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EMPTY ROAD TRAFFIC

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French Equivalent: Circulation routière à vide

Definition:
Any movement of a road vehicle for which the gross-gross weight of goods carried including that of equipment such as containers, swap bodies and pallets is nil; as well as any movement of motor-coaches, buses, trolleybuses and trams without any passenger.

Context:
The movement of a road vehicle carrying empty equipment such as containers, swap bodies and pallets is not considered as empty journey.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003