Fuel as a percentage of hgv operating costs

FTA's 'fuel fractions' table shows fuel costs as a proportion of total annual vehicle operating costs* for a range of hgvs.

 

Low mileage (miles p.a.) Fuel costs as a percentage of total cost of vehicle and driver Average mileage (miles p.a.) Fuel costs as a percentage of total cost of vehicle and driver High mileage (miles p.a.) Fuel costs as a percentage of total cost of vehicle and driver
7.5t rigid 30,000 17 40,000 18 50,000 18
10 - 12t rigid 42,500 22 50,000 22 60,000 22
12 - 14t rigid 35,000 20 40,000 19 50,000 19
16 - 18t rigid 50,000 26 60,000 25 70,000 25
26t rigid 50,000 27 60,000 26 70,000 25
32t rigid 50,000 29 55,000 27 65,000 27
33t (2+2) artic 60,000 30 75,000 30 85,000 29
38t (2+3) artic 65,000 30 75,000 30 85,000 30
38t (3+2) artic 50,000 28 70,000 29 85,000 30
32.5t drawbar 45,000 25 60,000 27 80,000 28
40t (2+3) artic 50,000 27 70,000 29 80,000 29
44t (3+3) artic 70,000 32 85,000 31 100,000 31

* Includes vehicle standing costs, vehicle running costs and driver costs.
Fuel prices based on bulk prices and exclude VAT.
Cost data as at 1 October 2016. Source: FTA's Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs - October 2016 Update Report.

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