Heavy goods vehicles are expensive and heavy duty assets that are nevertheless strangely vulnerable to wear and tear and bad weather conditions. They are also notoriously expensive to run, with every minute spent idling in traffic or trudging around a detour wasting valuable and irreplaceable fuel. When operating an HGV fleet you therefore need to balance two pressing concerns: completing your deliveries on time, and doing so in the most cost-effective means possible.
Road congestion is a serious issue around Lincolnshire’s major towns, especially Lincoln, Grantham and Boston. The ring of A Roads around the city of Lincoln itself, including stretches of the A46, A15 and A158 are almost impassable at certain times of the day. A lot of this is commuter traffic and heavy goods vehicles. It becomes even more of a problem during school holidays, with a steady flow of tourist traffic clogging the A158 and A17 on the way to Skegness, Mablethorpe and the East Lincs coastal resorts.