UK road freight has dropped for the first time since the early 1990s, says a new DETR report. Road freight levels fell by 1.8% in 1999, while rail freight grew by 3.8%. Road freight tonnage has dropped overall but the average haul length has increased by 2km. Copies of Transport of goods by rail in Great Britain 1999 are available for £10 from DETR. Call (01709) 891318.