The company is considering adding more natural gas-powered trucks to its growing fleet as these vehicles can help win business with customers whose own operations acknowledge environmental benchmarks and requirements. With the advent of the carbon tax, Australian businesses, especially those in the transport and freight sector, are coming under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon emissions.
Isuzu NPR 300 CNG – which has been fitted with a six pallet tautliner and one tone tailgate lifter – was purchased as a trial to test the truck’s performance, and the results proved very pleasing. “This truck has a designated route. It covers a round trip of approximately 200-220 kilometers each day in the hills of the Yarra Valley, Diamond Creek and Mernda. The driver makes around 40-50 deliveries per day in this truck,” said Rowe.
The new NGV joins a fleet of 40 company vehicles, of which approximately 90 per cent are Isuzu trucks. VFS is a supplier to leading national and interstate brands, so the firm requires trucks with a wide range of capabilities.
Source: Isuzu Trucks.