Empty Miles Cost The Earth

Earlier this year, scientists reported that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, underscoring the urgency of action to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change.

To do its part, the road transport sector, which contributes about 6% of global energy-related emissions, would need to expand green processes in order to save fuel and minimize greenhouse-gas emission.

Yet owners of corporate fleets and freight forwarders face two dilemmas: almost a quarter of all freight trips are run empty, on the other hand, freight brokers have limited information to be able to find&booking the nearest available truck. The clerks using the traditional methods phone, email, load boards are lacking transparency regarding transportation capacities of their reliable hauliers in the loading area.

Since March 2016 it is a closed trucking platform out there for Freight Forwarders and Hauliers to share future transportation availability and freight jobs. On the online digital map-like surface freight clerks find free trucks in just a few clicks, with full transparency of the freight rates and truck information, including the engine emission category. TrucksOnTheMap is a promising initiative indeed. If Freight Forwarder could make their choice based on emission and planned empty running to the destination, that would cut dead-head trips and save tonnes of carbon emission right away.

See you on TrucksOnTheMap.

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