Asda Logistics Services has ordered 50 dual-fuel Volvo FM tractor units, at its new distribution centre in Avonmouth, Bristol.
The company said the vehicles will both support its ‘fewer, cheaper miles’ policy, and compliment what it believes is the greenest depot within the Asda estate.
Running on Liquefied Natural Gas and diesel, the trucks will refuel at Asda’s new dedicated LNG refuelling station at the site.
The investment in both the new site and the roll-out of the vehicles is part of the company’s planned programme of initiatives, to deliver growth and sustainability, by maintaining a ten per cent carbon footprint reduction by 2015.
“Alternative fuels are an important part of our green agenda,” said head of central transport at ALS, Chris Hall.
“When we take our longer trailer trials into account together with the Volvo dual-fuel trucks, we will be able to increase the volume of goods trunked, while at the same time reducing vehicle miles and cutting emissions by 15 per cent over five years.”