Type of Lorry
Difference type of truck has dissimilarity load of capacity and maintenance. Capacity and maintenance taking into consideration as it’s similar to the car, the bigger lorry certainly pays more for its maintenance.
Distance is another impact to the lorry transportation’s rate as it’s consumed more fuel and time if the journey is longer. Port Klang to Shah Alam may just need 30 mins with 3.5 litres of fuel only, however, Port Klang to Melaka need more than 2 hours journey with 32.5 litres of fuel and yet some transport provider need to pay outstation allowance to their driver.
Fuel & Toll
40% of lorry transport rate will generally goes to fuel & toll. Therefore, every adjustment of diesel and toll rate by the government will then impacting the cost of running the business. In year 2000 each litre of diesel cost MYR 0.70 only, but today it’s more than double, which MYR 1.90/litre. Nevertheless, the recent hike up of toll rate within Klang Valley is another challenge to lorry transport’s provider to run the business and you may not get the same rate from your transporter anymore comparing to before November 2015.
As the cost of living getting higher due to the implementation of GST and other factors. The salary of driver will never be cheap, because a raise is necessity in order to keep them survive. Freelance worker used to be MYR 50 per day but I doubt can you still getting the same rate these days for doing load & unloading job? Perhaps “YES” but not in Klang Valley since the cost of living hiking up tremendously recent years.
In conclusion, there are reasons why you might get difference rate from few company’s quotes.