DHL Supply Chain announced it will be introduce 20 bio-LNG trucks into its M&S fleet, replacing 20 diesel 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.
Gavin Murdoch, MD Transport, DHL Supply Chain, said:
“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.”
Tim Greenwood, Head of Transport, Marks & Spencer, said:
“We are committed to reducing our environmental impact in line with our Plan A sustainability action plan. It’s important to us that our partners’ values and ambitions align with ours and that’s one of the reasons we have a long-standing relationship with DHL. Replacing diesel trucks for brand new bio-LNG vehicles is a good step forward in reducing our carbon emissions.”