The rising cost of fuel and improving load-fill are challenges that all UK hauliers are faced with. But for those that run long-distance routes in and out of Scotland, the need to improve vehicle utilisation in a market where freight traditionally flows in to Scotland, with very little exported to the rest of the UK, is becoming increasingly imperative. The FTA published its Scottish logistics report, revealing research into the state of road, rail, sea and air freight in the […]
RHA director of policy Jack Semple has called on haulage customers to take more responsibility for ensuring the rates they pay are commercially sustainable. Responding to recent comments by Matthew Kibble Transport in sister publication Commercial Motor (20 September) about backhaul being offered rates as low as £1.10 a mile, Semple said: “We urge customers to pay a sustainable haulage rate – and £1.10 a mile is not a sustainable haulage rate.” RHA members cannot see how it is possible […]
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
Load exchange service provider Transport Exchange Group has seen a 20% increase in annual transactions, mainly driven by growth in the number of hauliers and freight forwarders using its Haulage Exchange service.