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 16 40,000 17 50,000 17
10 - 12t rigid 42,500 21 50,000 21 60,000 20
12 - 14t rigid 35,000 19 40,000 18 50,000 18
16 - 18t rigid 50,000 24 60,000 24 70,000 24
26t rigid 50,000 26 60,000 25 70,000 24
32t rigid 50,000 28 55,000 25 65,000 25
33t (2+2) artic 60,000 29 75,000 29 85,000 28
38t (2+3) artic 65,000 29 75,000 28 85,000 28
38t (3+2) artic 50,000 27 70,000 28 85,000 29
32.5t drawbar 45,000 24 60,000 26 80,000 27
40t (2+3) artic 50,000 26 70,000 28 80,000 27
44t (3+3) artic 70,000 30 85,000 30 100,000 29

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

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