The new trucks –all Volvo 6×2 mid-lifts– are a mix of FM 460s, fitted with the new GTXL cabs and Volvo’s factory fit version of Clean Air Power’s dual-fuel system, alongside DHL’s preferred Volvo standard FH 460s, equipped with retrofit CAP aftermarket dual-fuel systems. The rest of DHL Supply Chain’s dual-fuel fleet –all also FH 460s– comprises 27 in Scunthorpe, two operating out of Crick (Dirft) and three on temperature-control duty from Wisbech. DHL is also running a further six Volvo dual-fuel tractor units into continental Europe.
Part of the Bawtry project, which cost DHL £8.1 million, also includes a state-of-the-art LNG refueling station, developed, installed and operated by BOC. MacAulay estimates payback on the total investment well within three years.