Driven by a perfect storm of economic, environmental, and geopolitical crisis, fuel prices are record high across Europe. With fuel making up about a third of the running cost of a truck in 2021, these rising costs are sufficient to challenge the profitability of many fleets.
Here’s how you can act immediately to reduce fuel costs as much as is practical in the short-term, while evolving medium and long-term strategies that will further increase the financial sustainability of your operations.
2 Based on following assumptions: Tractor 4x2 + semi-trailer 6x0 single, GVW 40t, 150.000 km/year; 28l/100km average fuel consumption; 15% underinflation on Steer, Drive, Trailer tyres, 100% of axels, average Diesel cost of 1,884 € /l (dd 18/04/22 source: https://www.cargopedia.net/europe-fuel-prices,)
3 Source: American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council