Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs 2022

Now in it's 4th edition, this is a key reference document to assist the freight transport, distribution, and logistics sector in Ireland to review and benchmark business costs.


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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword 
  2. Introduction
  3. Methodology & Respondents
  4. Headline Costs
  5. Finance
  6. Truck Operating Analysis
  7. Procurement, Energy & Eco-training
  8. Employment, Wages & Training
  9. Market Data Appendix
  10. Fleet Population
  11. Fleet Ages
  12. Fleet Fuel Types
  13. Fleet Licences & Sizes
  14. Motor Tax Rates
  15. Inflation
  16. Fuel Costs
  17. Road Freight Activity
  18. Further Information 
Now in it's 4th edition 

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FTA Ireland, BWG Foods, Enprova and Bank of Ireland, in conjunction with Analytiqa, are delighted to publish the fourth edition of the Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs 2022 report. The past number of years have seen unprecedented challenges for transport operators and the wider logistics sector. 

However, the industry response to each of these challenges has also shown the resilience and adaptability of the sector, which is a credit to those who work in it. This report provides important insight into developments and trends in the sector, helping both businesses and policy makers to plan for the future. 

This report shows that while haulage rates have increased by 17% since last year, this remains below the reported increase in transport operating costs. 


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Extracts from the report...

Change in Transport Costs                     Change in Maintenance Costs                           Change in Business Overhead Costs

Mngrs Guide report extract 1    Mngrs Guide report extract 2    Mngrs Guide report extract 3

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About FTA Ireland

The Freight Transport Association Ireland CLG is a not-for-profit membership trade association for the Irish freight and logistics industry. Wholly owned and governed by members the association acts solely in advancing their best interests covering all aspects of private and public freight transport, passenger transport and logistics and supply chain sectors, including road, rail, sea and air.


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About Enprova

Acting as an advisor and consultant, Enprova advises on and facilitates energy efficiency measures in transport for businesses and corporate fleets.  Measures include assisting in improving fuel efficiency through air-kits, lubrication oils, energy efficiency tyres, vehicle tracking, eco driving and fuel management strategies.

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About BWG Foods

Part of BWG Group, BWG Foods is a leading retail and wholesale business. It owns and operates the SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL brands in the Republic of Ireland, working in partnership with independent retailers with more than 1,000 stores serving local communities right across the country. BWG Foods has relationships with more than 650 suppliers, dealing directly with approximately 14,000 B2B customers in the retail, foodservice and licensed sectors.


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About Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland Group is a diversified Financial Services Group. Bank of Ireland, now a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland Group plc, was established in 1783 by Royal Charter. A traditional, relationship-driven retail and commercial bank with a conservative business philosophy, operating across the four key values of being Customer Focused, One Group One Team, Accountable and Agile.

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