Imperial Logistics has added 18 new Iveco Stralis Natural Power trucks to its fleet for a contract with BMW Group.
The liquified natural gas (Bio-LNG) units will be based out of a satellite transport office that Imperial operates on the Unipart campus at MINI Plant Oxford in Cowley, Oxfordshire.
The decision to make the switch to natural gas comes as part of BMW Group’s wider efforts to improve sustainability with the Stralis NP 460 tractors expected to cover around 3.3m kilometres per year, removing more than 3,000 tonnes of CO2 from its annual emissions.
The trucks will run 24 hours a day and will be maintained by local Iveco workshop, M & M Commercials on a six-year connected 3XL R&M package.
Mark Miles, Imperial UK MD, said: “At Imperial we don’t just focus on our profitability; our people and the environment are a very important consideration. We consider it our duty as a responsible and caring member of the global business community to adopt environmental best practice whenever possible in the course of our daily activity; and so the opportunity to reduce our UK haulage operation’s environmental impact was compelling. We’re delighted to be working with our customers as part of a joint effort to improve sustainability in logistics, reconciling business efficiency with environmental protection.”