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Fuel performance can be improved by adopting simple measures involving the monitoring of fuel performance results

 Operational Efficiency

The efficiency of your entire operation depends on the effectiveness of lots of smaller parts, like fuel management and skills development of your staff. To help you see how all these parts fit together and work effectively in real operations, Freight Best Practice has a selection of guides and case studies available, showing real life benefits achieved from real life operators, just like you.

The Transport Operators' Pack (TOP) is designed for those with day-to-day vehicle and driver responsibility. TOP provides excellent practical ‘every day’ support material to help fleet operators implement best practice in the workplace and will act in direct support of tasks essential to running a successful fuel management programme. It includes helpful checklists and spreadsheets, forms to assist in the collection of fuel data, presentations, posters and key fact reminders.

Please note that the Transport Operators' Pack this item is no longer available to order but can be downloaded in full from the Resource Centre.

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...Improve Efficiency

This case study illustrates a number of ways in which Denbighshire County Council has sought to improve its fleet efficiency and move towards a sustainable future.  It feastures benchmarking, vehicle acquisition, workshop facilities and a trial of bio-diesel.

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A Case Study on the Tankshare scheme showing the benefits of groupage operations.

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This Case Study shows the savings achieved by Denholm Industrial Services Ltd as a result of the measures implemented as part of the site specific efficiency improvement plan.

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This Case Study explains how consolidated services to Heathrow Airport reduce lorry congestion and improve air quality.

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....and the Environment.

Describes a trial performed in Nottingham by Royal Mail Group Plc that offers an innovative, environmentally friendly solution to address the problem of failed deliveries.

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This Case Study shows how Jaguar Cars made substantial cost savings through the introduction of a new streamlined and re-engineered logistics system.

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Featuring Kidds Transport and CRL Distribution.  This Case Study shows how savings can be made from implementing a regular wheel alignment programme including increased fuel savings and extended tyre life.

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Describes the benefits experienced in construction through the use of the LCCC consolidation service.

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This Guide shows you how to find and choose backloads in order to improve your fleet efficiency.

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This Case Study shows how back-loading, driver training, routing software and a fuel management programme has significantly improved operational efficiency at Yearsley.

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...Efficient Road Freight Operations

Offers practical advice on how to implement an appropriate preventative maintenance plan.

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This Case Study highlights the benefits of pooling the resources of different companies to win and manage larger logistics contracts.

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...of Distribution: Transco National Logistics.

This Case Study shows how Transco National Logistics reduced their costs, mileage and CO2 emissions through the use of alternative fuels, stepframe trailers and improved vehicle routing.

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...Management: Corus and TDG

The case study considers the role of a Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) organisation in helping to improve supply chain efficiency. It shows how TDG have developed a central freight transport platform to look after the logistics needs of the major steel producer, Corus.

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The University of Westminster, funded by the Department for Transport, carried out a scoping study in order to identify the potential for the development of Urban Freight Consolidation Centres (UCCs) whose principal objectives are to alleviate local environmental and traffic concerns in urban areas. This Report highlights circumstances where UCCs are most likely to be successful, the likely beneficiaries and also presents an evalutation model, which allows different types of UCCs to be evaluated and their impacts established.

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...the Operational Efficiency of Regional Distribution Centres (RDCs).

This Guide shows how the RDC operators and their partners can improve efficiency, meet their customer service obligations and minimise environmental impact.

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