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LPG supplier Flogas Britain has added 28 new Isuzu N55.150(N) 5.5-tonne narrow bodied trucks to its Cylinder fleet of vehicles as part of plans to drive down its emissions.

The new additions are fitted with specialist narrow aluminium cylinder bodies manufactured by Massey Truck Engineering.

Flogas Britain, which is part of DCC, is a national supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It operates over 60 depots nationwide and has a commercial vehicle fleet of over 450 trucks.

Jackie Banks, head of fleet at Flogas Britain, said, “Our previous cylinder fleet had a high proportion of small footprint 3.5-tonne vehicles to deliver small loads into remote areas requiring narrow access. However, these vehicles presented challenges with payload, which impacted on their overall effectiveness and efficiency.

“After trialling the 5.5 tonne narrow bodied Isuzu N55 model in 2020, their performance was met with positive reviews from our driving teams and in addition, we were able to realise a significant increase in vehicle efficiency due to the increased payload.”

The trial results showed that Flogas Britain could reduce the amount of empty running by cutting the amount of reloading, eliminating wasted mileage and allowing more efficient vehicle scheduling.

Lee Barwick, fleet sales manager at Isuzu Truck UK, said: “By working closely with Flogas Britain during the trial period, the partnership has realised a new specification of truck for the Flogas fleet that gives them both the additional operational and environmental benefits they were seeking.”