Affordability – The capital needed for road transport is less than other modes of transport like air, rail, and water. The cost of construction, maintenance, and operation is also less than that of air and railway transport.
High Connectivity – With road transport, you can benefit from door-to-door services, which are impossible in all other modes of transport.
Access to Remote Areas – If you need to access remote locations, road transport is ideal. Remote areas are not connected to rail, water, and air transport.
Flexibility – Road transport is the most flexible mode of transport in terms of routes and timing. You can alter these two factors with ease to meet your changing needs.
Ideal for Short Distances – Transport by road is an affordable and fast means of moving cargo over relatively short distances. Other modes like rail, water, and air incur delays dues to loading and offloading requirements in multiple locations.
Minimal Risk of Damage – Since road transport does not entail multiple loading and offloading stations, there are negligible chances that the goods will be damaged in transit. This makes road transport ideal for moving sensitive goods.
Low Packing Charges – The cost of packing goods for road transport is low compared to other means. Goods being transported by air and water must be well packed to avoid damage due to multiple handling stages.
It is Fast – If you need to transport cargo on short notice, road transport is the most preferred means. Other means require more time for goods booking and taking deliveries.
Connects to Other Modes of Transport – While rail and air transport may be preferred to move goods over long distances, the final destination will involve the use of road transport. Roads serve as the connecting link to other means of transport.