More efficient freight transport and circulation on motorways

The Netherlands is a transport country and a large part of freight transport is done via the roads. A disadvantage of this is that the roads are therefore becoming ever fuller and traffic jams arise.

The central government has taken a number of measures to promote circulation on the motorways, such as establishing overtaking bans for trucks during peak hours. Furthermore, alongside road transport, the transport sector can also make use of freight transport by water or rail or a combination thereof.

Supply chain management

The central government wants the transport sector to organise freight transport more efficiently. For example, by transporting goods (partly) by train or by inland navigation vessels. Intelligent combinations of freight transport by road, rail and over the water can also ensure fewer unnecessary truck journeys on the roads.

The government is stimulating supply chain management. In practice, supply chain management concerns everything that has to do with the planning and execution of goods flows.

Measures that should ensure that the transport sector can offer more high-value services around freight transport without overloading the living environment and the road network are focused on energy savings for trucks and sustainable logistics.

Supplying cities and shops

Freight transport is essential for supplying shops in cities and villages. Because freight transport by lorry is usually not a (good) alternative, municipalities and businesses must join forces to make the supply of shops more efficient. This can be done in various ways, for example, by collecting goods on the edge of the city and subsequently taking them to the shops in a single lorry. Thus, the suppliers do not need to take their own lorries into the city centre.