Effective fuel management in Road Transport Fleets

Tony Whiteing, Michael Coyle, Colin Bamford

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    In many parts of the United Kingdom (UK), the problems caused by rising fuel costs were being compounded by driver shortages, leading to increased labour costs, recruiting costs and extensive use of agency labour. This chapter presents the findings of a survey of 240 UK operators' responses to the fuel crisis, conducted in May 2001. It also reviews the range of fuel saving interventions in use or under consideration by these operators, and discusses the extent to which these will help to keep costs under control. There were rather more third party sector respondents than own account respondents, roughly in line with each sector's share of the road freight transport market. The dominance of larger fleets in the survey is reflected in the fact that most respondents' companies hold stocks of fuel, purchased in bulk from suppliers. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed reported that the fuel blockades had impacted on their business operations in one way or another.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000
    EditorsGlenn Lyons, Kiron Chatterjee
    Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315235660
    ISBN (Print)9780754618447, 9781138257092
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2002

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    NameTransport and Society


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