Assessing Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from Operational Strategy Perspective in Reducing Global Warming

Muhammad Akmal Asyraaf, Nur Farizan Tarudin


The thriving of the logistics industry in Malaysia has faced numerous challenges, and one of them is to reduce carbon emission. Government and agencies tend to give more attention to road passenger transports (public and private vehicles) rather than road freight transport (commercial vehicles) especially Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in a matter of reducing global warming. Despite in Malaysia, certain road haulages have not yet implemented the right strategy in their operation in order to support this carbon emission reduction and this leads to myriad problems in HGVs operational planning. This study aims to assess the right strategy for HGVs implementation in their operations in order to support Malaysia voluntary target to reduce 40% of its carbon emission by 2020. Hence, writers have developed a conceptual framework for the study’s objectives. The evaluation of this assessment is based on the HGVs operators’ perspective and writers had conducted a quantitative research approach by distributing questionnaires towards respondents. The data had been analysed by using descriptive analysis and simple estimation calculation on the cost to determine the difference between the company who practice the strategy and who doesn’t. Based on the preliminary result, most of them agreed that by using the right strategy, the operational cost and carbon emission can be reduced. The present research is therefore intended to make contributions to the field of green logistics as well as road haulage industry in Malaysia.


Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), Global Warming, Operational Strategy, Carbon Emission, Operational Cost

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