Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs 2023

Now in it's 5th 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 and Eco-Drive Training
  8. Employment, Wages & Training
  9. Market Data Appendix
    1. Fleet Population
    2. Fleet Ages
    3. Fleet Fuel Types
    4. Fleet Licences & Sizes
    5. Motor Tax Rates
    6. Inflation
    7. Fuel Costs
    8. Road Freight Activity
  10. Further Information & Feedback
Now in it's 5th edition 

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FTA Ireland, Enprova and Bank of Ireland, in conjunction with Analytiqa, are delighted to publish the fifth edition of the Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs 2023 report. This Guide has become an important source for Irish freight and logistics companies. 

Managing costs should be the number one priority for all within the freight distribution sector in Ireland as a collaborative approach must be taken to alleviating pressures on small to medium sized businesses ensuring that vital supply chains remain viable and open. 

This report serves to provide essential information that informs organisations in their strategic planning and highlights the cost of distribution for those that procure freight distribution services. 

Now in its fifth year, the Manager’s Guide to Distribution Costs continues to benefit operational, commercial and strategic planning for any organisation with an interest in logistics, supply chain and, more specifically, road transport, across Ireland.  


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Extracts from the report...

Transport Overhead Costs Graph    Maintenance Costs Graph    Business Overhead Costs Graph

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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 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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