White Logistics partners with Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) for Groundbreaking Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Trial

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck OEM, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with White Logistics to explore the integration of Hydrogen Fuel Cell HGVs into the White Logistics’ fleet. This partnership marks the beginning of a decarbonisation journey to net zero, providing White Logistics with trial vehicles to test the adoption of HVS’s groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell HGVs on its fleet. The MOA will enable White Logistics to collaborate with HVS on all aspects of hydrogen electric vehicle technology, hydrogen infrastructure and refuelling equipment and share operational data that will ensure a successful trial introduction. White Logistics will be in a favorable position to convert part of its fleet to these cutting edge, zero-emission HGVs following this trial period.

With a fleet of over 150 delivery vehicles and trailers, of which over 90 are heavy trucks, White Logistics has been providing comprehensive warehouse, storage and logistics solutions to businesses nationwide for over 50 years. From their base in the heart of Worcestershire close to the motorway network, White’s is committed to driving sustainable initiatives that decrease their carbon footprint
and that of their customers and subcontractors.

Graeme White, Chief Executive Officer for White Logistics, said, “We pride ourselves on our modern fleet that is optimised for mileage and environmental efficiencies whilst always meeting the needs of our customers. As we look to the future, White Logistics will again be at the forefront of available vehicle technology. We are exploring the latest developments in alternative fuels and are very excited about working with HVS to understand how Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will support us in our net zero ambitions.”

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), headquartered in Glasgow, has emerged as a trailblazing force in the transportation sector. Focused on engineering excellence, design innovation, and sustainability, HVS is revolutionizing the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. Their state-of-the-art powertrain solution, designed as a native Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) from the ground up, promises superior efficiency, outstanding performance, and a reduced environmental impact. John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer at HVS, comments, “White Logistics’ decarbonisation vision aligns perfectly with our own and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Graeme and his team to integrate our hydrogen fuel cell HGVs into their vehicle fleet. We are passionate about helping the road haulage industry to decarbonise faster and look forward to providing the solutions that will help transition the White’s fleet to zero.”

The Transition to Zero Programme outlines HVS’ commitment to supporting potential partners in their journey towards zero-emission transportation. Through their collaboration in the Transition to Zero Programme, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a trial involving HVS’ innovative Hydrogen FCEV HGVs. This trial allows potential operators to test drive the vehicles on their delivery routes and experience hydrogen fuelling equipment first-hand. Following this trial, HVS anticipates that partners will select and acquire their vehicles for their transition to zero-emission operations.

Throughout continuous collaboration, both parties will provide comprehensive support to facilitate the transition to zero-emission fleets. This structured framework encompasses various aspects, including technology options, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, safety and regulation guidance, finance options, government incentives, warranty information, training programmes for driving and maintenance, and fleet assessment. The aim is to ensure a smooth transition by sharing detailed insights, information, and the resources necessary for a successful adoption of Hydrogen FCEV HGVs, aligned to partners’ sustainability goals.

White Logistics has over 50 years of experience in the transportation sector, offering a diverse range of services from groupage, same day dispatches, and dedicated vehicles for larger shipments. As members of Palletforce, the UK’s leading pallet network delivering pallets throughout the UK and Europe, White Logistics have become a trusted logistics partner for business of all sizes. Over 130,000 square feet is currently dedicated to long and short-term storage, with all aspects of inventory management and order fulfilment provided to meet the needs of today’s manufacturers, online retailers, and distance sellers.