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Centre for Sustainable Road Freight

Scheme type
Advice and Support
Benchmarking and Reporting
Air Quality
Greenhouse Gas Emissions


The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) is a collaboration between Cambridge, Heriot Watt and Westminster Universities and the freight transport industry. Industry members include freight operators, as well as manufacturers from the logistics and heavy vehicle sectors.  Advisory members include local, city and national government transport agencies, and major trade and research organisations– see diagram below.  The Centre performs fundamental and applied research into low carbon road freight, including vehicle engineering, logistics and policy.

The Centre is funded by a combination of research grants from the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK, The Transport Systems Catapult and other sources, as well as annual subscriptions from industry partners. This diverse funding portfolio ensures that the can perform a comprehensive research programme to tackle all important avenues of potential sustainability improvements for road freight.