After trialing and verifying the qualities of an IVECO Stralis Hi-Road CNG truck, ID Logistics decided to acquire five vehicles powered by this alternative fuel. Under a test drive program, the Argentina carrier made a closed route with a 15.5m-long semi-trailer loaded with 30 pallets, with a load weight of between 18,000 and 20,000 kg. ID Logistics traveled a total of 700 kilometers and carried out logistics transports of 22 kilometers between its base and the Unilever logistics center in Fátima, province of Buenos Aires.
“The use of natural gas trucks is new for us and we are working on the renewal of the fleet looking for a differential in terms of the total operating cost and the reduction in the carbon footprint. Considering that the best option in the market is IVECO, we carried out a test and then we made the decision to buy the five trucks. We are very happy and with great expectations,” said Diego Bottaro, Director of Transportation ID Logistics.
Martin del Negro, Contract Manager of the company, also commented: “ID Logistics is an international logistics company that has sustainability as one of its fundamental pillars. For this reason, these new CNG trucks were chosen, placing an added value to the work for the clients.”
The Stralis Hi-Road CNG trucks that IVECO delivered to the company are part of the “Natural Power” portfolio and have a 440S33T 4×2 tractor configuration. They are powered by Cursor 8 engines from FPT Industrial with 330 HP and 1,300 Nm of torque powered by natural gas, with a capacity of up to 720 liters.
Source: IVECO Argentina