TNT has added to its growing green credentials by taking delivery of the first Euro 6 emission-compliant trucks in Australia, despite the fact that the new emission regulations will not take effect in Australia for several years ahead . Euro 6 came into force on 1st January this year and is the European Commission’s most stringent diesel exhaust emissions regulation for new trucks. The five Scania P 450 prime movers are powered by Scania’s 450hp 13-litre six-cylinder inline engine that uses a combined Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology solution to achieve compliance with the toughest emission controls yet legislated in Europe. They will be used in and around TNT’s Melbourne depots to pull single and B-double trailers, with a gross combination mass (GCM) of up to 60 tonnes. TNT director southern region Rod Barnes said: “The aim of this initiative is to continue our work towards integrating more environmentally friendly vehicles onto our roads to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help revolutionise the way vehicles function,” Mr Barnes said. TNT national fleet and equipment manager Kurt Grossrieder said the introduction of Euro 6 emissions technology in its heavy-duty fleet was a continuation of TNT’s environmental focus and capitalised on its early take-up of hybrid technology in its light duty fleet. “We already run Australia’s largest hybrid truck fleet, and a recent four-year internal study found that our 30 hybrid trucks have emitted 112 fewer tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere than comparable diesel-powered trucks over that period,” Mr Grossrieder said. “As a result, we recently commissioned a further 24 hybrid trucks to continue to reduce our total output of greenhouse gases whilst using less fuel, which is a positive step for TNT and the environment. “TNT is excited to be able to extend this focus on reducing emissions into its heavy duty fleet, well ahead of the regulations coming into force in this country,” he said.