The government is ramping up its zero carbon agenda, but how keen are HGV operators to jump onboard when the technology is struggling to keep pace with the demands of running a fleet of vehicles? Last month (November) prime minister Boris Johnson set out a £12bn ‘Ten Point Plan’ to spearhead his so-called Green Industrial Revolution. As part of the drive to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 it is accelerating the development of offshore wind and low […]
Tyre maker Bridgestone has become the first commercial organisation to financially back the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS). The partnership agreement will enable the FTA, which manages the scheme, to develop a series of annual low carbon awards and a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the business benefits for operators who join the scheme. As part of the agreement, Bridgestone will sponsor an LCRS fuel efficiency award at the FTA’s annual logistics carbon reduction conference in May 2013. Rachael […]
Heavy investment by R Swain & Sons led to a dip in profits last year, but it has stood the national distribution firm in a strong position for the future, according to its MD.
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]