Case studies

The case studies on the site are from

LCFD project companies:

The Freight Best Practice programme:

This was funded through the Department for Transport, the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government and the case studies were produced by AECOM Ltd. We have, with AECOM’s permission, reproduced summaries of them here:

  • The Malcolm Group and Freightliner Ltd
  • Tesco – reducing its carbon footprint

These case studies demonstrate:

  • the number of HGV journeys saved
  • the number of road miles saved
  • fuel efficiency
  • fuel savings
  • CO2 reductions

We have also posted other case studies from the UK and Europe.

LCFD Case studies

Who benefited from the Low Carbon Freight Dividend, and how?  A series of case studies were developed that go 'behind the scenes' to find out how the project is worked for participating SMEs. 

Back to the future – using rail freight services to bring goods to the heart of the city (June 2014)

Freight services trial by TNT Express combines rail and low emission vehicles

LCFD Case studies

Who benefited from the Low Carbon Freight Dividend, and how? 

Orchid case study

Over 50 best practice case studies: Urban Freight, Green Logistics and e-freight

European case studies – best practice in Urban Freight, Green Logistics and e-freight.

FBP case studies

Three case studies which show the advantages of moving freight from road to rail.

Tesco - reducing its carbon footprint

This study is important because it shows that undertaking a strategic review of transport usage and executing a long-term plan (2006 -2011) can have significant environmental and business benefits.

The Malcolm Group and Freightliner Limited

This study is important because it shows that rail can be used for the short haul of containers.

“Lifting the Spirit" project will reduce lorry movements on busy roads

The whisky train - an example of modal shift.

The Co-operative’s Logistics Service uses rail to cut carbon emissions

Co-op’s use of rail saves 800,000 road kilometres in a year.