JOURNEYPLAN (or Truckdriver)

(Calculating the costs and times for delivering a truck load . .

. . for journeys and sea crossings between UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe)

Copyright Sollerta 2011

This utility is under development and is at a 'beta' phase. Please send comments to the webmaster via the "contact us" link on this page.

(Software on this website is provided 'as is' with no guarantee as to fitness for purpose. In no event shall Sollerta be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (however caused) arising from the use of such software)

Description of this web based Utility

Click here for a detailed description of how to operate this utility

Set up average speed
Miles Kilometers Average SpeedMph Km/hr
Currency to be used
GB Pounds Euros Exchange Rate    

Time and Mileage costs for running types of Commercial Vehicle

Based on cost data (2014) from the UK Road Haulage Association

I'll use RHA data I'll use my own cost estimates

Driver Daily Subsistence (Overseas Journeys) GBP Euros

Driver overnight subsistence will epend on whether the vehicle has a sleeper cab or not. See Driver's Overnight Subsistence for details

Prepare the Route which may require up to two sea crossings

Select Route

If the fare is unknown, 'JourneyPlan' will assume a value based on quoted rates for a single journey. Ferry companies emphasise that such rates do not represent the best rate that the haulier could obtain by negotiating with the Ferry company.

Start Point and Destination
Start Point Destination  

Journey Summary Times

On clicking the 'Show Distances' button the journey will be analysed in accordance with the EU driving Directive. A table shows the journey, broken down into components comprising statutory maximum drive times, break periods and rest periods, leading to the total elapsed time for the journey. The software does not take into account any over-arching conditions, for example the maximum permitted driving hours per week, as this would require assumptions of the driver's responsibilies other than the journey in question.


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