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Fuel Monitor

Fuel Surcharges.

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.

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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