Advantages and Disadvantages of Road Transport

Road transport is a very popular mode of transport used by suppliers and businesses to deliver orders. Many transport companies provide scheduled delivery days and next day delivery services, depending upon your needs. Goods can be packed/grouped in containers which are also used for sea transportation.

Advantages

  • Cost effective
  • Fast delivery
  • Ideal for short distances, national or mainland Europe
  • Ideal for transporting perishables (eg fruit and vegetables)
  • Easy to monitor location of goods
  • Easy to communicate with driver
  • Ideal for sending by courier shortages to customers

Disadvantages

  • Transport subject to traffic delays
  • Transport subject to breakdown
  • Goods susceptible to damage through careless driving
  • Bad weather
  • Driving regulations can cause delays

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