|Newly released AHDB HGCA Grain Haulage Survey results here |
12 April 2012
The latest AHDB/HGCA Grain Haulage Survey shows the cost of grain haulage has reduced for journeys that are 20 miles or less, but increased for longer journeys.
The results show that journeys of 10 miles are 5.5% lower in terms of cost per tonne than in the last survey (November 2010) at £4.30/t.
For journeys of 40 miles, the results show the cost at £6.15/t - 2.3% higher than the previous survey. The increase in haulage costs for journeys over longer distances is likely to have been driven by the higher fuel costs seen over the past year.
The AHDB/HGCA Grain Haulage Survey – now in its 42nd year - aims to give an indication of the costs incurred by merchants when hiring independent hauliers to transport grain across the country in 2011/12.