FTA scheme’s first annual report lands during Climate week 25 March 2011

FTA has published the first annual report on its voluntary scheme to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from HGVs and vans – coinciding with Climate Week.

It reveals that, since December 2009, the Freight Transport Association's Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) has attracted the support of nearly 50 hauliers, ranging from major high street retailers and third party logistics providers to utility companies, operating in excess of 40,000 commercial vehicles.

The scheme calls on businesses to provide details of their fuel usage, fleet and activity data – information collected routinely by operators to manage their businesses.

Participants in the scheme are committing collectively to an 8% reduction in the intensity of carbon emissions by 2015 (compared to 2010 levels).

"Carbon dioxide emissions from freight represent 30% of all transport emissions, and the industry recognises it has an important role in bringing overall levels of emissions down," comments the FTA's chief economist, Simon Chapman.

"The 8% intensity reduction in just five years is challenging," he admits. "However we believe it is achievable, given the opportunities that alternative fuel and vehicle technology offer in improving fuel efficiency and the contribution that telematics and traffic office IT can make to working resources harder."

John Challen

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