We are committed to ensuring we deploy the most efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles and assets across the UK, and we see this as a unique opportunity for our business to improve the environmental impact we make.
We operate a modern and clean fleet of Euro-6 compliant trucks, backed up by industry leading planning and routing systems. Recognising the impact road haulage can have on the environment and the negative effect on overall operating costs to the business that unloaded vehicle movement can have, we strive to achieve maximum efficiency of our transport network. Our depot network and business development activities are targeted towards achieving the lowest “empty mileage” of any operator in our sector. The result of which is fewer, more efficient loads on the road, minimising the impact on key outputs such as emissions and fuel burn.
We committed to continued investment in our plant hire fleet to ensure we maintain an industry leading age profile and minimise our environmental impact. We ensure that our assets conform to the latest emission standards. 90% of our plant hire assets meet a minimum of T3B with 30% of this meeting T4 Final standards. Our replacement programme ensures that as the London NRMM standards spread to other cities across the UK and regulations within London change in 2020 our fleet will be compliant and ready to work.
We are committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment; our goal is to minimise the negative impacts of our operations and protect the quality of the environment for future generations.
We aim to be leaders in minimising direct and embodied carbon emission, and to provide energy efficient, low carbon solutions for our clients.
Through innovation and application of industry leading practice, we aim to create a sustainable and high quality environment with as little impact as possible through the whole asset life cycle.
Efficiency is a key part of our business, and we aim to improve resource efficiency by reducing the use of natural resources and reducing waste.
All vehicles are purchased new in order to be the most fuel efficient, and to ensure we keep up to date with legislation we aim to replace vehicles every 2-3 years allowing us to take advantage of new developments.
Fuel efficiency is promoted through training; all of our drivers undergo ongoing fuel efficiency training as part of their CPC and FORS development plans. Fuel consumption is closely monitored and drivers are given positive feedback for good results and encouraged to continually improve.