Reading Buses has named a low-carbon bio-gas double deck bus after Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield University , one of the UK ’s top transport and supply chain research establishments.
Richard is distinguished in the field of logistics and transport and is the Chairman of the Chartered Logistics and Transport.
The naming of the bus recognises Richard’s works across the logistics world and the close ties Reading Buses has with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and its continued commitment to the development of both its people and its business, including learnings from outside of the bus industry.
The bus is one of Reading Buses latest generation low-carbon bio-gas buses, a sustainable fuel source adopted in line with the company’s Planet Reading environment and sustainability strategy.
Richard, commenting in his role as Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield University and Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, said: “Creating sustainable transport solutions for both goods and people is critical to the success of the UK economy for today and future generations.
“We need to ensure that we can continue to prosper as a society without destroying the world in which we live. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d have a bus named after me, but I’m delighted that the one I have exemplifies the latest technology to support the environment.”
Reading Buses Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert, commented: “We’re pleased to be naming this bus in recognition of Richard and his work in the field of transport, logistics and people development.
“The work of academic establishments such as Cranfield, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, play an important part in the success of our business in both the development of our people and in exchanging best practice across the wider field of logistics and transport to drive improvements. This bus now helps to signify this important work.”
The bus operates daily in Reading Buses fleet and can be found on the Royal Blue 33 route between Tilehurst and Reading