MKM Building Supplies has introduced six gas-powered trucks to its fleet, as part of an ongoing sustainability commitment.
The independent builder’s merchant has opted for Iveco vehicles, which run on compressed natural gas (CNG).
The initial order of CNG trucks will bolster the existing delivery fleets of MKM’s branches in Newark, Bishops Auckland, Warrington and Crewe. The business operates 240 vehicles.
Shane Thompson, head of transport at MKM Building Supplies, said: “The delivery of the first six sustainable vehicles in the MKM fleet is an important step forward for the business. The new vehicles will serve as an exciting testbed for the impact of alternatively fuelled vehicles on our wider fleet.
“Investing in sustainable HGVs has long been a priority for MKM, and as a business we’ve thought long and hard about what a mixed fleet should look like. We chose CNG not just because of its obvious benefits in terms of carbon reduction, but also because of the existing infrastructure which makes such an investment viable at scale.
“With nine CNG fuelling stations currently active in the UK, including one opposite our Newark branch, and more to follow in the next few years, our CNG vehicles have access to a robust fuelling network.”
The new vehicles come fitted with an Atlas lorry mounted crane, maximising the versatility of the HGVs.