Fuel prices are climbing dramatically
Our fuel prices have risen by 15p per litre in the last two weeks.
But we are not alone.
According to the Road Haulage Association (RHA) following a meeting with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Road Haulage & Logistics its chairman MP Greg Smith said fuel costs are “the most urgent issue facing road haulage”.
Add in the costs of regular vehicle servicing and price pressure is growing.
RHA executive director of policy and public affairs, Rod McKenzie, said: “Our members have seen operating costs increase 17% for an HGV – it costs an extra £20,000 per year just to fuel one truck…we must reduce the tax burdens on our sector and address our skills shortage which otherwise will hinder UK growth”.