UK fuel prices rising

The price of oil is rising again and is taking its toll on World markets. Over the Easter period in the UK, the cost of fuel reached a five year seasonal high. These statistics were taken from AA Fuel Price Reports. Here at Intercity Couriers, we aim to offer the most competitive price but with fuel costs rising we have to make sure our drivers are trained to drive to get the best out the expensive fuel we have here in the UK. The anticipation of traffic to reduce braking, using the most effective gear to reduce engine speed and stop/start technology is helping us to run as efficiently as possible.

The UK Average showed a rise of 4.4p per litre with within April 2019. This equates to approximately £2.50 per full tank of fuel based on a typical 55-litre tank. With one of our drivers sometimes using two tanks of fuel per van per day. This can quickly accumulate over the weeks into hundreds of pounds.

UK Fuel Duty is amongst the highest in the world. FairFuel UK has succeeded in many duty freezes over the last 9 years but despite this, we as businesses and consumers are still battered by these prices.

Since Brexit, we have seen an increase on the oil alone without the increase of the duty. Oil is sold in US dollars and since the referendum in 2016, the pound has decreased giving us less value for money when purchasing oil costing millions of pounds in the last 2.5 years.

We try to combat these fuel prices to combine loads and using local drivers from all over the UK to cut down on the mileage as much as possible. We are even seeing sub contact self-employed drivers waiting in areas that they have just delivered in for up to 2 days, for the hope of a collection nearby to reduce mileage and fuel costs

UK Parcel & Goods Delivery
leicester courier service

Inter-City Couriers

Inter-City Couriers in Hinckley specialise in rapid response, direct deliveries throughout the UK and Europe. Since we began trading in 2003 we have run our business according to the highest principles of courier service, reliability and trust, building a large portfolio of customers who know that Inter-City Couriers is a name they can rely upon.

Contact Us

Couriers Leicester

Same day courier service conveniently situated in Leicester, in the heart of the Midlands, giving us easy access to the M1 and M6 corridors and we are also a member of a national courier network allowing us to collect and deliver from any point of the UK or Europe at a moments notice.

Your consignment will be collected within 1 hour of booking confirmation (circumstances permitting). Your parcel delivery is important to us. We understand the necessity to get your delivery completed the SAME DAY and on time. We will keep you up to speed with your consignments journey as part of our service.

Get a Quote

UK Parcel & Goods Delivery

Insurance repair work


All of our courier services have extensive insurance cover for all of our vans & drivers to ensure that your cargo is protected in the unlikely event of an accident. 

reputable commercial bodyshop


We have been delivering parcels and other obscure items from medical equipment to lamp posts for over 10 years and we have built up a reputation for reliability



We always aim to deliver your goods to their destination safely and on time whether it's on the same day or next day service.

Card Payments Accepted

We are now accepting credit & debit cards. You can pay over the phone when making your booking or when your goods have arrived safely at their destination

credit card payments

leicester courier google reviews

UK Link Couriers

Efficient and extremely reliable. Helped us out many times. Highly recommended.

Burbage Junior School

Inter City Couriers Ltd were wonderful! They generously supported the school when we got involved with SAL's shoes, a charity collecting shoes for children in Africa - they collected all our donated shoes and delivered them free of charge! Thank you so much from Burbage Junior School

Kerry Smith

Excellent Company, been using for years and they have never let us down - totally reliable. Drivers are always courteous and office staff friendly and helpful.

Have you used our courier service?

Google reviews are important to us and would be very grateful if you would take the time to leave us a review

Write Review