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Trucks are the most heavily used means of transport in commercial vehicle traffic in Germany. The share of trucks in the total transport performance in commercial vehicle traffic amounted to around 71.4 percent in 2019. According to forecasts, the share will increase even further by 2023.

Source: BMVI; BAG; KBA; Federal Statistical Office; SSP Consult
In 2019, 354,463 semi-trailers were registered in Germany.
Source: KBA
Lack of parking spaces has been a major problem for the industry for years. The Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal (Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung) estimates that 30,000 to 35,000 spaces are lacking in Germany at night.
Source: BGL e. V
New registrations of commercial vehicles in Germany
In October 2020, around 6,800 commercial vehicles in the weight class over 6 tonnes were newly registered in Germany.
Source: VDA
  • Buses: 501 2% 2%
  • Commercial vehicles over 6 t: 6,812 24% 24%
  • Commercial vehicles up to 6 t: 29,032 100% 100%
In 2018, around 14 million tyres were replaced in the replacement business for trucks and buses in Europe set down.
Source: Eurostat; ETRMA; LMC Automotive
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In August 2020, the number of new registrations of commercial vehicles fell in
in the EU by around

18%
compared to the same month last year.
Source: ACEA
In 2020 there were around

tractor units in Germany.

For comparison:
in 2010 there were

Source: KBA
The statistics show the development of the total mileage of trucks in Germany in the years 1970 to 2018. In 2018, the mileage of trucks in Germany was around
65.7
billion kilometres
  • 1970: 26.4 billion kilometres 38.5% 38.5%
  • 1990: 33.1 billion kilometres 48.3% 48.3%
  • 2000: 58.9 billion kilometres 85.9% 85.9%
  • 2010: 60.7 billion kilometres 88.5% 88.5%
  • 2015: 68.6 billion kilometres 100% 100%
  • 2018: 65.7 billion kilometres 95.7% 95.7%
Source: Federal Statistical Office; BMVBS; DIW Berlin; KBA; Federal Highway Research Institute
trucks were registered in Germany on 1 January 2020
Source: Statista, KBA
In 2019, the transport performance of road freight transport in the European Union was around
1.99
trillion tonne-kilometres
Source: Eurostat, Statista 2020
In 2019 a total of about

new trucks were registered.
Of these, almost

38,600 were semi-trailer trucks.
Source: Statista, KBA
In 2018, the proportion of female professional drivers in Germany was around
1.8 %
Source: Statista 2020

Truck fleet in Germany by fuel type
Status: 1 January 2020

Diesel

  • Ihr Titel 100% 100%

Petrol

  • Ihr Titel 20% 20%
  • Electronics | 24,380 7% 7%
  • Liquid gas | 16,455 4% 4%
  • Natural gas | 13,649 3% 3%
  • Hybrid | 355 1% 1%
Source: Statista, KBA
In 2019, the stock of commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 20 tonnes in Germany amounted to around 141,000 commercial vehicles.
Source: Statista, KBA
In 2020 the average age of trucks in Germany was
8.1
Years.
Source: Statista, KBA
Despite slight fluctuations, the amount of trucks stolen each year seems to be decreasing.
Whereas in 2009 around 2,200 vans were permanently missing, in 2018 the figure was only half of that, with around 900.
Source: Statista, Federal Criminal Police Office