%40 of the urban freight vehicles in Istanbul are empty.

Approximately 40% of the vehicles going somewhere in the city are “empty”, 14% “half-loaded” and 14.8% are “less than 25% loaded” vehicles. This situation shows us that freight vehicles in Istanbul move with low occupancy and are used inefficiently.

34.4% of the vehicles going out of the city are “empty”,12.9% “half-loaded” and 9.7% “less than 25% loaded” vehicles.

8.5% of the vehicles going abroad are “empty”, 9.9% “half-loaded” and 2.3% “less than 25% loaded” vehicles.

Occupancy of Vehicles According to Where They Go (%)

Vehicle Occupancy Inner City Upstate Abroad
Empty 39,90% 34,40% 8,50%
Less than %25 Loaded 14,80% 9,70% 2,30%
%25 Loaded 10,90% 8,30% 2,70%
%50 Loaded 14,30% 12,90% 9,90%
%75 Loaded 6,60% 8,50% 9,70%
%100 Loaded 7,40% 15,00% 52,40%
Overloaded 0,30% 0,30% 0,40%
Don't Know/No Answer 5,80% 10,90% 14,10%
Total 100,00% 100,00% 100,00%

You can refer to the Number of Truck and Truck-KM, Population and Ton-KM, Distribution of Load Types for Truck Trailer, Distribution of Load Types for Trucks, Distribution of Load Types for Total Vehicles, Distribution of the Amount of Load Transported According to Load Types, Average Ton for Trucks, Average Ton for Total Vehicles, Occupancy Rate According to Vehicle Types, Amount Transported by Vehicle Type for Group H in Istanbul (Ton) pages for other data that may be relevant to this data.


Source: Istanbul Logistics Master Plan, Focal Points Field Research Synthesis Report, January.01.2017

 For the “Field Study for Vehicle Counting” conducted within the scope of the Istanbul Logistics Master Plan, 25,190 questionnaires were conducted at 33 logistics focal points and 468,620 vehicles (235,641 in the entry and 232,979 in the exit direction) were counted.

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