Surveys & Statistics

The real facts and figures of the transport industry. Because we find out from YOU.

Transport and Logistics Industry Surveys, Statistics and Data

It’s important to know where you’ve been, to really know where you’re going. But maybe that’s what Sat Navs are for.

In the meantime we’ve decided to track things like fuel prices and load volumes so that we can be sure if things are getting better or worse for the people that rely on regular work and knowing how much fuel is going to cost each week.

We know that drivers can’t afford to spend a lot of time researching this information, so we did the work to find and present the data in the simplest way possible.

We hope this helps!

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Vote for the Best UK Courier Company to work for (2023)

We need your help. We’re looking to build a Top-10 guide as to who the best courier and transport companies are in the UK – voted for by the drivers that work for them.

This is your chance to recommend the people that do it right.

We want to know which of the top operators pay the best rates in the fastest times. Tell us which couriers (or carriers) you deal with that have the right attitude and deserve recognition.

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You can vote for anyone that you’ve worked for throughout 2022 that deserves recognition, but try to be specific.

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Fuel Prices 2021-2022

Fuel prices decreased in 2020 due to a drop in requirement with so many people staying home through the pandemic.

Unfortunately for everyone that needs diesel, the prices have rocketed back up during 2021.

We’ve used the AA’s average UK diesel price reports to show the path of prices rises throughout the last year.

We’ve also added the data from our fuel card prices to show how much could potentially be saved by finding the right fuel card supplier for your business.

There is a break in the data as we changed suppliers. We have now become an authorised partner for UK Fuels and from 2023 we will be updating prices direct from one of the UK’s leading fuel card operators.

Diesel Prices

Average diesel prices oer month (AA Reported supermarket prices vs Fuel Cards)

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Load Levels 2021

Through 2021 we made an incredible effort to log numbers from the main work websites that we use so that we could have a clear picture of the industry and report back on what’s really going on out there. This report makes interesting reading and doesn’t really follow the trends that you might expect.

We believe that the main reason for the way that load levels were stronger in the summer last year is down to the ‘truck driver shortage’ which meant that van-driver couriers were taking up the slack. There are still some signs that this is continuing.

December is odd in the fact that, if you remove the week AFTER Christmas day, the average levels are amazing. But that final week of the year drags the numbers down significantly.

The data was gathered by using these details on CX;
– Collection location: B1
– Radius: 300 miles
– Van range: small-luton
– load listing time: Day
– All loads (inc sold)
– Load type: all

It’s not perfect, but it gives a good overall reference point, and by doing the same every day it’s easy to see if the numbers go up or down.

Work Exchange Service Load Levels

Average number of loads listed per month

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Couriers TV's Growth

We don’t know if you’re that interested in how we’re doing, but we wanted to share this because it makes us proud.

Throughout 2021 we saw a steady climb in the numbers of people following and joining with us on all our social media channels. We will add 2022 data at the end of each quarter, but we’ve already noticed a rapid spike in new followers and numbers are up significantly.

Couriers TV Social Channel Growth

Number of followers on each social platform

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