Land / Road freight (also sometimes referred to as 'road haulage' or 'road transport') is often the most effective mode of transport for countries, particularly when exporting to the land-locked countries. Not only is road freight a consideration for exports, but also a large portion of exports from land-locked cities are moved down to the ports by road. Even if you are based near a port, you are likely to use road trasnportation to move your goods from your factory to the quayside. Thus road transportation may form part of your transportation considerations, even if you are shipping your goods by sea. Local companies using air freight to get their goods to foreign markets are similarly likely to use road transportation to move their products from the factory to the airport. You should also not forget that road haulage may form a significant part of your transportation in countries, as the goods are moved from the port of discharge to your final destination. Thus road freight is likely to form an integral part of your transportation and logistical options.