Calor has taken delivery of the UK’s first IVECO Stralis 6×2 LNG truck from Guest Truck and Van.
The tractor unit was officially handed over at Calor’s main Stoney Stanton gas storage and filling depot by Shaun Taylor, Municipal, Specialist Vehicle & Emergency Sales Manager at Guest. It will be trialed as part of Calor’s commitment to incorporating more eco-friendly, gas-powered technology in its fleet of delivery vehicles.
Commenting on the arrival of the new LNG truck, David Brown, Fleet Asset Manager from Calor said: “We believe LNG can help hauliers improve their operational efficiency significantly, delivering a lower cost fuel to diesel with good availability. As a result, we have many discussions with our customers about the benefits of investing in gas-powered vehicles, particularly in line with the Government’s clean air strategy to reduce roadside emissions.
“We are looking forward to seeing the benefits of the new IVECO truck for ourselves and to enjoy the efficiencies it will deliver to our fleet.” Shaun Taylor, Municipal, Specialist Vehicle & Emergency Services Sales Manager for Guest Truck and Van, added: “We have been encouraging our customers who are thinking of switching from diesel trucks to a more sustainable and cost-effective method of operation, to trial the vehicle so they can see the benefits for themselves.
“Until this point, gas-powered truck technology had only been available for operators of 4×2 tractor units. IVECO has now introduced a real contender to change the landscape of 6×2 fleets.