Hermes has added seven more gas-powered Iveco tractor units to its 400-strong HGV fleet. The latest batch of 400hp Stralis NP 4x2s will boost the parcel carrier’s all-Iveco compressed natural gas (CNG) HGV tally to 90. Gas trucks were chosen based on their green credentials, low fuel costs and driver acceptability, said Hermes, with a favourable total cost of ownership compared with diesel. In addition, the company said the quiet running of the vehicles was an added bonus for operating […]
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The GMB union has praised Hermes for pledging £1m to support self-employed workers if they need to self-isolate as a result of the coronavirus.
Demand for gas-powered trucks more than doubled last year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and could triple this year as operators and their customers ramp up efforts to meet net zero targets, according to industry experts.