The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight is a collaborative effort between Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities and industry partners in the freight, logistics and technology sectors, with a major 5-year grant from EPSRC.
Its main purpose is to research engineering, technological and organizational solutions to make road freight economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. The centre has a £5.8 million funding for the first 5 years. More specifically, the Centre is focused on the following areas:
- develop innovative technical and operational solutions to road freight transport and management challenges;
- research the sustainability of road freight transport: from tactical to strategic, fundamental to applied, micro and macro-level perspectives;
- develop tactics and strategies to meet Government emissions reduction targets for the road freight sector, mapping out ways to provide an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions due to road freight transport by 2050.