Prins Autogas UK delivers Europe’s biggest alternative fuel conversion for TNT Post UK


October 2013 - Prins Autogas UK and TNT Post, the UK’s largest private postal company, have signed a record breaking contract for one of Europe’s single biggest orders for HGVs to be converted to an alternative fuel. TNT Post has chosen Prins Autogas UK to fit the cost-cutting, carbon-reducing technology to 80 of its 120-strong fleet, including all the company’s articulated HGVs.

Southampton-based Prins Autogas estimates TNT Post will benefit from an annual net saving of 8-10 per cent on fuel costs. Conversions started in January 2013 and were completed by April 2013. Prior to fleet roll out, TNT Post trialled the system for 12 months, which proved that the Prins Autogas system was reliable and compatible with the company’s HGV fleet. The test HGV faced detailed examination at one of Europe's leading test tracks, the Millbrook Vehicle Test and Development Facility in Bedfordshire, and included tests by TNT Post against a standard vehicle. TNT Post and Prins Autogas are continually working together to optimise savings through driver training, and continual updates to the Prins DieselBlend system.

A new tank bracket has also been invented by Prins Autogas UK’s engineers to speed conversion to the system. The Prins DieselBlend technology has international back-up using Prins Autogassystemen B.V. global operations, with established distribution channels in over 50 countries. Will Putter, Commercial Director Prins Autogas UK, said: “TNT Post UK gave Prins UK the opportunity to prove the Prins DieselBlend LPG product on its Renault Premium 460 HGV’s for reliability and savings, and we passed with flying colours. This is great news for the haulage industry that a brand like TNT Post has adopted our product. It is an excellent testimonial for the Prins DieselBlend LPG product which should give comfort to other fleets that have been thinking about doing something to save money on fuel, but have not known who to speak to or what to do. Now they do!” Dean Hulse, Transport Director TNT Post UK, said: “This is a great step forward and we are very excited by the evidence from the trial. We lead the market in private postal delivery and are delighted to be shrinking our carbon footprint and saving money with Prins Autogas UK.”

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