Clipper cuts CO2 with LNG Iveco order

Northern Commercials has helped Clipper Logistics with the introduction of 11 new low carbon vehicles.

The new LNG-powered Iveco Stralis NP will help save more than 500 tonnes of CO2 per year and have been paired with new, double-deck longer semi-trailers from Don Bur and TIP.

The total of 16 new 15.65m length trailers have resulted in a massive increase in capacity with 18 additional pallets compared to previous trailers.

Together, the longer-range trucks and increased capacity is said to reduce trunking requirements for Clipper by 20 percent.

Mick Doe, transport operations director of Clipper Logistics, says: “As a business, we recognise we are high mileage road users, but we are committed to reducing unnecessary road miles, and ensuring that what we do accumulate is cleaner. This is only the first step in our fleet renewal strategy, which will see us move away from diesel powered vehicles, adopt additional LNG vehicles and trailers, whilst also introducing electric rigid vehicles for transport in city centres, where possible.”

Tony Mannix, Clipper Logistics CEO, says: “We are delighted with the addition of these new vehicles and trailers to our fleet. They are the largest and most environmentally conscious in the industry, demonstrating our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment across all areas of our business.”

Volvo Reading reopens after multi-million pound refurb

Volvo Reading

Volvo Trucks and Bus Centre at Worton Grange in Reading has reopened after a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

Located just off the M4, the facility will be run as a 24/7 operation providing support to London and the south-east for trucks, buses and coaches.

The site has 14 large workshop bays, part outlet and fully-equipped training centre, which will be used full-time by technicians across the network.

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London MD Peter Groome said: “We are delighted to open this facility, which is in an important location for us. We now have major facilities close to the three major trunk roads into London – the M40, M1 and now the M4 – which is what our customers wanted.”

At the official opening Ian Wrench, retail development director, Chrissy Hollister, head of HR and competence development for London (both Volvo Trucks UK), and customers were able to get behind the wheel of one of two Volvo FH trucks that were in attendance to celebrate 25 years of production of the model.