April 30, 2019. Iveco has secured a major conquest order with Woodside Haulage, delivering a Stralis NP 4×2 tractor unit into service with the Irish transport specialist.

The vehicle stands out for running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and marks the first new Iveco to be purchased by the company for more than 15 years. Its entry into service follows the opening of the new Circle K CNG refueling station at Dublin Port – with the vehicle to be used for general haulage duties in and around Dublin, operating from Woodside Haulage’s depot inside the port.

Supplied by local dealer Emerald Truck & Van, the Stralis NP (AS440S40T/P) offers significant sustainability advantages when compared to its diesel equivalent. As well as delivering the same performance in terms of payload, performance and versatility, the truck produces up to 99 per cent less particulate matter, 90 per cent less NO2 emissions and up to 15 per cent less CO2 emissions.

Woodside Haulage took delivery of the vehicle with support from Gas Networks Ireland, which at the time of ordering the vehicle had offered a Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, to promote natural gas as a transport fuel in Ireland.

Mark Woodside, Managing Director at Woodside Haulage, says: “We welcomed the initiative from Iveco and Gas Networks Ireland to promote CNG as an alternative fuel in Ireland. There is an expectation from many customers that we adopt innovative technology to reduce our environmental impact when we are transporting their goods. The new vehicle also enables us to achieve an important objective within our ISO 14001 environmental management system of using alternative fuels to further reduce emissions.”