Managing your transport costs

We've developed the following features to help you manage your transport costs.

Fuel Support Guide

Our Fuel Support Guide offers you practical advice on managing costs, plus providing you with legislative information and training opportunities. Read our guide on managing fuel costs

Fuel fractions table

For help calculating your annual fuel costs, we've developed a fuel fractions table. The table shows your fuel costs as a proportion of the total annual vehicle and driver costs for heavy goods vehicles (hgvs).
View our fuel fractions table

Example of how to calculate your fuel cost percentage

A 44 tonne artic runs 85,000 miles a year, 31.7 per cent of its total costs are fuel.

If diesel prices have fallen by 16.3 per cent over the last year, the total vehicle operating costs will have fallen by 5.2 per cent (excluding any other changes in costs).

31.7% x -16.3% = -5.2%

Cost Information Service

If you'd like regular information on fuel prices, vehicle operating costs, wages, trends in road haulage rates and warehouse costs, then you may benefit from our Cost Information Service. Learn more about our Cost Information Service

For more information on managing your transport costs, use the downloadable documents and links below.

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