Moy Park expands CNG fleet with Iveco Stralis NP

Poultry producers Moy Park has taken delivery of 50 new Iveco Stralis NP tractor units in order to improve its environmental footprint with the LNG-fuelled vehicles.

The Iveco AS440S46TX/P LNG Stralis NP 460 tractor units were supplied by South West Truck & Van in Avonmouth and will be used at the company’s Sleaford and Ashbourne sites. They will run on 100% Bio-LNG sourced through anaerobic digestion having commissioned an on-site filling station through Roadgas.

The new biogas trucks, have been leased through Iveco Capital and are expected to cover around 160,000km per year delivering food products to regional delivery hubs and directly into supermarkets. Moy Park estimates it will offset around 5,600 tonnes of CO2 as a result

“Moy Park’s in-house trials have demonstrated that vehicles running on biomethane reduced CO2 emissions by more than 80%. Following these extensive trials of alternative fuels and vehicle providers, we are investing in 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) HGV trucks,” explained Hugh Nicholson, Moy Park’s director of logistics.

“This is a huge step forward in transitioning our own entire core fleet of 120 tractor units to gas by 2023, and we also plan to work with our third-party logistics partners in their CO2 reduction programmes as part of our overall Net Zero Carbon strategy.”

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