Howard Tenens, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned logistics companies is leading the way in the future of low carbon transportation as one of the first UK hauliers to introduce dedicated gas vehicles into its fleet. Howard Tenens will be taking delivery of two 26-tonne rigid dedicated gas vehicles from Scania on 12th October 2017, the first of these vehicles types to operate in the UK.
Dedicated gas trucks are powered solely by CNG which have the benefit of lower carbon dioxide emissions compared to diesel vehicles. Gas technology is also one of the few viable options for decarbonising freight, so has an important role to play in helping the UK meet its carbon reduction targets. Howard Tenens is a participant of the Dedicated to Gas Project which is part of the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in partnership with Innovate UK. These vehicles will be the first dedicated gas trucks to be deployed under the trial.
Neale Ryan, Senior Programme Manager – Automotive, at Innovate UK states: “This first vehicle deployment is another important milestone in the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial. Funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles in partnership with Innovate UK, the trial will see over 300 low and zero emission vehicles being deployed on UK roads in 2017 and 2018. These industry-led trials will make an important contribution in helping the freight sector in the UK make the switch to lower emission vehicles in the coming years”.