In the face of the climate emergency, consumers, shareholders and government are demanding increasingly urgent action. With HGV’s accounting for c.20% of the UK’s transport carbon emissions, the logistics sector has a key role to play and manufacturers and retailers must act now.

While technological advancements like hydrogen power and electric vehicles (EVs) hold immense promise, the solutions available in the near-term are currently of limited scale for hauliers. The sector must also grapple with the challenge of increasing congestion, with projections indicating a rise by 25% over the next 15 years, this will put additional strain on the timely distribution of products, a concern made even more pressing in the current low-inventory environment. 

So, what can the sector do now to accelerate plans towards logistics decarbonisation?