Howard Tenens has won the Alternative Low Carbon Fuels and Technologies category at the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards.
The company received the award at a ceremony held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, for its “pioneering” dual fuel programme, which started in 2009.
The programme sees 26 dual fuel vehicles operate within Howard Tenens’ fleet, which run on a mixture of diesel and gas, in the form of CNG or biomethane, and are able to refuel at any of three dedicated UK stations.
Judges have said they were impressed with the engineering and development work that the company has undertaken to make CNG a viable fuel for its fleet.
Catherine Crouch, group corporate responsibility and sustainability director at Howard Tenens, said: “We are really pleased to win this fantastic award and achieve recognition for the investment and commitment we have made in dual fuel vehicles.”
The company plans to expand the programme this year, with the addition of 30 more vehicles and a new refuelling station at Swindon.