RH Freight has appointed Bryony Attenborough to the newly created role of energy and environment officer.
Attenborough has 12 years experience in the field and will be responsible for putting environmental policies into practice across the group’s 18 UK locations. She will begin with assessing the current levels of energy usage and introducing recycling schemes.
Future initiatives are likely to include talking to drivers about improving fuel efficiency and freight account managers about how they use their PCs.
Last year, RH implemented a £2 million IT system in a bid to manage fuel and deliveries more effectively, and spent £1.6 million introducing 28 Renault Magnum tractor units, which exceed engine technology standards.
Ian Baxter, managing director of RH Freight, said: “The freight transport industry is already well down the path of stabilising carbon emissions. Within the industry as a whole there is a strong culture of improving efficiency, and at RH Freight we are particularly committed to this.”