Bolloré Logistics USA Launches Its First CNG Truck in Los Angeles

October 14th, 2019

To strengthen its sustainable supply chain program, Bolloré Logistics Los Angeles launched its first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck for local deliveries in July.

A CNG truck reduces "Well-to-Wheel" (WTW) greenhouse gas emissions from 5% to 16% according to various studies.

Its main positive impact is the large reduction in atmospheric pollutants released into the air, about -80% for sulfur dioxide and -70% for particle emissions (according to the EcoTransIT calculation tool). These atmospheric pollutants have repercussions on air quality with, in particular, serious consequences on the health of populations, as well as the acidification of the oceans.

The Cascadia truck from Freightliner is expected to cover 24,000km annually. It was selected, in total partnership with one of our Key Account, to meet growing demand for greener logistics solutions on the Fashion & Luxury market in Los Angeles.

For the Los Angeles branch, the launch of this truck with natural gas is only a first step towards a wider adoption of vehicles with of alternative motor vehicles and fuels, thus contributing to the gradual decarbonisation of the transport and logistics sector.

"The new CNG truck is a key milestone under the company's commitment to design innovative and cleaner supply chain solutions in the United States", says Cedric Chupin, West Coast Regional Director. "Increasingly, our clients want to reduce their global environmental footprint therefore, we must have the initiative of proposing and bringing forward to our customers an alternative and more eco-friendly fuels: CNG."

CNG is also a good intermediary step toward biogas which presents more significant, proven emissions benefit.

Through its CSR Program "Powering Sustainable Logistics", Bolloré Logistics is committed to providing sustainable supply chain solutions for its customers. As the need for sustainability continues to grow, having lower carbon footprint transportation plans is becoming increasingly essential for road land transport.

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