Postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL has introduced two aerodynamic ‘teardrop’ trailers and the first LNG-Truck to Belgium.
According to DHL, the teardrop-shaped trailers, built by UK-based Don-Bur, feature a curved roof to reduce air resistance, cutting fuel consumption by five to 10 percent compared to regular heavy-load trucks. The trailers boast a forward-swept front bulkhead to reduce turbulence as well as lightweight recyclable blade panels to help reduce fuel consumption and a maximum four metre height to meet European legislation.
The LNG-Truck, built by Iveco, runs on natural gas which reportedly helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by five to 10 percent.
“Green transport solutions are a vital part in modern logistics operations. We have been working with our partners and customers to create tailor made answers to their transport needs. The teardrop trailer and the LNG-truck perfectly represent this approach and will help to reduce the environmental impact of the operations,” said Patrick Boone, Vice President Road Network Europe, DHL Express.
DHL partner Ninatrans will operate the three new additions to DHL’s worldwide fleet of about 11,500 vehicles, including more than 1,100 teardrop trailers in the UK.