Glossary:Road freight transport

National road freight transport is defined as road transport between two places (a place of loading and a place of unloading) located in the same country by a vehicle registered in that country.

International road freight transport is defined as the transport by road between two places (a place of loading and a place of unloading) in two different countries irrespective of the country in which the vehicle is registered. It is composed of 4 categories:

  • International loaded: Place of loading of goods in reporting country (i.e. country in which the vehicle performing the transport is registered) and place of unloading in a different country.
  • International unloaded: Place of unloading of goods in reporting country (i.e. country in which the vehicle performing the transport is registered) and place of loading in a different country.
  • Cross-trade
  • Cabotage

Total international transport – loaded, unloaded, cross-trade and cabotage - includes transport reported by hauliers registered in reporting countries performed, completely or partially, outside these countries. Transport undertaken by hauliers registered in other countries is not included.

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