Project: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Distribution - Transco National Logistics

Reference: GPCS 2101

Last update: 30/12/2003 14:52:08


Transco's National Logistics team identified that the environmentalperformance of their transport operation could be improved and also give related cost savings. The team had a number of ideas on how to make these changes. With the full support of management, they decided to embark upon three projects:

1. Introduction of alternative fuel vehicles
2. Introduction of step frame trailers
3. Optimising vehicle routing


A Case Study describing how Transco National Logistics achieved:
Cost savings of £113,000 a year
Fleet mileage reduced by 66,000 miles a year
123 tonnes of CO2 saved a year


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £12,000.00

Actual start date: 01 November 2002

Actual completion date: 09 June 2003


Good Pracitce Case Study 2101
Author: TransportEnergy BestPractice programme
Publication date: 09/06/2003
Source: TransportEnergy BestPractice programme
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Summary of results

  1. The annual environmental benefits, based on current trends, are:
    360 journeys avoided
    24,000 miles saved
    8,000 litres of fuel not consumed
    21 tonnes of carbon dioxide saved
    Reduction of other polluting emissions

    The financial savings to Transco amount to £32,000 per annum. Transco has demonstrated that good environmental practices will both enhance your reputation and save you money. The implementation of three initiatives has had the combined, annual environmental benefit of:
    reducing distance travelled by 66,000 miles
    reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 123 tonnes
    reducing emissions of other harmful pollutants
    reducing noise pollution