An Overview of Road Cargo Transport in Brazil (pp. 151-160)

Maria da Penha Araujo, Vania Barcellos Campos, Renata Albergaria Bandeira
This study aims to evaluate the operation of the main actors in the Brazilian market of road freight transportation: owner operators and carrier companies. It initially presents an overview of cargo transportation in Brazil, highlighting its characteristics and freight market. Subsequently, in order to characterize the performance of owner operators and carrier companies, a survey is conducted with carriers that act in Sao Paulo – Rio de janeiro. The result of this research enabled us to identify conditions of the fleet and freight costs, besides allowing a comparison between the operation of owner operators and carrier companies.