Hauliers have this week warned consumers and the government alike that as a result of further hikes in the price of diesel, the cost of running a large lorry has gone up by around £850 a year. This is another example of inflationary pressure in the economy and can only mean, once again that couriers and road haulage west midlands companies face the tough challenge of trying to find ways of maintaining their fleet and services whilst at the same time not penalising customers with big price rises.
Road haulage Hampshire firms are likely to now be paying around 114.20 pence per litre of diesel, having risen recently by over 2 pence to this record breaking high, according to the Road Haulage Association’s Weekly Fuel Price Survey. In fact, according to their surveys, around £10,000 per year has been added to the cost of running a large lorry since November 2009 – during which time the cost of diesel has risen by 23.14 pence per litre.
If you need to get goods from one place to another – perhaps as part of your online retail business, warehousing company or storage facility – you may be wondering about how this increase in fuel prices is going to affect the price you pay for deliveries. At a time when all of your other costs are inflating, the last thing you need is for your business outgoings to further increase.
This is why it is best to contact your road haulage West Midlands company to see what they can offer you. You may be able to use their economy services to make non-urgent deliveries or switch to next day delivery, instead of same day delivery to keep your costs down.
Sending goods by road haulage Hampshire companies or courier means you can take advantage of bulk discounts, safe and speedy delivery and goods-in-transit insurance. So it is far more cost effective than investing in your own delivery vehicles, even if the prices of diesel continue to rise.