In the third quarter of 2009, international road haulage rates were more than 4 percent down on last year’s third quarter. International courier services were 3.5 percent cheaper. Price drops are predominantly caused by lower fuel prices, the reduced demand as a result of the economic crisis and fierce international competition.
Price developments international road transport and courier services
Prices international tipper transport fall by most
Prices in international bulk tipper transport fell by most. Bulk tipper transport rates were nearly 9 percent lower than one year previously. International container transport rates also dropped significantly by nearly 7 percent.
Price developments international road transport by type of vehicle
Price drop national road transport less substantial
National road transport rates in the third quarter of 2009 were lower than a year ago, but, because competition on the national market was not so fierce, they fell less rapidly than on the international market. Prices in national road transport fell by nearly 2 percent. The price level for national courier services, however, was more than 1 percent higher than one year previously.
Price developments national road transport and courier services
Michel van Veen