The Associação Nacional de Transportadores Públicos Rodoviários de Mercadorias (ANTRAM) is a non- profit association that was formed in 1975 and is based in Lisbon. It represents professional Portuguese freight transport companies who carry out the activity of road haulage for hire or reward.
ANTRAM’s primary mission is to defend the interests of its members and to ensure the protection of corporate values. Its membership is comprised of 1,776 road freight companies which operate over 19,000 vehicles throughout Portugal. It depends on its membership to reinforce its importance in the economic, social and political fabric of Portugal and obtain the best results in defending the interests of professional road hauliers.
ANTRAM works to find solutions to the road transport sector’s problems such as fuel prices and taxes, social regulation and work policy, business modernisation and competition laws. Every year ANTRAM negotiates and contributes to the Labour Collective Agreements that govern the freight transport sector.
ANTRAM provides a variety of services to its members including technical consulting, legal assistance, professional training and online and printed media. It also organises annual workshops, technical sessions and promotional events related to current issues and best practices within the road transport industry.