Freight Emission Reduction Group Support

Background & Challenge

Developed within the Department for Transport FERG (Freight Emission Reduction Group) the UK road freight sector has adopted a voluntary, industry-supported commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from HGVs by 15% by 2025 compared with 2015 levels. Both the major haulage trade bodies – FTA and RHA – support the commitment as do other freight industry groups. Development of the monitoring and measurement systems for the commitment is required to give reliable and timely metrics for the group. Additionally, promotion and dissemination of carbon reducing technologies are needed into the very diverse and disparate HGV operators community.


  • To support the UK Government and industry in helping monitor and deliver the 15% commitment using improved metrics, best practice dissemination and case study examples for SMEs

Actions & Outputs

  • Closely engage with BEIS and DfT to clearly define the target and current means of assessing progress.
  • Review data sources; agree and develop tools to support UK Government in measuring progress towards delivery of the 15% target using robust, current statistics
  • Working with the existing EST Freight Portal to develop list of carbon cutting technologies & fuel options
  • Develop case studies and a truck operator guide to provide best practice examples to help provide SMEs with the tools and ideas to meet the GHG reduction commitment
  • Disseminate results through two regional outreach events, other communications routes


April 2020 to March 2021

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

Commercial Vehicle Emissions Consultant

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