Moran Logistics adds 15 natural gas-powered tractors

Willenhall, UK: Moran Logistics has ordered 15 Scania compressed natural gas-powered trucks.

Keltruck will supply the trucks next year, adding to Moran’s first order of two CNG vehicles which went on the road in 2021. The gas-powered trucks are used on Lidl contracts, initially purchased as a trial, but Moran has now placed this new larger order. Keltruck will maintain the gas vehicles at Willenhall on a Scania three-year repair & maintenance package.

Dean Roberts, general manager, Moran Logistics, said: “The CNG vehicles are suited to the work we do with Lidl, based on the products we deliver, and the fuel infrastructure for filling up near Lidl locations is not an issue.”

The CNG vehicles are solely used for refrigerated transport and have Hultsteins Ecogen fridges.
“At Moran Logistics, we are committed to looking for efficiencies throughout our entire operation, to help reduce our carbon footprint, whilst maintaining the highest delivery standards. Efficient, renewable energy vehicles support this green policy,” Roberts said.

The operations manager at Moran Logistics, Maxine Maltby, said: “The gas truck is much quieter compared to a diesel truck, the ride is smoother and more comfortable from a driver’s point of view, and there is an extra bonus that the interior looks nicer and is easy to handle and drive. One of our drivers who has previously driven an LNG truck also mentioned that refuelling is easier with the CNG vehicle, as the process is straightforward and quick.”