Moran Logistics gets greener with new CNG Scania trucks

George Barrow
April 9, 2023

Moran Logistics ordered 15 new Scania compressed natural gas vehicles for delivery throughout the next year in order to further improve its green credentials. The new trucks are in addition to Moran’s first order of two CNG vehicles from Keltruck in 2021 and has been using them on a contract with supermarket chain Lidl.

The vehicles were initially purchased as a trial, but due to excellent driver feedback Moran has now placed a larger order.

“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.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Scania, but still underwent a selection process to ensure we partnered with who we saw as the most suitable for our needs whilst supporting us to meet our sustainability target. This was supported by listening to recommendations from Lidl, as to how CNG fits in with both their roadmap and ours for using renewable energy,” he said.

Keltruck has maintained both gas vehicles at its Willenhall location, as part of a three-year R&M package.

The two current Scania G series trucks are used exclusively for refrigerated transport and have Ecogen fridges that use hydraulic generator powered via the engine drive PTO.

“The gas truck is much quieter compared to a diesel truck, the ride is smoother and more comfortable from a driver’s point of view,” added Maxine Maltby, operations manager at Moran Logistics. “

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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