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 18 40,000 19 50,000 19
10 - 12t rigid 42,500 24 50,000 24 60,000 22
12 - 14t rigid 35,000 21 40,000 20 50,000 19
16 - 18t rigid 50,000 27 60,000 26 70,000 26
26t rigid 50,000 28 60,000 27 70,000 27
32t rigid 50,000 30 55,000 27 65,000 27
33t (2+2) artic 60,000 31 75,000 31 85,000 30
38t (2+3) artic 65,000 31 75,000 31 85,000 31
38t (3+2) artic 50,000 29 70,000 30 85,000 32
32.5t drawbar 45,000 26 60,000 28 80,000 29
40t (2+3) artic 50,000 29 70,000 31 80,000 31
44t (3+3) artic 70,000 33 85,000 33 100,000 33

* Includes vehicle standing costs, vehicle running costs and driver costs.
Fuel prices based on bulk prices and exclude VAT.
Cost data as at 1 January 2015. Source: FTA's Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs - January 2015 Update Report.

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