Here at Murray Hogg Haulage we understand that our Carbon Footprint will, by definition of the industry we work in, be larger than the average.
We have tried hard over the years to identify key areas of our business where we can make significant improvements to offset and help reduce the effects of our Carbon Footprint.
- Our fleet travel at an optimium speed - Resulting in greater fuel efficiency.
- Improved vehicle aerodynamics - Resulting in greater miles-per-gallon.
- Each vehicle is monitored using the latest telematics - Allowing us to learn the best ways to drive efficiently.
- Our fleet has improved exhaust and catalytic converter systems - Resulting in vastly improved exhaust emissions.
- Investment in the new Mercedes Euro 6 Emission Compliant Trucks, these are helping to reduce the companies carbon footprint. Read article on Bell Trucks Website here
- Drive efficiently and help reduce static running and vehicle idle time.
- All used engine oils are recycled and used as heating fuel during the winter months.
- Our travelling truck wash is eco-friendly and uses the minimum amounts of both water and detergent.
- All vehicles are fitted with forward-facing CCTV cameras for both our drivers and other road users safety.
Our Warehousing & Offices
- Our three warehouses all have intelligent LED lighting systems - Meaning no light is on longer than is needed.
- We have a recycling policy for all glass, paper, metal, plastic, tires, textiles, electronics, ink cartridges and anything else we use that is able to be recycled.
Carbon Footprint Definition
A measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions of a defined population, system or activity, considering all relevant sources, sinks and storage within the spatial and temporal boundary of the population, system or activity of interest. Calculated as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) using the relevant 100-year global warming potential (GWP100).
Greenhouse gases (GHGs) can be emitted through transport, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, and services. For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent of other GHGs, emitted.
We have achieved a lot over the past decade and are commited to continuel improvements and investment to ensure all of our hard work is not undone. We continue to work closely with our suppliers and other hauliers for ways our industry can improve its Carbon Footprint collectively.