Commercial vehicles connect people to important destinations
Commercial vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, fulfilling a huge range of functions: mini-buses, articulated buses, urban delivery vans, container trucks, ambulances and many other models. Urban buses, for example, offer freedom and mobility for all, providing us with direct access to education, health and employment. Moreover, many of our essential public services – such as postal, waste and emergencies services – are delivered by trucks and vans. Last but not least, it is important to remember that Europe’s vans, trucks and buses are the safest in the world.
Why Europe strongly depends on the commercial vehicle sector
The European economy relies on the commercial vehicle sector for two main reasons. First, the sector is one of the most important in Europe, with a yearly turnover of €70 billion. Second, road transport is the backbone of trade and commerce on the European continent. Trucks and vans deliver the goods and services we take for granted in our daily lives, carrying 75% of freight transported over land and delivering 18 billion tonnes of goods per year. Most of our daily necessities, such as fresh food from the supermarket or corner store, newspapers and magazine, electronics and appliances, clothing, and so on, depend on trucks for their distribution.