UK: multi-temperature controlled logistics leader orders 15 Scania NGVs
To support its commitment to going green, Moran Logistics has placed an order with Keltruck (Europe’s largest independent Scania distributor) for 15 Scania CNG vehicles, with delivery throughout 2023. This adds to Moran’s first order of two natural gas vehicles from Keltruck, which went on the road in 2021.
Moran decided to purchase CNG vehicles for its Lidl contracts, as the retailer is encouraging its haulers to use more environmentally-friendly fuel alternatives. The two trucks were initially purchased as a trial, but due to excellent driver feedback Moran has now placed this new larger order. Moran has also trusted Keltruck to maintain these first two NGVs at its Willenhall location, on a Scania three-year Repair & Maintenance package.
“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,” said Dean Roberts, General Manager at Moran Logistics. “At Moran Logistics we are committed to look for efficiencies throughout our entire operation, to help reduce our carbon footprint, whilst maintaining the highest delivery standards. Efficient, renewable energy vehicles support this green policy.”
The natural gas vehicles are solely used for refrigerated transport and have Ecogen fridges supplied by Hultsteins, a Swedish and British manufacturer specializing in diesel-free transport refrigeration.
Keltruck Account Manager Calum Crooks, who took the order for these vehicles, commented: “Scania offers the widest range of alternatively-fueled vehicles on the market today, and I had the pleasure of working with Moran Logistics to help provide this environmentally-friendly fuel alternative for their business.”
The two Scania G cabs, normal roof (G20N), 13l 410bhp, 4×2 CNG trucks are part of a range of vehicles and developments from Scania that are driving the shift to a sustainable transport system.