Factors influencing carrier decarbonization efforts
Those participating in the Road Carrier Survey were asked to identify the five most important factors affecting decisions relating to the business as a whole and more specifically to decarbonization investments, chosen from a list of fourteen options.
- The cost-saving potential was the highest-ranked factor by a significant margin, reflecting competitive conditions and slim profit margins in the European trucking industry. Expected return on investment was also highly ranked.
- Customer demand was the second most highly rated factor, and highestranked among external factors, well ahead of legislation at either EU or national levels and public opinion.
- Truck manufacturers (OEMs) which manufacture the vehicles, were considered the third most important driver of decarbonization in the road freight sector.
- Of factors internal to the carriers, company culture and values were highly rated.
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43% of European carriers are unable to measure their CO2 emissions.
Today, the road freight transport market accounts for roughly 19% of European transport-related CO2 emissions. However, 43% of European carriers are unable to measure their CO2 emissions, and 60% of small carriers believe that environmental efforts yield little or no commercial benefit. How can we move toward a more sustainable supply chain when so many carriers lack the ability to accurately measure or adjust their environmental impact?