There is no absolute rule when it comes to haulage rates per mile as there are usually four or five factors that will impact price. That said however this guide will give you a good idea and you can always contact us to request a quote if required.
Factors that affect Haulage rates
The biggest consideration is usually speed of delivery. If you require goods transported same-day or overnight for longer journeys you can expect to pay a premium.
Interestingly you may have thought that requiring a larger vehicle would bump up the cost however this is not usually the case and the haulage rate per mile is typically similar for an Articulated lorry as it is for a 7.5tn lorry. You may notice a decrease for vehicles smaller than a 7.5tn lorry as these can often be driven by anyone who gained their UK drivers license prior to about 1978.
Size and weight of the load can be a major factor affecting the rates; as mentioned above if a bigger vehicle is required then specially trained drivers must be involved which increases the cost. If you are sending Pallets then again weight is a major factor but for different reasons.
For road haulage in the UK there are many variables however as a rule of thumb you should allow £1.50 per mile. There are variables that can swing this up or down.
Ferry costs, tolls, and urgency are all factors that can increase haulage prices. The primary factor that can bring costs down is flexibility of collection date as your haulier may be able to include your goods on a back load.
The table below gives the haulage rate per mile of some of our recent work
|Goods / Vehicle||Load||Destination||Price £||Price Per Mile £||Notes|
|700kg Pallet||Lisbon (Portugal)||London||225.00||0.17||Most of this journey was by Ferry|
|100kg Pallet||Norwich||Seville (Spain)||230.00||0.17||Most of this journey was by Ferry|
|250kg Pallet||Valencia (Spain)||Brighton||245.00||0.21|
|50kg Pallet x 2||Malaga (Spain)||London||750.00||0.54|
|GOH Trailer||CV6||CF24||895.00||7.27||Specialist vehicle used|
|GOH 7.5tn||Basildon||Switzerland St.Louis||1295.00||2.00||Specialist vehicle used|
|Transit van 250 miles||375.00||1.50|
|Pallet 100kg||Glasgow||area 87130 France||215.00||1.17|
|2 pallets @ 1,000kg each||Norwich||area 50850 France||270.00||0.57|
|2 Direct Pallets||London||Marseilles France||645.00||0.83|
|11 pallets||Haverhill||Hanover - Germany||495.00||0.89|
|4 Heavy Pallets||Clacton||Erlangen Germany||570.00||0.87|
|5 large crates||Surrey||Eindhoven||450.00||1.49|
|2 X Pallets @ 650kg each||Wrexham||Giessen Germany||329.00||0.50|
|Full Load||Colchester||O2 Arena||550.00||8.46|
|Full Load||Wrexham||Waldenburg Germany||965.00||1.26|
|370kg Pallet x 2||Chelmsford||Turin (Italy)||295.00||0.38|
|1000kg pallet x 2||Norwich||Ger France||245.00||0.52|