Jost Group places major contract for Iveco Stralis NP trucks

The transport and logistics company has signed a supply agreement for 500 Iveco Stralis NP trucks, targeting 35 per cent conversion of its fleet to LNG by 2020

Jost Group places major contract for Iveco Stralis NP trucks

Iveco has secured the largest deal for Stralis NP vehicles to-date, with 500 new trucks set to enter operation with the pan-European transport and logistics specialist, Jost Group. Designed to be the most sustainable long-distance heavy truck ever manufactured, the new deliveries will run on LNG – widely regarded as the only currently available mass market alternative to diesel.

The first 150 vehicles will enter operation during 2018, with the full fleet to be in service by 2020. They will replace 4 to 5 years old diesel-powered vehicles in the Belgian firm’s fleet of 1,400 trucks and 3,000 trailers, which has grown steadily following a series of acquisitions. The company already operates 132 Stralis vehicles, including two running on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Commenting on the agreement, Roland Jost, Owner of Jost Group, says: “This marks a key turning point for our business as we begin a strategic move away from our dependence on diesel and towards green logistics, as requested by our customers, which are demanding a more sustainable transport. Our excellent experience operating Stralis Euro 5 EEV diesel vehicles has seen us establish a solid relationship with Iveco, supported by a very strong service network across Belgium.”

Jost Group is a family business employing more than 2,800 members of staff, with offices spanning 10 countries in Europe and North Africa. It offers full, partial and bulk loads, including dry freight and temperature controlled cargos, plus the movement of containers, dangerous goods and waste. Jost Group is also the international key-partner in inter-modality, in air & sea freight and warehouse logistics, with its 300.000m2 of interconnected warehouses.;