Haulage firm Nicholls and its client Knauf have unveiled the first of many new liveried trucks highlighting the CO2 savings generated by the fleet of LNG trucks used to make the partnership’s deliveries. The shift to using LNG trucks for Knauf deliveries is part of a drive by both businesses to develop a more carbon efficient supply chain.

The partnership said that with Knauf emissions from its UK deliveries representing roughly 23% of all its Scope 3 emissions and the major portion of Nicholls Scope 1 & 2 emissions, reducing these was a priority for both organisations.

“Our vision started in 2014, since then we’ve invested heavily into our greener fleet and infrastructure. We’ve built a local refuelling site to accommodate our fleet as well as serving the local area. We’re now up to 29 LNG trucks with more on order. Infrastructure used to be the main barrier but as this grows, so does our fleet,” commented Rob Gearing, Nicholls Head of Commercial and Business Development.

Knauf entered its partnership with Nicholls after Brian Moran, Knauf logistics manager, reviewed the company’s haulage partners and key contracts in a bid to cut emissions.

“The first priority was choosing to partner with a haulier who was committed to becoming more renewable. When I met with Nicholls, I was impressed by the fact they had undertaken their green journey themselves without any pressure from customers,” said Brian.

“They were already on a committed and defined sustainability journey. While we do still use diesel trucks for deliveries where distance and infrastructure for LNG isn’t viable, we are making the move to using more LNG trucks for our deliveries.”

“We’re extremely proud of the accomplishment by Nicholls and continue to be impressed and inspired by their green journey. With Nicholls bringing more LNG trucks into their fleet, this not only benefits our partnership but the industry and environment as a whole,” Brian concluded.

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