Currently, 80% of freight transport is carried out by road. Food, cereal, animal, industrial, chemical, furniture, dangerous goods, can be transported on pallets, big-bags, bulk, tippers, or by container. Goods can also be transported by refrigerated truck for goods that require temperature control. Express parcel transport or express delivery within 24-hours in case of emergency can also be offered to never break the Supply Chain. Exceptional transport makes it possible to deliver oversized goods such as agricultural vehicles or boats.
It is possible to rent chassis and containers (complete or in groupage), semi-trailers, tanks, skips, refrigerated vans, Tautliner.
France is an ideal transit territory because the country is located in the centre of Europe. Transport and logistics companies deliver all over Europe thanks to international truck drivers. They offer handling, loading, storage, unloading and delivery services to or from the warehouse. Freight forwarders and forwarders also provide road transport by subcontracting in multimodal transport. Road freight remains the main mode of transport preferred to rail, inland waterway and air freight, despite the many projects developed to promote them. Piggyback transport allows the goods to be transferred from the truck to the rail. Trade has developed internationally over the years. The number of exchanges has increased by a factor of 1,000 in 150 years.
Gas emissions have increased by 26% in the road freight sector in 10 years. Road freight increased by 38% between 1995 and 2005. There has been a strong development of the road network through roads and road infrastructure. Road transport is considered reliable, flexible, profitable and competitive. 55% of freight journeys transported by road have a nearby final destination (less than 200km).
The transport sector is the main sector of oil consumption.
CMR is a convention relating to the contract for the international carriage of goods by road. It rules the terms of the contract of carriage in a uniform manner through the documents used, such as the international consignment note. The shipper provides a documentary bundle of the goods which the carrier will hand deliver to the customer upon delivery. The carrier is liable for the total or partial loss or damage that occurs between the time of taking over the goods and the time of delivery, as well as for delay in delivery.