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Press Release 6 July 2021

Freight Portal relaunched to provide greater support for operators to tackle carbon emissions and costs

Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal the relaunched and revamped Freight Portal, providing greater help and support to operators to reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills.

The Freight Portal contains information on vehicle adaptations, training courses, and telematics systems. It also illustrates how freight operators can make their operations more efficient, improve their green credentials, expand the skill set of their drivers and become more economical in the long term.

In addition, the refreshed portal now includes new case studies, worked costings examples, and new tools that provide further free and impartial advice.

Tim Anderson, group head of transport, Energy Saving Trust, commented: “The revamped Freight Portal will be an excellent resource for road freight operators of all sizes and will support them in their efforts to reduce emissions from vehicle operations and lower costs.

“The new fuel cost cutter tool can identify potential savings that operators can make by taking action right away, and our new suite of guides, case studies and reports will provide insight and encouragement for businesses within the freight industry, allowing them to move goods in a more sustainable way as we head towards net zero.”

Transport Minister, Rachel Maclean, said: “As we strive to Build Back Greener from the pandemic, the relaunched Freight Portal will provide freight operators with useful information and support to make their operations more efficient. It’s packed with advice and ideas that will not only help operators of all sizes cut their costs, but also reduce their carbon footprint.”

Andy Eastlake, managing director, Zemo Partnership, said: “We and our 200+ members know that the journey to low and zero emissions starts with having good and reliable information, whether about available technologies, policies, cost-effective solutions or learnings from people who have already shown the way. The Freight Portal helps fleet operators to navigate those important first steps towards decarbonisation. We’re pleased to be working with DfT and Energy Saving Trust, bringing many of the key participants together to make support available to every operator in the road freight sector.”

Operators can visit the portal today and sign up for newsletters and updates on further new developments and tools to help reduce carbon emissions and costs at: thefreightportal.org

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Notes to editors:

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as the UK transitions to net zero.

We empower householders to make better choices, deliver transformative programmes for governments and support businesses with strategy, research and assurance – enabling everyone to play their part in building a sustainable future.

The Freight Portal

The Freight Portal has been created by Energy Saving Trust in partnership with the Department for Transport and Zemo Partnership.

Last updated: July 6th, 2021