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ANC figures questioned

6th April 1985, Page 26
6th April 1985
Page 26
Page 26, 6th April 1985 — ANC figures questioned
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

THE NEWS item about the ANC Courier service with Sherpa diesel vans (CM, March 16) says "Each courier can expect

an annual turnover of £75,000 to £100,000."

Based on an optimistic 50week year, that represents a weekly return of £1,500 to £2,000. Assuming this selfemployed courier is allowed to sleep, he may work up to 50 hours per week. A rate of £30.00 or £40.00 per hour! Or based on a 1,200 miles per week £1.25 or E1.66 per mile!?

At those rates the rest of us should consider rushing along to ANC after selling our fleets of artics which struggle to return £1,200 per week and rigids which regard a fourfigure weekly revenue as a bonus.

Are you sure you have not added an extra nought in the calculations?

R. W. AIKEN Willenhall West Midlands

ANC confirms that £75,000£100,000 is the correct figure. Carriage charges for the national collection and delivery of individual parcels are far greater than tonne-mile rates commanded by artics on general haulage, and understandably so. Without knowing the costs, a comparison of the revenue figures alone is surely looking at only half the equation. — Ed


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