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Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs

Freight Transport Association hosting interactive conference event on carbon reduction

THE Freight Transport Association’s Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs conference, which takes place on Wednesday 22 May at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire, is an interactive event providing specialized carbon-reduction advice for freight operators with a range of workshops to suit their own fleet and business.

The conference will provide delegates with information to help them improve their efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and, ultimately, lower fuel costs, and will also celebrate individual companies’ efforts to reduce their carbon emissions with the presentation of the inaugural Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards.

The conference, which is sponsored by LCRS industry partner Bridgestone Tyres and Iveco Trucks, will include an address from Professor David Cebon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, on the role of freight in greening the transport sector, and delegates can choose from a range of sessions throughout the day to suit their operation:

Workshop session 1

  • The carbon case for collaboration; or 
  • Maximizing driver training to reduce carbon.

Workshop session 2

  • Greening fleets through alternative fuels and technologies; or 
  • Improving fuel efficiency through aerodynamics.

Workshop session 3

  • Making the most of available vehicle payload; or
  • Options for freight modal switch.

For conference fees and bookings, call the FTA Member Services Centre on tel: (08717) 112222; or visit: www.fta.co.uk/events/carbon_conference_2013.html

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