In Turkey, 90% of freight transportation is done by road. As of 2023, there are around 930 thousand trucks with a tonnage of 16 tons and above on our roads. Approximately 550 thousand of them carry commercial freight.
Of the trucks carrying commercial freight, 85% are privately owned trucks. Around 460 thousand trucks/TIRs belong to individuals. According to TIRPORT 2023Q1 data, a truck load averages 436 km. is on its way. The average freight cost hovers between 12,500-13 thousand TL.
The number of SRC-certified truckers qualified to carry commercial cargo in Turkey is 1.2 million.
The Most Striking Issue Not Well Known to the Public
In Turkey, where an average of 460 thousand trucks are loaded daily, the volume of “contracted transportation” undertaken by logistics companies is only around 150 thousand trucks per day. Contract logistics volume has been on a downward trend for 3 years. 300,000 trucks a day of FTL transportation takes place entirely on the spot. There are nearly 8 thousand large and small logistics companies engaged in contract logistics. They do not have 10% of their own trucks in their fleet. Most of them have a self-owned ratio of less than 5%. Turkey’s 15 largest logistics companies have a 6% share of the total daily transportation market. The market is highly decentralized.
Contract logistics of yesteryear is transforming into a new dimension with the introduction of digital technologies and powerful digital forwarders such as TIRPORT and TruKKer. With more than 110 thousand member truckers, TIRPORT provides tracking and real-time, location-based reporting services for more than 4,500 transportations daily. DSV – Global Transport and Logistics supplies trucks to forwarders such as DB Schenker and serves as a traceability and personal logistics solution partner to many groups such as Henkel, HeidelbergCement, KWS Group, Tatko Lastik, Kale Endüstri Holding.
On the other hand, it is a new generation logistics solution partner for thousands of SMEs that produce to order and ship their production to their customers when it is completed, to reach reliable trucks and deliver their loads safely to their customers.
We recommend you to take a closer look at our technologies at www.tirport.com, to experience us completely “free of charge”, and to take a leading place in the logistics world of the future by choosing TIRPORT as your logistics solution partner.