Expression of Interest form for potential contractors. You can also find information on the Freight Logistics Research Group where issues relevant to the Freight Logistics Research Programme are discussed.
The SAFED for Vans programme was launched by the DfT in 2006. This report is a summary (current at December 2007) that analyses the results of over 7,500 van drivers who had used the programme at that time. It identifies the achievements of the SAFED for Vans programme: including "on the day" improvements in MPG, reduction in gear changes, reduction in recorded driving faults and potential annual and carbon savings.
- 15 July 2009
The Department for Transport’s Freight Best Practice (FBP) programme aims to reduce the environmental impact of the freight industry in England through improved operational efficiency. The programme impact was quantified in fuel savings and reduction in carbon emissions during telephone interviews with truck operators. This report shows that FBP users have achieved significant financial and carbon savings through the fuel efficiency measures they have implemented.
- 19 November 2007
Department for Transport unit level evidence and research strategy freight and logistics division.
- 13 August 2007
A scoping study aimed at providing an overview of the UK LCV market.
- 31 January 2007
SAFED (Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving) scheme aims to improve the driving techniques of drivers of heavy goods vehicles through training. This will result in improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Databuild was commissioned by the Department to evaluate the impact of SAFED, in particular to measure the cost effectiveness and potential of the programme in England.
An introduction to the Freight Logistics Research Programme.
This form can be used as a basis for being invited to tender for projects in the Freight Logistics Programme.
- 20 January 2004
Information on research proposals.
- 11 June 2004
Commissioned by the Department for Transport, Cranfield University Business School has undertaken research on the vulnerability of supply chains and how to make them more resilient.
- 11 January 2006
This study by Mason, Simons, Peckham and Wakeman looks at the feasibility and resultant impact on freight mileage and CO2 emissions, of alternative distribution and sourcing strategies for fresh produce in the grocery industry.
- 25 January 2006
A scoping study into the potential for the application of a fuel bonus system for drivers in the road freight transport industry.
- 25 January 2006
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