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Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs at LCRS Conference

The 2013 Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference, an interactive event designed to provide specialised carbon reduction advice for freight operators, is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 22 May at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire. At the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) conference there will be a range of workshops to suit freight operators’ own individual fleet and business.

LCRS is a scheme managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the 2013 event will focus on the latest operational and technological measures to reduce carbon, providing delegates with tactics to improve efficiency, and ultimately lower fuel costs. The conference will also celebrate companies’ individual efforts to reduce carbon with the presentation of the inaugural LCRS Awards.

The conference, which is sponsored by LCRS industry partner Bridgestone Tyres and Iveco Trucks, will be chaired by Dave Rowlands, Technical Services Director at Wincanton and includes an address from Professor David Cebon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, on the role of road freight in greening the transport sector. The conference will also feature speakers from Iveco UK, B&Q, John Lewis Partnership and Tesco. Delegates can choose from a range of sessions throughout the day to suit their operation.

Key sessions include:

• Panel session on greening fleets through alternative fuels
• The logistics carbon reduction challenge from a vehicle manufacturer’s viewpoint
• Maximising driver training to reduce carbon
• Options for freight modal switch

Places are available to FTA members at £325 + VAT for the first delegate and £275 + VAT for subsequent delegates, and to non-members at £385 + VAT for the first delegate and £345 + VAT for subsequent delegates. LCRS members, Logistics Carbon Working Group attendees and CarbonFTA subscribers will receive £100 discount on the above prices. For further information or to book a place, go to: http://www.fta.co.uk/events/carbon_conference_2013.html

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