Iveco UK has supplied seven Stralis NP 4×2 tractor units to Preston-based firm H Parkinson Haulage, to run on compressed biomethane.
Running on high mileage contracts and with each vehicle expected to cover in excess of 230,000 miles per year, H Parkinson Haulage trialed a number of demonstrators before selecting the Stralis to add to its 95-strong fleet. The firm is located close to CNG Fuel’s compressed biomethane filling station in Leyland, and research by Cadent Gas in 2017 found an 84 percent drop in CO2 emissions from HGVs using the first gas filling station connected to a high-pressure pipeline in the UK.
Steve Sugden, General Manager of H Parkinson Haulage, says: “These vehicles will be doing nearly a quarter of a million miles a year each – so it was vital for us and our customers to reduce the environmental impact.. When potential clients come along, more and more are looking at reducing CO2 emissions, so this order really ticks a massive box.”