Improving UK Road efficiency

22/05/2013

Poor economic growth and increasing haulage efficiency has led to truck road miles falling to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to the Road Haulage Association.

The department of transport recently revealed that the total number of miles travelled by LGVs in the UK decreased to 3.7 billion miles in the first three months of 2013, the same level as the first quarter of 1993, this being down in quarter 1 in 2012.

Total LGV Truck miles have also fallen by 18% since its peak of 4.6 billion miles in first quarter of 2008.

Jack Semple, director of policy at Jack Semple said,

‘We are increasingly looking to minimize costs by measures such as joining pallet networks as well as using route planning software and tracking devices to reduce mileage’.

Semple also added,

‘ Attributing to reduction in mileage is pallet networks choosing double – deck trailers for their trucking fleet however it is still too early to feel the benefits from the longer semi-trailer trial’.