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Warner Cheaper haulage rates in next five years

11th May 1985, Page 11
11th May 1985
Page 11
Page 11, 11th May 1985 — Warner Cheaper haulage rates in next five years
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FOR THE users of transport road haulage will become comparatively cheaper in the next five years, according to a forecast made last week by independent management consultant Dr Bernard Warner.

Dr Warner, who was previously group director of planning and development at National Carriers, was addressing delegates at the Institute of Physical Distribution Management conference in Birmingham.

He believes that between 1985 and 1989 freight rates will increase more slowly than the retail price index (RPI).

Dr Warner's forecasts are bad news for hauliers because he believes that while rates will rise more slowly than the RN, hauliers' operating costs will increase broadly in line with inflation.

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