DHL Selects four IVECO LNG Powered Trucks in Belgium for its long-haul road freight
26 Jun 2018 - ConferenzaGNL
DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has purchased four IVECO Stralis NP 400 trucks in Belgium. These heavy-duty trucks have a driving range of up to 1,500 kilometers and enable a total weight of tractor and trailer of up to 40 tons. The new LNG-powered trucks will be employed to create a sustainable transport solution for one of the world’s largest developers and sellers of athletic footwear and sportswear.
“As an excellent long-haul alternative to diesel, natural gas provides a great opportunity for DHL Freight to become front runner in sustainable road freight shipping,” said Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight. “It offers the chance to reduce greenhouse gas and particulate matter emissions, in addition to benefits such as noise reduction and cost savings. With IVECO’s natural gas powered trucks, we can now provide customers with additional options for environmentally friendly long-distance transport and further contribute to DHL’s GoGreen environmental goals.”
With the group strategy in mind, to reduce all logistics-related emissions net to zero by 2050, DHL Freight was inspired to purchase the tractors as a way to expand its current service offering for the global sporting-goods manufacturer. The customer himself is ambitiously working on minimizing his environmental footprint. A sustainable transport solution to foster the partnership was, therefore, the next logical step.
The option to choose sustainable shipping has evolved in the last two decades, growing from a niche market mostly confined to local urban solutions to now being cost-effective and implementable for heavy loads over long distances. The trucks purchased by DHL Freight meet the strict Euro 6 emissions standards, making them an excellent choice for future operations.