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Face the logistics carbon reduction challenge, says FTA

Due to increased pressure from both Government and customers, commercial vehicle operators must face the challenge of reducing carbon emissions from transport, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

The FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference, taking place on Tuesday May 29, will examine the contribution that the freight industry can make to national greenhouse gas reduction targets, whilst giving operators an increased competitive edge, an enhanced image with customers and greater staff engagement.

Sponsored by Logistics Carbon Reduction scheme partner Bridgestone Tyres and by Map & Guide, the conference will be chaired by FTA president Stewart Oades and will include a keynote address by Professor Alan McKinnon of Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg.

Delegates will hear about the latest carbon reduction practices undertaken by operators linked to burning less fuels, using low carbon fuels, reducing empty running and using rail and short sea services in supply chain.

Subjects covered include:

• The role of freight in the decarbonisation of the transport sector
• Opportunities to reduce carbon emissions by freight modal split
• The impact of climate change on the EU’s carbon agenda
• ‘White vehicles’ – sharing resources between customers and operators
• Managing drivers and reducing mileage
• Evaluating and utilising alternative fuels and low carbon technologies

For further information, go to www.fta.co.uk/events.

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