Carbon Zero Insights

If you’re a regular reader of the Freight Carbon Zero Briefing weekly email newsletter, you’ll know these include a regular industry commentary piece, giving our expert insights and observations on a particular topic. Some of our registered users have asked us where they can see all those insights in one place. At Freight Carbon Zero we’re always happy to oblige, so we have created this page especially for you to review all the previous reports. All you have to do is register with us to see them. If you have a topic you think we should be covering in a future commentary, please drop us a line at


Net zero targets are for life, not just a corporate statement...


If evidence were needed that a net zero claim is for life and not just the corporate strategy document, then the news that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has de-listed more than 200 companies from its Business Ambition for 1.5degC campaign is it. With impending European legislation set to ...


A view from America


The US is clearly leading the charge to net zero through a combination of state and federal incentives and more stringent regulations. Tim Campbell from Campbells Consultancy recently visited the “Work Truck Show” in Indianapolis and sent us this round-up from the show floor.

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The challenge of including load factors into carbon reporting


Building load factors into a fleet’s carbon reporting is essential if the report is to properly measure carbon reduction progress. But as Stephen Fitter, from Focus Net Zero explains, calculating it is not without complication…

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Examining the low carbon energy hierarchy of needs


As regular readers will know, we’ve been on a bit of a rollercoaster over recent weeks on the thorny subject of renewable fuels. Zemo’s lifecycle analysis report in January highlighted some significant greenhouse gas emission reductions on its per litre comparisons with diesel and since then, the RHA has called ...


We can’t do this alone


Positive news for the commercial vehicle industry this week with the new truck registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing the total market for all trucks above 6t GVW was up 13.5% on 2022. With total volumes now well over 45,000 this demonstrates some ...

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Decarbonisation beyond the truck


For this week’s newsletter we’ve given the mic to Dan Benhamou, Senior Vice President at Brookfield to widen the decarbonisation lens beyond the truck.