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Royal Mail joins logistics carbon reduction scheme in UK

LBR Staff Writer Published 04 March 2016

Postal service firm Royal Mail has joined the logistics carbon reduction scheme (LCRS) in the UK, which is designed to reduce carbon from road freight.

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Royal Mail is claimed to have the largest fleet in the country with around 49,000 vehicles.

To support the scheme, the postal service firm has taken various measures to control the carbon footprint.

The company has added aerodynamic specifications to all of its heavy goods vehicles, which are expected to reduce fuel consumption by around 5%.

Royal Mail has also recently purchased 300 Cartwright Cheetah Fastback trailers, as well as engaged with manufacturers to select a lighter weight trailer design.

Royal Mail fleet director Paul Gatti said: "Joining this voluntary scheme shows that Royal Mail acknowledges the carbon impact of its fleet and that we are very committed to managing it.

"It is also crucial that we continue to explore new ways to improve our fuel efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment given that we cover every single part of the UK."

Managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the LCRS scheme is a free voluntary initiative to record, report and reduce carbon emissions from freight transport.

The scheme has around 100 members, which own around 77,000 commercial vehicles.


Image: Royal Mail has joined UK's logistics carbon reduction scheme. Photo: courtesy of Royal Mail plc.