TNT Australia receive Australia’s first Euro VI truck fleet

TNT Australia have recently taken delivery of five Scania P450 prime movers, the first Euro VI trucks imported into Australia.

Euro VI is the most stringent current diesel exhaust emissions regulation on heavy vehicle engines that came into effect in Europe on all new trucks on the 1st of January 2014 and is being touted for introduction to Australia for all new trucks from 1 January 2016.

The ultra-low emission vehicles achieve stringent emission reductions by combining Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in a 450 hp 13-litre six-cylinder incline engine.

According to TNT National Fleet and Equipment Manager, Kurt Grossrieder “the B-double combinations will be pulling around 45-tonnes. There will be variation from load to load, or time of day, as the trucks will be doing different things throughout so it is hard to benchmark the fuel performance, but the emissions reduction is the key.”

The 5 prime movers will be based in Melbourne but may also visit Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton and Traralgon within Victoria. The purchase of the trucks is a continuation of TNT’s environmental focus  - the company already possess Australia’s largest hybrid truck fleet.

Having found already significant GHG emission savings from their current batch of 30 hybrid trucks, TNT have placed an order for 24 more hybrid trucks, that will see the company once again work to further reduce GHG emissions.