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As an important enabler to the economy, the freight transport industry has a significant contribution to make towards meeting the UK's climate change targets. Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) currently account for approximately 17% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from road transport - and so road freight is a key area of focus in order to meet the target 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050. Reducing the impact of GHG emissions from road freight has challenges, not least because of the considerable reliance we have on road freight for our economy to operate. A suite of measures should be considered by government and industry to support the achievement of the UK's climate change targets. This study identifies a number of barriers to wider freight industry collaboration and highlights key outputs to encourage, facilitate and enable further collaboration to be undertaken. The research concludes that the 'easy wins' have already been taken and now the focus will need to be on more fundamental changes to encourage freight operators to work together in a constructive environment to allow the sharing of benefits to be realised by all stakeholders.

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