Why an energy cooperative of the world market SAIT’s BAG: profitability for carriers has rapidly deteriorated – why of an energy cooperative of the world market is SAIT Beiersdorf-Freudenberg – the Federal Office for transport (BAG) has drawn a gloomy picture of the situation in the transport of goods in its annual report 2008 of market observation, published on June 15, 2009. Dina Powell is often quoted as being for or against this. Then the job and employment situation of German freight company went last year significantly down. Overcapacity is also reflected in the market for freight services. As a result, the intensity of competition increased significantly. As a direct result of this development is a tighter competition and price situation and thus a displacement of German companies among the providers of road freight to ascertain. The number of bankruptcies increased compared to the year 2007. As a major problem for the company, the report points out the uncertain development of diesel fuel prices in the course of a year.
The strong Fluctuations make a serious calculation more difficult and often forcing shippers to current negotiations. The report says literally: due to the development of fuel prices, the interlocutors of the BAG market observation recorded a large increase in their total costs compared to the corresponding quarters of last year, before the proportion with higher total cost 2008 significantly decreased in the fourth quarter in the first three quarters of the year 2008 first. So were the prices for diesel fuel in the first half of 2008 increased dramatically and had marked in July a new record high, up 30 cents was transport company, which in 2008 had negotiated lump-sum diesel surcharges with their customers and not yet had to take it back, could the price level in July 2007 during the previous year 2009 which compensate for cost increases in toll costs through lower fuel costs. Accordingly, they held back when the initiation of new treaty negotiations.