National Statistics

Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport (GB): Respondents section

Survey of the UK activity of Great Britain registered heavy goods vehicles.


Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport (GB): electronic survey form

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If you have been selected to take part in the Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport (CSRGT), you may download the paper or electronic versions of the survey from this page or access the guidance.

What is the CSRGT (GB)?

The CSRGT (GB) is run by the Department for Transport (DfT) to obtain details of domestic activity of GB-registered HGVs.

Why have I been chosen?

The survey team at DfT uses details held by the DVLA to draw a random sample of HGVs. The vehicles are chosen from groups which depend on vehicle type, vehicle weight, and the traffic area in which the vehicle is registered. Vehicles are not selected on the basis of name of company. However, the more vehicles that your company owns then the greater chance you have of being included in the sample.

What is the survey about?

The owners of GB-registered HGVs are asked to record the details of the UK activity within a specified survey week.

How are the results used?

The results help DfT build a picture of the domestic activity of GB-registered hauliers, and together with CSRGT NI and IRHS surveys, build a picture of the activity of all UK-registered HGVs. The data collected form part of the evidence base for making decisions on transport policy within the UK and the EU.

Aggregated statistics are produced which are freely available to the general public.

Results are published as National Statistics and are available from the road freight statistics page.

Do I have to complete the survey form(s)?

Yes. You are required to complete the survey forms under the Statistics of Trade Act 1947. Failure to return the completed form(s) could result in legal action.

The Statistics of Trade Act was developed to ensure the government could obtain returns from businesses in order to analyse economic trends. It also guarantees that your information is kept confidential.


The data supplied on these forms are treated as COMMERICAL IN CONFIDENCE. DfT survey staff are bound by the strict confidentiality provisions of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947 and by the National Statistics Code of Practice. Data are only released in non-disclosive or aggregate form, and cannot be linked back to individual companies.

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Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport

Published 2 May 2014