The Challenges and Opportunities for Road Freight Transport

  • Edvardas Liachovičius
  • Viktor SkrickijEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


In this paper, the external factors beyond the area of influence of the European Union (EU) road freight transport, which may have a direct/indirect effect on current and future activities and procedures are under review. The outcome of this investigation is the review of challenges and opportunities that road freight transport sector encounters. Four main tendencies were identified: the proliferation of electronic business, driver shortage problem, market digitalisation, the shift from road transport to rail. These industry trends are identified and described, considering political, legal, economic, social, technological and environmental factors.


Road freight transport Challenges Strategies and trends SWOT analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Girteka LogisticsVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Faculty of Transport EngineeringVilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityVilniusLithuania

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