Howard Tenens increases CNG fleet

UK Haulier Howard Tenens has doubled the size of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) truck fleet following a successful 18-month trial.

Two new Scania 26-tonners will join the existing CNG Scanias at the logistics provider’s Swindon depot as part of the ‘Dedicated to Gas’ Project within the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK.

The new CNG-powered Scanias are powered solely by biomethane and feature Don Bur’s ‘Teardrop’ body to help improve aerodynamics and fuel performance.

The first two vehicles in the trial have already travelled more than 124,000 miles each, with no breakdowns or faults with the gas system. The operator reported that the vehicles have had excellent driver feedback with no difference in performance observed between diesel and gas models.

“We are delighted that our trial of dedicated gas technology has been so successful to date and that we now have the confidence to add two more vehicles to the fleet,” said Ben Morris, Executive Director at Howard Tenens. “Bringing new solutions to environmental problems is part and parcel of what we do as a business, helping to reduce our own carbon footprint and that of our customers.”