Bibby’s Longer Semi-Trailer
Bibby Distribution has successfully cut the environmental cost of logistics while paradoxically expanding its fleet and number of sites.
2013 saw Bibby Distribution cut its overall diesel usage by 5.6%, even though their fleet grew. The impressive reduction has come by reducing empty running, and the introduction of additional 15.6m government trial Longer Semi-Trailers (LSTs).
Paul Kavanagh, Managing Director, Bibby Distribution, says: “Minimising the impact our business has on the environment is a top priority. We’re very pleased with the results we’re achieving.
“Investing in more sustainable ways of operating is essential. It’s not only a moral obligation, but it allows us to cut the cost of logistics. It makes us more competitive and delivers tangible environmental benefits to customers.”
Part of the reasoning behind this reduction is the fact that the entirety of Bibby Distribution’s fleet is now serviced by telematics, which has enabled efficient management of driving style, with an emphasis on excess engine idling and vehicle speed. This is backed up by ongoing driver CPC training, which includes sections on fuel efficiency.
On top of this, substantial innovations were made during 2013 including the introduction of an LPG-fuelled fleet for Unipart Rail and the establishment of a primary consolidation centre (PCC) network for Morrisons. Ongoing initiatives have also continued to deliver savings, with Bibby’s remould tyre policy resulting in a reduction of 220 tonnes of CO₂ last year.
Well done to Bibby.