A Derbyshire haulier has placed an order for 15 Scania compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to deliver on its contract with Lidl.
Moran Logistics’s purchase forms the second part of its order of two Scania G series CNG vehicles from dealer Keltruck, which went on the road in 2021.
The refrigerated transport vehicles, which feature Ecogen diesel-free fridges, will be delivered throughout 2023.
Ecogen is a hydraulic generator powered via the engine drive PTO. When combined with a traditional transport refrigeration unit, the system becomes a hybrid, electric-powered refrigeration unit.
The cabs also feature a leather steering wheel, premium driver seat, and premium seven-inch radio.
Due to their specialist requirements, Keltruck will maintain both gas vehicles at its Willenhall location on a three-year Scania Repair & Maintenance package.
Dean Roberts, general manager at Moran Logistics, based in Castle Donington, said: “The CNG vehicles are suited to the work we do with Lidl, based on the products we deliver, and the fuel infrastructure for filling up near Lidl locations is not an issue.
“More customers are looking for their logistics partners to demonstrate that they are taking responsibility for the elements under their control within the supply chain.
“We are committed to look for efficiencies throughout our entire operation, to help reduce our carbon footprint, whilst maintaining the highest delivery standards.”