DHL Supply Chain announced it will be replacing the 20 diesel trucks in its M&S fleet with bio-LNG trucks.
The new Volvo FM Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tractor units will support both DHL’s GoGreen plan and M&S’ Plan A, which focuses on building a more sustainable future.
The new bio-LNG units follow DHL Supply Chain first delivery of 13 Volvo LNG trucks which arrived in January this year. All are equipped with Globetrotter cabs and specified with 155kg LNG tanks for a maximum range of 1,000km. The latest 20 trucks will operate across the M&S fleet in Peterborough, Swindon and Castle Donington.
The new vehicles will deliver up to 80% reduction in carbon emissions when fuelled with bio-LNG and 10-20% with fossil gas. It is projected that, by replacing 20 diesel trucks with bio-LNG, carbon emissions in the M&S fleet will be reduced by 2,200 tonnes a year.
Gavin Murdoch, MD Transport, DHL Supply Chain says: “As an industry leader, we have a responsibility to demonstrate innovation and initiative by providing sustainable solutions for our customers. Employing alternative fuel vehicles is an important part of our GoGreen mission and net zero ambition, and bio-LNG is a cleaner and more sustainable option to significantly reduce carbon emissions.”