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Van traffic on UK roads continues to rise

Van and lorry traffic have increased over the last year as ongoing demand for home deliveries shows no signs of abating.


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Van traffic rose 3.7% for the year ending June 2018

Latest provisional estimates from the Department for Transport show van traffic for the year ending June 2018 rose by 3.7% to 51.7bn vehicle miles and lorry traffic was up 1.3% to 17.2bn vehicle miles compared to the previous year.

In contrast, car traffic remained broadly stable at 253.0bn vehicle miles with just a 0.1% increase.

The research also found traffic on motorways and minor roads increased by 0.7% and 0.9% respectively. Traffic on ‘A’ roads saw less of an increase with a 0.4% rise.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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