One of the key trends in the long-haul market has been business consolidation. Increasing tax compliance, transparency requirements, as well as the introduction of automatic weight control, are additional factors affecting smaller trucking companies that are less equipped to efficiently manage compliance with evolving regulatory requirements.
The share of large companies with large truck fleets has been steadily growing, while small companies and self-employed individuals with trucks older than 5-7 years exit the market. This factor will lower the number of actively used long-haul trucks.
Sectorally the most developed, advanced and promising market segments are FTL-transportation for retailers, FMCG companies and e-commerce. Freight transport services are strongest in the FMCG segment, which demonstrates rapid growth, including in the regions of the Urals and Siberia. The value of the e-commerce market in Russia, according to AKIT, in 2019 grew by 23% compared to 2018 and amounted to 2,032 billion rubles.