Welcome to the Motor Transport operating cost tables, widely regarded as the most reliable and accurate measure of the costs of running commercial vehicles. Put together after meticulous research into the actual costs of operating vans, rigid trucks and artics, the MT cost tables have been used as the benchmark for negotiating haulage rates by hauliers for decades.

As well as a useful interactive tool you can use to calculate your own operating costs, every year MT publishes a snapshot of operating costs in our annual Cost Tables.

MT is the fortnightly business newspaper for the UK road haulage, distribution and logistics industry. It provides comprehensive news covering all the latest operational and business issues in compact, easy to read format. Motor Transport has been published since 1902 and is still regarded as the industry bible.

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The 2015 Cost Tables are also available to view below. Flip through the pages using the 'arrow' icons, and zoom in by double-clicking or using the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar at the bottom.