On the right track: Industry revenue is forecast to grow due to increasing freight volumes

The Freight Road Transport industry operates the most extensive transport network of all freight modes, providing much-needed flexibility and the convenience of door-to-door delivery. According to the latest data from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTaS), in Ireland 72.4% of all goods are moved by road, with 27.2% transported by water, 0.3% by rail and a mere 0.1% by air. The industry is highly competitive and fragmented, with no single company holding a market share greater than 5%.The industry has encountered mixed conditions over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased investment in the Irish road network is expected to benefit operators in the future
  • The government's Diesel Rebate Scheme has helped limit profit fluctuations over the past five years
  • Trade barriers once Britain leaves the European Union could pose problems for operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Dublin is the region where most of the journeys made by operators originate, accounting for approximately 32.7% of all transport activity, as measured by tonne-kilometres. Kuehne + Nagel (Ireland) Ltd, the industry's largest player, has operations here, as do Schenker (Ireland) Ltd, DHL Supply Chain (Ireland) Ltd and Wincanton Ireland Ltd. Other important points of origin for industry activity are the South-West, accounting for 15% of tonne-kilometres, and the South-East, accounting for 11.2%...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Freight Road Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Freight Road Transport Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Real effective exchange rate in the Freight Road Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Freight Road Transport in Ireland Industry?

    Industry firms transport freight by road. This includes bulk, stock and heavy haulage; refrigerated and liquid haulage; and the transport of cars, waste and waste materials. Packing and the operation of freight terminals are not covered by the industry. Courier activities are also not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • National journeys by rigid lorry
  • International journeys by rigid lorry
  • National journeys by articulated lorry
  • International journeys by articulated lorry
  • Industry Activities
  • Transporting bulk, stock and heavy haulage by road
  • Transporting refrigerated and liquid haulage by road
  • Transporting cars, waste and waste materials by road
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Business sentiment index
  • Fuel prices
  • Real personal consumption expenditure

  • Current Performance
    Driver shortageFuel costsThe road network
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Around BritainImproving the road network
  • Table: Freight Road Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Freight Road Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Building Project Development in Ireland
  • Freight Forwarding & Customs Agents in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair in Ireland
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • National journeys by articulated lorry
  • International journeys by articulated lorry
  • National journeys by rigid lorry
  • International journeys by rigid lorry
  • Chart: Freight Road Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Import and export work
  • Other
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Construction industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Freight Road Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Freight Road Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Freight Road Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Freight Road Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Freight Road Transport Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Gross Weight
  • The total loaded weight of a vehicle.
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle (Hgv)
  • A freight vehicle that weighs more than 3.5 tonnes.
  • Tail Swing
  • The distance between the rear axle and the rear of the vehicle.
  • Telematics
  • The integrated use of telecommunications and information processing to measure and send data.
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