Carbon Cutter - the need to act now
An innovative new service from ATS Euromaster that helps save money and the environment.
Developments over the last twenty years have highlighted a need to do more to preserve our environment. There has been a 5% rise in the UK transport sector’s carbon dioxide emissions since 1990. In 2008, the transport sector alone produced 130.3 million tones of our carbon emissions, almost a third of which can be directly attributed to road based freight transport.*
Nowadays the green issue is high on the Government's agenda. Legislation has been introduced following the Kyoto agreement, the Climate Change Act and as part of governmental budgets to actively tackle the issue of carbon emissions. Within these policies, stringent targets have been set for the UK to reduce our carbon output. We must lower our emissions from the levels set in 1990 by 34% by 2020 and a further 80% by 2050. (Climate Change Act 2008)
On-Site Inspections carried out by our trained technicians for larger truck fleets nationwide.
After Inspection all tyres that have been checked will be fitted with green valve caps. We will also leave a sticker detailing the recommended pressure per tyre and we will provide you with a report detailing all work we have carried out.
Reducing your carbon emissions will also save you money on fuel if we are to meet the targets set for reduction of carbon emissions in the UK we need to start to look at how we can improve our practices now.
With the freight transport industry contributing almost a third of all transport emissions, ATS Euromaster is launching new initiatives aimed at helping our customers to improve their carbon emissions. With the Carbon Cutter service we have found that something as simple as regulating tyre pressures and getting wheel alignments right has an impact.
By comparing a vehicle running with 'new' Michelin tyres only, at the suggested pressures, with one which has tyre pressures 20% below suggested levels there would be an extra fuel cost of £731 a year. It will needlessly contribute an extra 1.91 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere too.*
The monetary and carbon costs of having mis-aligned wheels are equally significant. A vehicle that is just one degree mis-aligned on the first steer axle (compared to one that is correct) will cost approximately £1,245 in extra fuel per year or 2.94 tonnes of CO2.*
What to expect from your report
After we've inspected your fleet, we'll send out your report by email. Our reports provide you with a detailed breakdown of the vehicles we’ve inspected. It will identify whether the tyres were at the recommended pressures, and whether their wheel alignment on each vehicle was correct or not.
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Terms and Conditions:
1. The Carbon Cutter service is charged at a 15 minute rate - details available from your Account Manager.
2. Tyre pressures will be adjusted in accordance with tyre manufacturers’ recommendations at no extra charge.
3. Wheel alignments will be checked and, wherever possible, adjusted on site, a charge will be made for the re-alignment.
4. Valve caps, valve extensions and any other products and services provided will be subject to a charge.
5. ATS Euromaster reserves the right to amend or withdraw Services at any time without prior notification.
6. ATS Euromaster Terms and Conditions apply in respect of all products and services.
*The figures have been provided by Michelin Tyre plc following simulations carried out by them and have been calculated on the basis of the following information and parameters: Use of Michelin New tyres; A tri-axle tractor unit and tri-axle trailer, operating at 44 tonnes gross train weight; Vehicle covering 130,000 kilometres per year; Diesel fuel cost of £1.00 per litre plus VAT; Average fuel consumption of 8 miles per gallon; For every litre of diesel consumed around 2.62 kilogrammes of CO2 is produced (DFT figures); Comparison made between a vehicle which is correctly aligned and a vehicle that is one degree mis-aligned on the first steer axle; Comparison made between a vehicle fitted with new Michelin tyres at the suggested tyre pressures and a vehicle which has tyre pressures 10/20 percent below the suggested levels; Cost savings for other sizes and brands of tyres will vary from the above.
“Click here to view case study »Together we developed a new tyre policy which has put the ability to manage our tyres directly back into our own hands. As well as changing supplier, we've also changed the brand of tyres we're fitting too - plus ATS Euromaster carry out an in-depth tyre inspection every month.” Geoff Moulton,Managing Director; Anglia Freight