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OPTIMISATION and Mobile Workforce Management technology company SmartTrans has issued a challenge to some of Australia's largest companies.

In response to the Australian Business Roundtable on Climate Change, SmartTrans Chairman John Forsyth AM says that the members of the Roundtable should put their money where their mouth is.

"The members of the Roundtable have called for a reduction in carbon emissions,” says Forsyth.

"SmartTrans has the systems to eliminate the need for up to 30% of delivery and service vehicles and therefore substantially reduce carbon emissions."

"I challenge members of the Roundtable, publicly, to adopt our systems as a first step in their Early Action agenda,” says Forsyth.

The members of the Roundtable include Gerry Hueston (President of BP Australia), Michael Hawker (CEO of IAG), Grant King (MD of Origin Energy), Keith Scott (Australian chief of Swiss Re), Harry Debney (CEO of Visy Industries) and David Morgan (CEO of Westpac).

These companies operate substantial vehicle fleets and are major contributors to carbon emissions.

"They operate fleets totalling many thousands of vehicles. We could reduce carbon emissions by up to 30%,” says Forsyth.

On top of any carbon emission reduction, even a 15% reduction of a fleet of 1,000 vehicles would produce about $15M annual savings plus the capital cost of 150 vehicles.

"Our Australian developed systems cost a fraction of the possible savings,” says Forsyth.

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