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Warwick, UK – The UK Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) climate change policy manager Rachael Dillon has welcomed Bridgestone’s voluntary efforts to reduce carbon emissions, following the UK Department for Transport’s overall commendation of self-regulation across the sector.
Dillon said: “The FTA welcomes Bridgestone as our Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) industry partner.
“Bridgestone is the first supplier to the logistics sector to back the LCRS, a voluntary initiative to record, report and reduce carbon emissions from freight transport. Its involvement highlights the role that tire selection and management can play in supporting businesses’ efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency."
Bridgestone cites its Ecopia long-haul tire range as “a major factor” in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, along with its tire pressure monitoring systems, which are offered through the Truck Point fleet service network.
Ecopia tires are said to deliver radically lower rolling resistance, fuel consumption and environmental impact, while maintaining overall levels of tire performance and safety.