Trucks or Trucking feeds the economy.
85% of everything we buy, eat, wear and use is moved by a UK-registered truck.
The UK moves more goods by road than any other European country.
It’s hardly surprising then that the road transport industry is one of the country’s key industries, employing over half a million people and making a major contribution to the economy.
The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £82 billion turnover and £20.2 billion value added.
With approximately 186,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 856,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 12.0% of total UK export of goods and invests £3.65 billion each year in automotive research and development.
Ultimately, it’s hard to put a number on just how much the logistics sector contributes to the economy, because its impact reaches far beyond the industry’s own employment and financial contributions to the economy.
Specifically, if it weren’t for trucks, most of the country’s businesses wouldn’t be able to operate, delivering goods to businesses that can then make money thanks to those deliveries - is the industry’s most important contribution to the country’s economic well-being.
In other words, the trucking sector is not going anywhere.