The Department for Transport helps the freight logistics industry to be efficient, resilient, environmentally friendly and safe. These pages contain information on road freight and encouraging a shift from road to inland waterway, short sea shipping and to rail. They also cover regulation, research and Government initiatives and the resilience of supply chains.
To find out more about what we do, read our 'Introduction to freight'.
The report presents an analysis of a number of HGV technologies with carbon saving potential and evaluates these technologies in terms of CO2 benefits, technology costs, environmental costs arising from production of the technology, safety and other limitations, and the maturity of the technology within the market. The report then provides a summary of which technologies are the most promising in terms of CO2 benefits when all these other factors are taken into consideration.
This document follows on from the departments Delivering a Sustainable Transport System. It looks in more detail at the issues concerning the movement of freight within Great Britain.
Freight facilities grants (FFGs) offer cash incentives for businesses to take freight off congested roads and move it to road or water.
- 21 April 2008
Dangerous goods are transported by various modes which are governed by mode specific regulations.
Information relating to the transportation of freight via railway are contained here, including information on rail freight grants.
Information relating to aspects of road transportation of freight are contained here.
Information relating to transportation of freight via water are contained here.
Copies of the Freight Future newsletter that covers activities supporting best practice in vehicle use.
Details of the Freight Logistics research programme, forthcoming projects and an Expression of Interest form for potential contractors.
The sustainable distribution strategy provides a framework to deliver a modern, efficient freight transport system across all modes.
Grants for projects that reduce the environmental impact of transporting aggregates.
Documents include: freight and road user charging, the Road Haulage Modernisation Fund.
Contact details and information on DfT's Freight Best Practice programme, which offers free publications to help freight operators improve their efficiency.
- 14 August 2006
Contacts in the department for freight enquiries.
- 18 November 2003
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- 23 March 2009
Find out more about the Department for Transport's work on freight.
- 07 September 2007
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