Irish fresh produce provider introduces LPG-powered delivery vehicles
In what is a first in Irish agri-business, Total Produce has partnered with Gallagher Brother Haulage to convert a fleet of eight 40ft trucks from conventional diesel fuelled vehicles to Bio-LPG. The new fleet will help deliver goods of Grá Irish Fresh Produce brand.
This conversion will yield immediate and dramatic dividends in environmental terms. When compared to a regular diesel fuelled lorry, each vehicle delivers: a reduction in diesel consumption of up to 35%, a reduction in noise pollution of up to 10%, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of up to 48%, and a reduction in NOx emissions of up to 45%.
“As Ireland’s largest fresh produce provider, we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment. I know that this is a conviction that we share with our Grá group of local growers across the island, so it is particularly appropriate that the introduction of these vehicles coincides with the launch of the Grá range of local fruits and vegetables nationally,” said Des McCoy, Managing Director of Total Produce Ireland at the unveiling of the first Grá branded vehicle in the Autogas fleet.
Mark Gallagher, who co-manages Gallagher Bros. Haulage, added: “Efficient and innovative distribution has a central role to play in the fresh produce supply chain and we are very proud to lead the way in embracing this new technology and partnering Total Produce in this exciting venture.” If you want to know more, please check this link.