London, UK (PRWEB) September 24, 2009
With the Government aiming to slash greenhouse gases 80% by 2050, there has been huge pressure on the delivery work industry - and specifically haulage companies - to take responsibility for reducing its carbon footprint.
Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Haulage Exchange, tackled the carbon footprint issue head on six months ago with an innovative plan called "Regular Runs." At the launch of his new scheme Lyall said, "Haulage companies are suffering from two major problems. Not only are they being affected by the current financial climate, they also have the added pressure of having to meet strict new carbon emissions targets set by the government. By tackling dead mileage, we anticipate our "Regular Runs" scheme will not only increase our members' revenue, but also significantly cut their carbon emissions."
Six months on and the news is looking promising. The scheme is starting to deliver on its twin promises, with Haulage Exchange members benefitting from this new addition to the tried and tested stable of freight exchange services. "I am confident that this is going to work hand-in-hand with our overall aim of helping our members reduce their carbon emissions", Lyall added. "Regular Runs is effectively creating a scheduled 'timetable' of regular haulage movements, nationwide."
"Regular Runs" works by providing its members (haulage companies) with a format for creating a timetable for regular movements. This can be constantly updated to reflect changes in the schedule and alterations to available load capacity on any given lane. Members retain full control of who views their journey details, and can operate privately with a few chosen parties, or open their opportunities to the wider community of haulage companies. This enhances their opportunities for securing additional delivery work for their company.
Regular Runs is a unique scheme and compliments the ad-hoc journey network. "Haulage companies are excited by the opportunities offered by the Regular Runs scheme, expecially in the UK market which has a preponderance of contract logistics business.
About The Transport Exchange Group
With offices in London and Nottingham, The Transport Exchange Group operates two of the largest haulage exchanges in Great Britain. Haulage Exchange (http://www.haulageexchange.co.uk) is one of the UK's leading independent haulage exchanges for the 7.5 Tonne market and beyond, while its sister site, Courier Exchange (http://www.courierexchange.co.uk), is the UK's biggest exchange for express and same day movements and is now in its ninth year of trading.
Membership of the exchange is limited to accredited transport professionals, and offers them the chance to buy and sell domestic and international road transport industry services such as full loads, backloads, return loads, freight forwarding, and road haulage.
For more information, please contact Lyall Cresswell:
80 Scrubs Lane
+44 (0) 870 241 1472