May 27, 2019. The Limpens transporter from Elsloo in Limburg, the Netherlands, has ordered four Volvo trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company has been waiting for the arrival of enough service stations for liquefied natural gas.

Since 1930, Limpens has gone from being a transporter to a full service provider in logistics. Its activities include the complete logistics package: from transport to storage, cleaning and repackaging.

Now that LNG can be refueled in Maasmechelen, Belgium and Herentals, the last barrier has been eliminated for Limpens to buy the trucks. An additional advantage is that LNG is cheaper in Flanders than in the Netherlands. Due to the good experiences with the diesel vehicles of the fleet, Limpens has chosen the Volvo FH460. The trucks were supplied by Nebim, located in Elsloo. This is also the Volvo number 50 for Limpens.

Saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions are literally a hot topic at this time. “Society demands it and our customers are also increasingly focused on it. We have been trying for years to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible. We have been heating our headquarters since 1998 with geothermal heat and we have 2,000 solar panels on the roof. We are also very conscious and economical with water. We realize that we also have to make an effort to make road transport more sustainable,” says Thijs Limpens.