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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Road freight transport: vehicle costing

Introduction

This chapter provides a detailed consideration of the key aspects of road freight transport costing, which is essential to the effective running of a fleet of road vehicles. It begins with a discussion of the reason why road vehicle costs need to be assessed separately from the costs found in most companies’ financial accounts. The fundamental elements of road freight transport costing are reviewed, showing how these costs should be considered and what can be gained from this type of information.

The importance of the accurate measurement of vehicle and fleet costs and performance is emphasized, as is the need to determine this information in good time. The two main uses of these types ...

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