NatRoad launches resources to support trucking industry transition towards net zero

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NatRoad has launched “Get Fleet Fit” initiative; a set of resources to help the trucking industry transition towards net zero.

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Executive Summary

  • NatRoad has launched a set of resources at TruckShowX 2024 to inform and guide Australian truck operators to achieve net zero emission targets.
  • The initiative is named “Get Fleet Fit” and is designed for small to medium operators.
  • It is a positive and practical example outlining five steps to enhance fuel efficiency, reduce operational costs, and decrease carbon emissions.

Overview of Net Zero Transition

As part of their ongoing commitment to a sustainable road freight industry, the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) is proud to announce the launch of a new set of resources at TruckShowX 2024 in Victoria today. These resources are designed to inform and guide Australian truck operators as they work to do their part to help achieve the nation’s net zero emission targets.

“The trucking industry is a significant and irreplaceable arm of the nation’s freight hauling sector. Australia cannot run without trucking, and we will fail to achieve emissions reduction from road freight unless the transition is cost effective,” NatRoad CEO Warren Clark said.

“Transport customers are increasingly looking to reduce their supply chain emissions, which will increase the need for trucking operators to be able to understand their own emissions and the different strategies for emissions reduction.”

“It is these members and operators who are best placed to make the decisions and changes required to ensure they remain viable, while making a real contribution to emissions reduction. That’s the purpose of these resources, to help guide and advise them.”

Understanding the unique pressures and requirements of the trucking sector, NatRoad has developed the “Get Fleet Fit” initiative for small to medium sized operators, outlining five practical steps to enhance fuel efficiency, reduce operational costs, and decrease carbon emissions. These steps are detailed in a series of easy-to-understand factsheets available at https://www.natroad.com.au/member-resources/industry-resources/decarbonisation/

NatRoad is committed to working collaboratively with Ministers, Government, industry, members, and partners to support the transition to net zero carbon emissions. The “Get Fleet Fit” initiative is a positive and practical example of this commitment, offering truck operators the tools they need to succeed in a changing economic landscape.

This is the first phase of the Get Fleet Fit initiative, with further detailed guides being provided for each step over the coming months.

“Our aim is to not only assist our members to transition to lower emissions, but to also encourage a collective approach among all stakeholders in the industry,” Mr Clark said. “While the industry works to drive significant changes internally, we know that comprehensive support from the Federal Government is also crucial. That’s why we are advocating for a robust policy framework and have called for a $3.5 billion fund to help facilitate this vital transition for our sector.”

Become a Member

Be one of the first to get this practical member resources to help you manage a cost-effective transition to net zero emissions, along with a number of other resources.

Become a member here.