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.

Using information from this table and fuel price movement over the last 12 months, it is possible to calculate the annual change in vehicle operating costs occurring purely as a result of the movement in fuel prices.

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 17 50,000 18
10 - 12t rigid 42,500 23 50,000 22 60,000 21
12 - 14t rigid 35,000 20 40,000 19 50,000 18
16 - 18t rigid 50,000 26 60,000 25 70,000 25
26t rigid 50,000 27 60,000 26 70,000 26
32t rigid 50,000 29 55,000 26 65,000 26
33t (2+2) artic 60,000 29 75,000 29 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 24 60,000 27 80,000 28
40t (2+3) artic 50,000 28 70,000 30 80,000 29
44t (3+3) artic 70,000 32 85,000 32 100,000 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 2015. Source: FTA's Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs - October 2015 Update Report.

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