Aggregate Industries excludes non-franchise hauliers from rate increase


 

Aggregate Industries (AI) has defended its decision to apply a rate increase only to its franchise hauliers after the move was criticised by an external haulage contractor. In a letter to hauliers in the company’s northern region, AI said it had chosen to “only apply an increase to the franchise vehicles as recognition of the ever increasing safety specification, engagement and investment required by the franchise agreement”. From 1 January it will apply a minimum inflationary increase to mileage rates […]