XPO Logistics has made a significant new investment in sustainability with the purchase of 100 Stralis Natural Power Euro VI tractors from IVECO. The new tractors will be dedicated to the company’s less-than-truckload network in France, serving customers in the Greater Lyon and Paris areas and the South West and Northern regions.
XPO is an industry leader in utilizing natural gas-powered vehicles in its transportation offering in Europe. The company is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of urban logistics in line with goals set by major European cities. Stralis Natural Power tractors use a combination of liquified and compressed natural gas (LNG/CNG) to generate lower NOx emissions than the Euro VI standard and reduce noise in densely populated areas. XPO’s investment will expand its natural gas fleet in France to 170 tractors, with more than 20 additional LNG/CNG vehicles operating in the UK, Spain and Portugal.
Troy Cooper, president of XPO Logistics, said, “Our ongoing investments in alternative fuel technologies are an important part of our strategy as a sustainable business. XPO will continue to partner with truck manufacturers and energy suppliers to make sure we have the best resources to meet our customers’ demand for environmentally friendly solutions.”
XPO has a decades-long history of operational excellence in sustainability, including eco-training for drivers and collaboration with vehicle manufacturers to improve environmental performance. The company is piloting additional alternative fuel technologies for various transportation needs in European markets, such as electric vehicles for urban last mile service in the UK, Spain and Italy.