Project: Freight Future - Issue 5

Reference: Spring 2004

Last update: 07/09/2004 15:00:52


This is the fifth issue of TransportEnergy BestPractice's six-monthly newsletter, Freight future.
It is published for the freight industry and sponsored by the Department for Transport.


Did you know that in the last two years alone TransportEnergy
BestPractice has helped the freight industry in England to save
£65 million EVERY year? Find out more in the article Spotlight on Freight Savings on page 2.
Are you thinking about investing in new tyres? If your operation involves long-distance motorway trunking you could save money by fitting energy efficient tyres. These decrease your fuel consumption due to their lower rolling resistance compared to standard tyres. Case study examples described in Rolling on Energy Efficient Tyres on page 4 highlight the potential cost savings.
Also highlighted are several future publications. These include a Good Practice Guide, Planning for Freight on Inland Waterways, an easy to read Guide on aerodynamic styling, and an updated Case Study describing the fuel management programme at Thorntons. Existing TransportEnergy BestPractice publications for the freight industry can be ordered using the tear off form at the end of the newsletter


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £40,000.00

Actual start date: 01 December 2003

Actual completion date: 15 March 2004


Freight Future - Issue 5
Author: Freight Best Practice programme
Publication date: 15/03/2004
Source: Freight Best Practice programme
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