Europe may still be mired in a deep economic slump, but the region’s truck drivers are hauling bumper volumes of goods across the continent as online shopping surges, offering a rare boost to oil demand. Girteka Logistics, owner of Europe’s largest fleet of trucks, said it will deliver about 800,000 full loads this year, up about 10% on 2019. […] The money that is not going to Spain on vacation, or on a business trip, is going to another spending,” said Mortensen. […] Trucking accounted for 39% of Europe’s diesel demand last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency, an adviser to oil-consuming nations. […] Europe’s economy began contracting in the first quarter of this year and will keep doing so until the three months ended March, according to official data and economists’ forecasts compiled by Bloomberg.
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