Green help for white van man

A green transport initiative has been launched today (March 15) to help van drivers reduce emissions and offset their mileage.

The online transport website, UShip, launched its ‘Green Transport Network’ supported by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.

Transport companies can use the network to calculate their carbon footprint and offset their carbon emissions.

UShip offers a service to move hard-to-ship items such as cars, boats and heavy equipment and aspires to be the greenest online transport marketplace.

The Green Transport Network aims to provide the tools to assist delivery drivers in understanding their individual carbon emissions impact and how to take action.

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership managing director, Greg Archer, said: “With 1 of every 3 van miles being used for the collection and delivery of goods, vans make a significant contribution to the UK’s economic activity.

“Reducing empty running, along with the use of low carbon vehicles and fuels will help reduce unnecessary CO2 emissions.

“An initiative such as the Green Transport Network provides a vital tool and information source that helps van drivers reduce their impact and become more aware of how to participate in the solution.”

For further details of the scheme go to the Green Transport Network website here.

Alison Brown

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