Finnish Transport Harri Mikkola Cuts Emissions in Scania G 410
Finnish haulier Transport Harri Mikkola’s new truck and trailer combination features the latest technology to minimise carbon
Finnish haulier Transport Harri Mikkola’s new truck and trailer combination features the latest technology to minimise carbon emissions while ensuring reliable food deliveries. In addition to switching to a liquefied biogas powered Scania G 410. Transport Harri Mikkola has installed a hybrid temperature control system in the tractor unit. Traditionally, these systems have been powered by diesel and because it is a hybrid, that is still possible when the engine cannot idle, such as in terminals.
Fuel consumption for the temperature control system has also decreased. It previously required about two litres an hour, but now we’ve reduced that by at least one litre. The same delivery route that earlier was carried out with a 500 hp diesel truck is now operated with the gas-powered Scania G 410 with total weight ranging from 40 to 60 tonnes.
The company, which specialises in food transport, upholds a high load factor through compartment partitions. Their trucks can carry up to four food groups, requiring different temperatures, on the same trip. The delivery can therefore at the same time include both frozen goods, and fruit and vegetables at +14 degrees. The 25-metre truck and trailer combination has been operating for food retailer Lidl since September 2020.