Skyroad takes no sides in the discussion of whether we are in a world of climate change, or not. We instead offer our customers the choice to partner with us in being Net Zero Carbon.
THE ROAD TO ZERO 2020
We know it's hard. Especially in Australia with our long distances and possibly the hardest road transport tasking in the world. But hard became easy on 01 January 2020 when we became Net Zero Carbon for our key customers.
Before any offsetting, we strived to reduce our emissions. Euro 6 trucks that reduce emissions by over 40% and carbon intensity by more than 6% versus Euro 5. New trailer designs. Optimised loading and unloading strategies. At our best we've reduced carbon intensity by as much as 47% by combining the optimum application of all these initiatives.
OUR FUTURE PLANET
Skyroad has partnered with QANTAS Future Planet to offset our residual Carbon Emissions for our customers who choose to be part of the Net Zero Carbon journey. Our offsets provide wind renewable energy projects in subcontinental Asia, and rainforest rehabilitation in South America. We're proud we're partnering in climate protection for the right reasons.
THE SEATTLE PROJECT
We have proudly partnered with UPS, Kenworth and Cummins to bring a special fleet to their time critical network. We reduced carbon intensity by 23.5% versus the prior industry standard solution. With the remaining carbon being fully offset you can breathe easy using UPS and Skyroad.
ADVANCED CUMMINS DRIVETRAINS
Kenworth and Cummins offered Skyroad Euro 6 emissions well before its release in Australia. Computer mission simulations allowed us to use their Integrated Power drivetrain with downspeeding resulting in better than 17.5% reduced fuel consumption. Our real life fuel economy results were within 3% of the simulations.
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY VAWDREY TRAILERS
Performance Based Standards allowed Skyroad to increase trailer capacity by 25%. The trailers were built using a special lightweight but strong steel, and are fitted with aerodynamic aids to drastically reduce drag. BPW supplied their latest Eco alloy hub technology. Lastly we saved hundreds of kilograms with Joloda Hydraroll floors.