FTA's LCRS awards to celebrate freight carbon reduction

As the judges met in mid-march to establish the winners of The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) they were highly impressed with the high standard of innovation and carbon cutting measures featured in entries for this year's inaugural Awards.

LCRS members were invited to put forward their carbon reduction initiatives by completing an application within the following categories:

  • Carbon reduction through use of alternative low carbon fuels and technologies (sponsored by Iveco Trucks);
  • Carbon reduction through fuel efficiency (sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, LCRS partner);
  • Carbon reduction through use of low carbon transport modes.
  • Carbon reduction through innovative fleet management;

Stewart Oades, the president of Freight Transport Association, was one of the six judges for the Awards said: "The LCRS Awards give members the opportunity to profile carbon reduction initiatives that they have been undertaking to improve efficiency, reduce fuel usage and ultimately reduce emissions. The applications also provide us with some excellent case studies to inspire other companies to make carbon reduction part of their logistics operations. I look forward to presenting the worthy winners with their awards at the Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference."

The Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference is a unique interactive event which provides specialists carbon reduction advice and takes place on Wednesday 22nd May at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire, for freight operators with a range of workshops to suit their own fleet and business. It is a chance for fleet operators and owners to get together and discuss the goings-on and technology in the commercial industry.

The conference, which is sponsored by LCRS industry partner Bridgestone Tyres and Iveco Trucks, will be chaired by the technical services director, Dave Rowlands, and will include an address from Professor David Cebon, Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge. The professor’s address will focus on the role of road freight in greening the transport sector. The conference will also feature speakers from Iveco UK, B&Q, John Lewis Partnership and Tesco.

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The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

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WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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