DHL Freight buys four IVECO LNG trucks

DHL’s Freight division has bought four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled Strolls trucks from Belgian truck manufacturers IVECO.

The long-haul trucks in question have a range of up to 1,500km per tank and can haul a total weight of up to 40 tons.

In a statement, DHL Freight said that the trucks will “create a sustainable transport solution for one of the world’s largest developers and sellers of athletic footwear and sportswear”.

Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight, commented: “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.

“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.”

The DHL Freight statement added: “Compared to diesel, the use of liquid natural gas reduces particulate matter emissions by 99% and nitrogen dioxide by 96%. CO2 is reduced by up to 10% and can be even reduced up to 95% by using bio methane. As for noise pollution, vehicles using natural gas produce up to 50 percent less noise than diesel vehicles. In addition to these clear environmental benefits, liquid natural gas provides economic benefits, due to its lower cost.”