The Department for Transport helps the freight logistics industry to be efficient, resilient, environmentally friendly and safe. These pages contain information on road freight and encouraging a shift from road to inland waterway, short sea shipping and to rail. They also cover regulation, research and Government initiatives and the resilience of supply chains.

Carriage of dangerous goods

Information regarding the policies on the transportation of dangerous items.

Rail freight

Information relating to the transportation of freight via railway are contained here, including information on rail freight grants.

Road freight

Information relating to aspects of road transportation of freight are contained here.

Water freight

Information relating to transportation of freight via water are contained here.


Copies of the Freight Future newsletter that covers activities supporting best practice in vehicle use.


Details of the Freight Logistics research programme, forthcoming projects and an Expression of Interest form for potential contractors.

Sustainable distribution

The sustainable distribution strategy provides a framework to deliver a modern, efficient freight transport system across all modes.

Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund

Grants for projects that reduce the environmental impact of transporting aggregates.


Documents include: freight and road user charging, the Road Haulage Modernisation Fund.

Freight Best Practice programme

Contact details and information on DfT's Freight Best Practice programme, which offers free publications to help freight operators improve their efficiency.

14 August 2006

Email contacts

Contacts in the department for freight enquiries.

18 November 2003
Last update:
20 November 2006