Operators of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction (LCRS) scheme have reduced business emissions by seven per cent since 2010, according to the FTA's latest Logistics Carbon review. This achievement significantly outperforms the industry as a whole.
The scheme, which is sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, helps members to reduce carbon emissions through carbon reporting.
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 were found to be performing better than the industry average - over 35 per cent of member HGVs are already compliant with the Euro VI emissions standards.
Snelling added: “This is a very exciting and challenging time for our operators. There are increasing options for the electrification of our light commercial fleet, and I am positive that we can see some real change in the environmental performance of our HGV fleet in the years ahead.”