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 […]
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]
Profit margins continue to be held back by customers’ reluctance to increase rates, John G Russell (Transport) chief executive, logistics, Alan Poulton has warned.