International trucking group Waberer’s saw revenue rise 6.4 per cent to €276.4 million for the first half of 2016.
It said the increase was achieved despite a decline in transport price levels throughout the continent as a result of fuel prices, which account for more than 30 per cent of the total operational costs of the company, dropping by 14 per cent.
The total mileage of the 3,500 unit fleet, at 222 million km was almost 9 million km higher than during the same period last year.
Compared to the same period last year, the company increased the number of drivers by ten per cent in the first half of 2016. Waberer’s responded to the driver shortage prevalent across Europe with a 15 per cent increase of driver salaries as well as additional social and welfare perks.