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Fuel is the single greatest expense for any transport company in the UK. At Freightroute fuel-spend equates to 27% of our total annual costs.

The cost of diesel has continued to rise during recent months – driven by rising oil prices, a fall in the value of pound sterling against US dollar and more recently government duty increases, with more to come!

The transport industry is under tremendous pressure as a result of the rising cost of fuel and new regulations; everybody in the industry is subject to these rises and they cannot be avoided.

In an attempt to counteract these cost increases, Freightroute has invested in fuel saving technology. Stage 1 of this investment has been to modernise our fuel pumps. With this and a fuel management system supplied by Fueltek Ltd, we are able to view our usage in a clear, detailed and up to date way. This data allows better vehicle usage, allocating the right vehicle to right job, whether it’s a long haul return trip or a multi-drop around London City Centre.

During the month of April 2020 our cost of fuel was 83.42p per litre.

Freightroute will never attempt to profit from fuel surcharges and will always try to absorb as much of the recent & planned duty increases as we can but, we must – from time to time – impose modest increases to our surcharges to preserve the future of our business and the service offered to our customers.

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  • Coronavirus update - 26th March 2020

    We thought we would like to take the opportunity to update our customers on our operation at the moment.

    Whilst we have seen volume drop from our non-essential customer base some of this lost volume has been replaced with an increase from our customer base with essential supplies.

    We remain committed to delivering our customers goods and playing our part, just like yourselves, in keeping the country’s supply chain going in these unprecedented times. All additional services, AM, Timed, PM, currently remain in place and will continue to do so for as long as possible.

    We have 40 members of staff (10%) currently self-isolating for different reasons and any staff members that can carry out their duties from home are doing so. It may take a little longer sometimes for our staff to answer the phone and hope you can bear with us on this.

    We are urgently looking for supplies of hand sanitizer/wipes and face masks, if any of our customers can assist with this please contact your local depot. We want to keep our essential staff as safe as possible as they carry out their duties, any help in this would be very much appreciated

    We remain positive and working together we can get through this situation, we hope you keep safe and stay well

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    Dear customers,

    Friday 8th May is a UK bank holiday and we would need to advise that all our depots will be closed on this day. If you do have an urgent requirement for a delivery to one of your customers this Friday please contact your local depot and we will do what we can to assist by special arrangement.

    Many thanks

    Kind Regards,

    Alison Bird
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