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Bullet Point Road Freight Transport Survey:

The "National Survey of Transport of Goods by Road" provides detailed quarterly statistics on the road freight transport sector. The survey results report the amount of work done, goods carried, empty running etc by Irish registered goods vehicles and gives quarterly information on the scale and development of carriage of goods by road.

The survey is conducted under the Statistics (Road Freight) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 146 of 2016). It is published under the cover of 'Road Freight Transport Survey'. The survey is also conducted as part of an EU-wide project in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) 70/2012 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road. During the year information is collected concerning one week's transport activity for a random sample of goods vehicles. The sample is spread evenly over each week in the year.The sample data is grossed to the level of the national fleet to provide estimates for road freight transport activity by all goods vehicles in each survey quarter and year.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential in compliance with EU and national law. It will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be divulged to any other Government Department of body

The most recent results published from this survey are available here....> RFS

Click here to complete and submit your return to CSO .....> Road Freight Transport Survey

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