With emissions standards front and centre of the air quality debate, the Freight Transport Association has shared the huge strides of its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme since 2010.
The FTA Logistics Carbon Review 2017, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, reveals that operators within the scheme have achieved an impressive 7% reduction in their business’ emissions since 2010, significantly outperforming industry as a whole.
Now in its eighth year, the LCRS report highlights that the uptake in alternative fuels still remains challenging. Uncertainty over infrastructure and payback periods continue to limit expansion, yet despite these setbacks, LCRS members continue to trial alternatively fuelled vehicles, demonstrating their commitment to improving air quality nationwide.
Christopher Snelling, FTA Head of National & Regional Policy and Public Affairs, said, “The LCRS continues to grow in membership and in strength, and its members never fail to impress with their increasing efforts and versatility to adopt new technologies. The ongoing changes to air quality policy from Government will continue to challenge us, but I am confident that our members will continue to outperform industry as a whole.”
In 2016, LCRS members were also asked to provide the Euro standard breakdown for their vehicle fleet, and again are performing better than the industry average – over 35% of member HGVs are already compliant with the Euro VI emissions standards.