UK road freight market shows signs of improvement

The UK road transport market is showing signs of improvement according to new findings from Teleroute, a leading pan-European company providing electronic solutions for the transport and logistics industry. Statistics have shown that there has been a 124% increase in available domestic freight since the beginning of the year.

Since February 2009 Teleroute's statistics show a rise of 54% in overall freight in the Teleroute freight exchange for the UK market for both domestic and international loads. 

Mark Appels, area manager for North Europe at Teleroute, said: "The UK domestic market has taken a real battering but this growth in availability is a great sign and we expect to see a further shift in focus by UK hauliers towards the domestic market to retain and stimulate new business."

In addition, statistics from Teleroute on the import/export levels of the international freight market show a 25% increase in the UK spot-freight market being exported from the UK to France, Benelux Germany and Spain over the last 6 months.

Richard Potts, a transport manager for UK based haulier Marsh Transport commented: "There is no denying that the market is tough both in the UK and across Europe. But there are opportunities out there if you look for them in the right place and your business adapts to take advantage of them."

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