Fuel as a percentage of hgv operating costs

FTA's 'fuel fractions' table shows fuel costs as a proportion of total annual vehicle and driver cost 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 21 40,000 21 50,000 22
10 - 12t rigid 42,500 26 50,000 26 60,000 25
12 - 14t rigid 35,000 23 40,000 22 50,000 22
16 - 18t rigid 50,000 30 60,000 29 70,000 29
26t rigid 50,000 32 60,000 32 70,000 31
32t rigid 50,000 35 55,000 32 65,000 32
33t (2+2) artic 60,000 35 75,000 35 85,000 34
38t (2+3) artic 65,000 35 75,000 35 85,000 35
38t (3+2) artic 50,000 33 70,000 35 85,000 36
32t drawbar 45,000 30 60,000 31 80,000 33
40t (2+3) artic 50,000 33 70,000 36 80,000 35
44t (3+3) artic 70,000 38 85,000 38 100,000 37

* 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 2013. Source: FTA's Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs - October 2013 Main Report.

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