sum of the three made it possible that in 2015 the delivery of the parcel will record a growth of almost 21%, thanks to online purchases.
Logistic challenges in land transport by road
Every growth implies not only an opportunity, but also a challenge to be faced. Indeed, the main challenge facing the road freight sector has to do with the use and evolution of technological advances applicable to the sector. According to a report by the Spanish Association of Digital Economy, only 30% of parcel companies achieve the remarkable and outstanding in terms of technology.
Information has always been power and the transport sector would not be outdone. In this significance, the vehicle’s GPS Position instruments have enabled an evolutionary jump in carrier as they have allowed better working performance, obtaining greater efficiency with a significant reduction in costs. The commission of fleet supervision devices and other technological software. There will be a crucial aspect for logistics firms in the modern active environment, allowing them to have structured and updated information in real time to obtain a more agile and efficient service and a better use of the vehicle fleet.