Volvo Trucks already offers a number of products and services whose purpose is to reduce fuel consumption and, thereby, the environmental impact of Volvo Trucks’ customers. One example of this is Fuelwatch.
Volvo Logistics is working together with transporters
Volvo Logistics, which is responsible for Volvo Trucks’ transports, will develop a set of concrete measures together with its suppliers. “We are prepared to take on the tough challenge that a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 implies,” says Åke Niklasson, President of Volvo Logistics.
In conjunction with the “Logistics & Transport” exhibition in Göteborg, which takes place from May 20 to 22, Volvo Logistics will present its action plan for the reduction of carbon dioxide.
Halved climate impact a common goal
Volvo Trucks announced its challenge in conjunction with the seminar, “Klimatneutrala godstransporter på väg” (On the Road to Climate Neutral Freight Transportation). The seminar was organised together with Schenker, Preem, the Swedish Road Administration and Chalmers University of Technology, with participation from Åsa Torstensson, Minister of Infrastructure. These actors have a common goal – to halve the climate impact of goods transports by 2020 compared with 2005. In the long run, the aim is to make goods transports by road entirely carbon dioxide neutral.
January 22, 2008
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