Bay Freight Limited is committed to reducing our impact on the environment during our day to day commercial activities. We believe that by making employees aware of the impact we have on the environment as well as advising them what we can do as a company to minimise our carbon footprint then together we will make a valued contribution to improving the global environment.
The management of the company continually review activities and investigate new alternatives where additional environmental benefits could be gained.
Drivers: The company is committed to assist drivers improve their vehicle MPGs by training driving staff to give them the skills necessary to drive in a manner that maximises fuel used.
Vehicles are fitted with the HAULTECH telematics system that allows the company to review driver and vehicle performance and the company is committed to retrain drivers as necessary where deficiencies are identified. – We are looking to reduce fuel used in the next 12 months by a minimum of 5%.
Direct delivery vehicles are routed in the most cost effective manner to keep mileage travelled to a minimum.
The Bay Freight transport desk is committed to loading vehicles to fill all space available and by back-loading vehicles when away from home they keep empty running to a minimum.
Bay Freight uses the Palletforce network to reduce own vehicle mileage. By consolidating small consignments using double deck trailers delivering to the Burton hub, vehicle delivery mileage is reduced dramatically.
Bay Freight purchases the DAF vehicles which are equipped with environmentally friendly engines designed to improve MPGs as well as reduce carbon emissions.
All vehicles and trailers are fitted with aerodynamic accessories which help reduce fuel usage.
Bay Freight specifies the fitting of Michelin fuel saving tyres whenever possible.
The company adopts an environmental approach to the disposal of consumables used in the process of our business. We recycle tyres, oil, Batteries as well as disposing of general waste and scrap metal responsibly.
The Premier Mill site:
The truck wash is designed to use grey water as well as rain water reducing the use of mains water for this industrial application.
Bay Freight is in the process of reviewing all site light fittings to low energy units which will reduce site electricity usage by over 50%.
Employees are encouraged to adopt a responsible approach to the environment both at work and at home. Recent initiatives include: improved management of the central heating using a timer, reusing paper whenever possible, printing documents when essential and using both sides of the paper to print on. 10% of employees cycle to work.
The environmental project for Bay Freight is led by Managing Director; Danny Bailey.