Armstrong Logistics takes delivery of five LNG-powered Volvo FHs

Will Shiers
February 11, 2021

Armstrong Logistics has added five new LNG-powered Volvo FH 460s to its 95-strong truck fleet, each supplied on contract hire through Volvo Financial Services.

Specified with 155kg gas tanks, the 6x2 tractors are expected to cover 200,000km per annum, and are part of the Lutterworth-based haulier’s business strategy to reduce its carbon emissions and improve the long-term sustainability of its operation.

Marcus Fischer, finance and commercial director at Armstrong Logistics, said: “We did our research from articles in the press, spoke to key contacts in our sector and then held informal talks with three manufacturers, before deciding to go with Volvo.”

The haulier worked closely with supplying dealer Truck and Bus Wales and West, and fuel provider Gasrec, to ensure the infrastructure and support was in place to make the move financially viable.

“The big focus has been on unlocking both financial and CO2 emissions savings by switching to a cleaner and lower cost fuel,” added Fischer. “We were really helped along the way thanks to the clear data given by the team at Wales and West, which we were able to plug into our whole life cost calculator and confidently predict the benefit these trucks would bring.”

Fischer confirmed that “if the figures stack up”, and driver acceptance is good, it would consider adding more gas-powered trucks in the future.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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