(PRWEB) September 12, 2008
There's unlikely to be much Christmas cheer for the haulage industry at large, with LEZ, lorry fuel prices and congestion charges conspiring to make hauliers lives a misery. Haulage Exchange is seeking to make 3 companies' lives a little bit easier this festive season, by providing 3 lucky winners with £1000 worth of fuel, simply for filling out a form - and the best thing is that it's open to all UK haulage companies, members and non-members alike.
Haulage vehicles take a lot more fuel than cars, and as such fuel stops racking a bill of up to £1000 aren't uncommon. For that reason, a free tank of lorry fuel can make a big difference to a lorry's profit margins. The competition doesn't require any specialist knowledge - it's simply a prize draw, so all you need to do is fill in a few details and submit.
Anyone feeling wary that they will be bombarded with junk mail needn't worry - Haulage Exchange do not sell on the contact details to anyone else, and those who don't want to hear about the many benefits of the freight exchange can easily opt out of any contact from the company themselves. In fact, the only stipulation is that you must run a commercial UK haulage company - unfortunately car owners need not apply. Haulage companies have until the end of the year to enter, and will find out in early 2009 whether they have their first few trips on Haulage Exchange. It will certainly help many hauliers' New Years' Resolution to become more thrifty!
Managing Director of Haulage Exchange Lyall Cresswell hopes that the competition really makes a difference to the lucky winners: "Obviously these are worrying times for haulage companies with the cost of lorry fuel just continuing to rise so dramatically, and it's nice for us to be able to help out some companies. Hopefully we can make all the difference for them." Mr Cresswell is clearly not oblivious to the marketing potential as well, however: "We're always looking for ways to speak to more hauliers, but only because we're convinced our product can help them a great deal. Many haulage companies don't use an online freight exchange, and in our experience it can make all the difference between a thriving business and one that's living hand to mouth. That said there's no obligation to hear from us again - if you just want to enter the competition and never return, that's fine too."
Of course, those who do sign up for more information will find that Haulage Exchange could earn them far more than a paltry £1000 worth of lorry fuel. One case study the company cite is that of Deltrans Express, who managed to engineer £15,000 worth of extra business after less than 2 months on the freight exchange. "The free lorry fuel might bring people in," said Cresswell "but it's the lively freight exchange that will make us hauliers first stop for extra backloads".
About The Transport Exchange Group
With offices in London and Nottingham, The Transport Exchange group operate two of the largest freight exchanges in Great Britain. Haulage Exchange (http://www.haulageexchange.co.uk) is one of the UK's leading independent freight exchanges for the 7.5 Tonne market and beyond, while its sister site, Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk), is the UK's biggest exchange for express and same day movements and is now in its ninth year of trading.
Membership of the exchange is limited to accredited transport professionals, and offers them the chance to buy and sell domestic and international road transport industry services such as full loads, backloads, return loads, freight forwarding, and road haulage.
For more information, please contact Lyall Cresswell:
80 Scrubs Lane
+44 (0) 870 241 1472