Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Heavy Duty Fleet and Transportation in Iran the Past, the Present Condition, the Future Perspectives and its Interaction with Economy

FISITA 2006 World Automotive Congress, Yokohama, Japan

12 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2011  

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Arash Golnam

The Society of Iranian Industries & Mines - Research & Development Centers

Date Written: October 6, 2006

Abstract

Since the ancient times Iran has always played a significant role in the Transportation Industry due to its strategic position in the silk road that connected Asia to Europe and Middle East to Ancient. Iranians are believed to be the pioneers of land transportation in the world and transportation has always been considered as one of the most ancient and historical Industries in Iran. Nowadays in the third millennium Transportation Industry experts believe that Iran is once more located in a strategic and geopolitical position in the world in which, according to the economic analyses, the Transportation Industry brings over three hundred billion dollars revenue annually. Iran's share out of this considerable revenue is just 1 percent, statistically 30% of Iran's transportation market is captured by Turkey and Azerbaijan Trucks and Trailers, In addition to this Iran has approximately no share in the freight transportation from Europe to Middle Asia. In this paper we first picture current condition of transportation fleet in Iran then we elaborate on the reasons contributing to this loss of market all according to statistical analysis of the up to date facts and figures, gathered through the survey we recently conducted in Iran. As the next step we go through a SWOT (strength weaknesses opportunities and threats) analysis of one of the biggest commercial vehicle manufacturers in the Middle East, ending up with highlighting and analyzing some of the strategies that can be or have been devised with the purpose of capturing a larger proportion of market share in the Transportation and becoming the market leader as a change around in the recent years, and their economic impacts.

Keywords: Heavy Duty Fleet, SWOT Analysis, Iran's Transportation Future Perspectives, Trucks, Truck Trailers

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, Q32, Q31, M11, M12, M1, M54, O1, O3, O32, P24, P42, P23, L17 

Suggested Citation

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Golnam, Arash, Heavy Duty Fleet and Transportation in Iran the Past, the Present Condition, the Future Perspectives and its Interaction with Economy (October 6, 2006). FISITA 2006 World Automotive Congress, Yokohama, Japan. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1804677

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Arash Golnam

The Society of Iranian Industries & Mines - Research & Development Centers ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Paper statistics

Downloads
170
Rank
147,929
Abstract Views
1,358