Fuel Surcharge – Current Costs & Info

In the current economic climate we are witnessing volatile changes to fuel prices. To protect our customers from constant fluctuations in their transport rates, in June 2009 we started adjusting our fuel surcharge every month based on the average of the previous month’s costs. The majority of rate schedules are set on a base price pence per litre + VAT. When the fuel price passes the base price a fuel surcharge kicks in.

For anyone who distributes goods on a daily basis, fuel prices have direct cost implications on the transport movement. Fuel now represents up to 9% of Sheldon Clayton Logistics turnover as we use over 1 million litres per year.

You may think that Sheldon Clayton Logistics, as a company, should absorb all these increased costs. This however would mean we would have to reduce the amount we spend on being able to offer the high level of service that our customers have come to expect from us.

What we can do is ensure customers understand the implications for future haulage costs, so that they can budget realistic figures. We have tried to keep fuel surcharge to a minimum across the years see below for current and previous fuel charges applied by Sheldon Clayton :

DATE PRICE 
01 January 2022112.46
01 February 2022118.34
01 March 2022123.00
01 April 2022144.82
01 May 2022142.76
01 June 2022141.36
01 July 2022159.65
01 August 2022146.44
01 September 2022150.31
01 October 2022141.94
01 November 2022152.09
01 December 2022132.19
01 January 2023129.37
01 February 2023131.68
01 March 2023119.79
01 April 2023115.22
01 May 2023107.23
01 June 2023109.23
01 July 2023112.79
01 August 2023121.15
01 September 2023126.76
01 October 2023125.09
01 November 2023125.09
01 December 2023119.03
01 January 2024114.48
01 February 2024114.48
01 March 2024118.75
01 April 2024117.36