Hauliers hike rates amid “perfect storm of crises”


 

Leading hauliers have told MT they have been forced to increase rates to customers amid a range of growing industry challenges. Pressures on already tight margins have been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic, driver shortages, increasing fuel prices and a hike in the cost of moving goods and services internationally. Cullimore MD, Moreton Cullimore, said hauliers are therefore faced with “no option but to increase rates”, which would inevitably have an effect on inflation. “The transport industry cannot be squeezed […]