The road haulage industry boosted its efficiency last year, according to new statistics from the DfT. The department’s Domestic Road Freight Statistics for 2015 reported a 12% increase in the goods carried by HGVs over the year compared to 2014, to 152 billion tonne kms. However the miles travelled by HGVs for the same period grew by just 9% to 18.4 billion kms, the difference between the percentages suggesting the industry performed more efficiently year-on-year. The RHA’s director of policy […]
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