UK Logistics Firm Adds to LNG Truck Fleet
UK haulage firm Reynolds Logistics has put two new Volvo FM LNG 6x2 tractor units into operation for a contract with Gasrec, the latter company said March 10. "Replacing two dual-fuel Volvo trucks, the new vehicles will deliver to Gasrec sites around the country – including Sittingbourne, Swindon, Tamworth and the company's flagship refuelling site next to the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal," it said.
Gasrec, which supplies filling stations, projects that one-third of the UK's 44 metric ton heavy goods vehicles will be running on gas in the next seven years, with about 39,000 on the road. Gasrec said that "delivering all of our LNG using the latest technology gas-powered trucks is an important landmark."
The two new FMs – which have a range of around 450 miles when pulling a fully-loaded tri-axle gas tanker – are based at Reynolds' site in Grays, Essex, and will load daily at the Grain LNG terminal (pictured). They are each powered by Volvo's G13C LNG engines, which operate at a par with a regular diesel model with the same power rating, while reducing CO2 emissions by as much as 95% when fuelled with biomethane.
Reynolds Logistics said it had received "excellent driver feedback on the latest trucks in the company's fleet.... These LNG-powered trucks have very clear environmental benefits and we believe it's our responsibility to play our part in helping to reduce air pollution as much as we can."