Australia’s second-largest source of greenhouse gas pollution is caused by the logistics industry with annual transport emissions now reaching over 9.2 million tonnes per year. These pollution levels grow every year at around 2.5% and without action our carbon footprint is set to double by 2050.
Logistics are a major cause of emissions
In addition, half of all Nitrogen Oxides emissions are caused by Transport pollution and these high emission levels have detrimental effects on our environment and remain a massive contributor to the rise in global temperatures across the world.
Australians are lagging behind Europe
Sadly, Australia is just one of a handful of countries without greenhouse gas emission standards on vehicles, but as we see our carbon footprint continue to increase, we can expect to see this change.
It is estimated that by 2025 the Federal Government will start introducing strong vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards. These changes will have a significant financial impact on the Logistics industry as industries struggle to adapt and evolve.
Reducing your carbon footprint can save you dollars too
It is this financial impact that has become a large motivator for many businesses to turn to Fleet automation in other countries. Fleet Automation uses advanced mathematical optimisation to provide the most efficient and practical driver manifests for hundreds of vehicles simultaneously.
The obvious advantages of automating your fleet management are the significant financial savings and ability to increase delivery capacity, but one of the key advantages that is often overlooked is the reduction in a business’s carbon footprint.
Will you lead logistics in reducing your carbon footprint?
Fleet automation calculates the optimum delivery route and reduces the need to have as many vehicles on the road at any given time. A 30% reduction in drive times are the norm for fleet optimisation. Not only is this a significant reduction in emissions but it is a significant cost saving too.
How prepared will you be for these impending regulatory changes? If you wait until 2025 to take action, will it be too late?