Trucking company prime movers in quest to cut emissions
Transforce Bulk Haulage runs a fleet of 11 trucks, including single trailers, B-doubles and road trains.
The company has upgraded its engines, sources energy from Greenpower and buys carbon offsets – all voluntary moves designed to cut emissions.
Transforce also rewards its drivers who, by changing their driving habits, use less fuel.
The move has reduced Transforce’s carbon pollution by 250 tonnes a year and means the company now accounts for all of its carbon emissions – a ground-breaking step for the Australian trucking industry.
In recognition of Transforce’s achievement, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus presented the company’s owner, Steve Fieldus, with a Carbon Neutral Program award at the national Carbon Farming Conference and Expo in Dubbo this week.
The Carbon Neutral Program includes corporate giants Virgin, Jetstar, Qantas, ANZ and NAB.
The combined efforts of all the companies involved in the program have resulted in a cut of more than 1 million tonnes of carbon pollution each year.