CO2 Levels Continue To Fall With The Introduction of Euro 6

In any haulage based supply chain programme, fuel is always going to be the biggest single contributor of CO2 emissions. In fact, some 92% of all Fowler Welch emissions come directly from the diesel fuel consumed by our fleet. With this as the major factor, it does mean we have a very singular focus in our efforts to cut our emissions output. So ever-greater fleet efficiency and fuel economy is a major consideration in everything we do. Today, we are successfully cutting these fuel-driven emissions across our 320 strong fleet, through such initiatives as:

First ambient longer trailer on the road in the UK increasing capacity by 15%

Detailed reporting of driving style, through the fleet wide telemetry

Extensive in fleet trial of low resistant tyres with varied types of fuel patterms and rubber, across various truck models

Aerodynamic developments with both tractor units and trailer

One third of the fleet is now Euro 6

Additionally our fleet replacement programme ensures the most modern, fuel efficient, low emission vehicles replaced every three years.

Introduction of the new Schmitz own make fridge unit. We are one of 5 UK companies chosen by the manufacturer to take one over a trial period and compare it with the Thermoking & Carrier units in our fleet.

The effect is significant savings in CO2 emissions over the last 12 months, we are well on track to exceed our commitment to the FDF 2020 targets.

 

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trailers ... all fitted with satelite tracking.