Challenges facing the haulage industry

Truck advertising is one of the most effective ways to get your brand across to a national audience. In this blog, we will be talking about the main challenges that the haulage industry may face. Our hauliers deliver your campaigns on their fleet so anything affecting them affects us.

Fuel Costs

Fuel cost is one of the main cost pressures that our hauliers face when they are trying to ‘cut the transportation cost of goods’.

As fuel is a vital part of the haulage industry; the rising fuel prices make it a difficult task to create the most cost-effective way. Aside from driver costs fuel is the highest cost haulier’s face.

Fuel is not something you can do without, tucks and some tailers need it to keep moving and goods in the perfect condition.

Driver Shortage

According to Paragon Survey, another problem facing the haulage industry is lack of trained HGV drivers available.

In 2017 36.8% businesses surveyed said that driver shortage was the main challenge for success; in 2018 that went up to 46.4%. One of the main causes for this is said to be that there isn’t enough training and engagement to attract young talent to take on this career. This is put down to the stress and long hours involved in road transportation. A lack of suitable rest stops is another highlighted by Trucking Jobs.