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FTA is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics. We are the only organisation in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. As champions and challengers, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, greatly increasing the impact of our messages and achieving amazing results for Members.

FTA supports the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS), an industry-led scheme dedicated to recording, reporting and reducing carbon emissions from freight. The latest data released in the LERS eighth Annual Report Update shows that LERS members registered average emissions levels 13 per cent per vehicle km lower than in the wider logistics industry. This reduction in emissions directly led to a similar saving in fuel costs. The LERS demonstrates how supply chains can reduce carbon emissions through voluntary agreements rather than regulation and shows how businesses and the environment can benefit from sharing best practice.

FTA is also supporting logistics in meeting carbon reduction targets by promoting and supporting the use of alternative fuels. Operators of national heavy goods vehicle fleets are considering wider use of natural gas and biomethane powered vehicles to help achieve operational efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions. To support this FTA has developed a natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles manifesto for achieving breakthrough in the take-up of natural gas-powered heavy goods vehicles.

For further information to become a member – www.fta.co.uk

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