The TimoCom freight exchange publishes an overview of the freight to vehicle ratio every quarter based oh their TimoCom transport barometer and the first quarter this year have shown a freight volume higher than in the last three years. Only in 2011 was the total freight volume bigger.
The freight share decreased in February, but taking a closer look TimoCom’s transport barometer shows a freight to vehicle ratio of 33:67. But the absolute numbers in Europe’s biggest transport platform TC Truck&Cargo® indicate that in the first two months of the year over 700,000 more freight offers were published than in the same period of the year before. At the same time the number of vehicle offers decreased. “We believe the reason for this high level of utilisation is the overall positive economic development in Europe,” states TimoCom Chief Representative Marcel Frings confirms.
The freight to vehicle ratio of 42:58 in March reinforces this, and Marcel Frings expects a further increase: “The second quarter will be booming. That much is clear. The barbecue and gardening season starts off with lovely spring weather and the Easter holidays brought many European countries short working weeks. These traditionally strong weeks continue into May, which means that we can expect a higher freight volume in at least two out of the three months in this second quarter.”