Project: Freight Quality Partnerships

Reference: FL0207

Last update: 14/08/2003 12:48:31

Objectives

The specific objective is to encourage and facilitate the various stakeholders to develop, implement and manage Freight Quality Partnerships.

Following the publication of the Government's Sustainable Distribution Strategy in March 1999, the Department has been working in partnership with the industry, local government and the wider community. Working together, the aim is to promote a distribution system which promotes the economic growth, whilst minimising the social and environmental impact of distribution networks.

Application of the results will be through helping the various stakeholders develop and implement more FQPs.

Particular examples of what FQPs can achieve include agreements on routing, load sharing and town centre access. These can help to reduce congestion, emissions and the number of vehicles in and around an urban centre. FQPs can equally help improve the efficiency of freight distribution in rural areas. These improvements will all contribute to achieving the 0.7 million tonnes of carbon saving by 2010 attributed to the wider sustainable distribution policy and detailed in the Ten Year Plan.

Description

This project will produce, design and print two publications:

1. Good Practice Guide, a framework for establishing FQPs
2. Case studies, highlighting examples of best practice across a range of FQPs

These publications will reflect the format, style and approach of other Best Practice programme material.

Contractor(s)

AEA Technology Environment
Harwell Business Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QJ
+44 (0)1235 432201

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £38,205.00

Actual start date: 01 November 2002

Expected completion date: 31 March 2004

Publication(s)

A Guide on how to set up and run Freight Quality Partnerships
Author: TransportEnergy Best Practice
Publication date: 01/02/2003
£0.00
Source: TransportEnergy Best Practice
More information: http://www.transportenergy.org.uk/vpo/downloads/letter/GPG335.pdf

Freight Quality Partnerships Case Studies
Author: TransportEnergy Best Practice
Publication date: 01/02/2003
£0.00
Source: TransportEnergy Best Practice
More information: http://www.transportenergy.org.uk/vpo/downloads/letter/GPCS410.pdf

Summary of results

  1. Two publications aimed at those involved in setting up and running Freight Quality Partnerships. The Guide provides step by step guidance on how to set up and run an effective Freight Quality Partnership. The case studies highlight the experiences of five different FQPs, and look at why and how theywere established, who is involved and what progress has been achieved to date.