Procter & Gamble says it will begin working with eight transportation carriers next month to convert up to 20% of its North American truck loads to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the next two years.
The initial phase of this initiative will see about 7% of its carriers' trucks converting to natural gas. Trucks that deliver products such as Bounty, Ivory and Charmin will be running routes that touch 16 states. The average haul is about 280 miles, and there also two 1,000-mile routes.
‘P&G is investing in carriers with a commitment to natural gas vehicles to help boost the emerging natural gas industry, while continuing to seek more sustainable options for our supply chain and operations,’ says Yannis Skoufalos, global product supply officer for P&G.
This for-hire natural gas carrier arrangement is in addition to P&G's own 22 NGVs.