Press Release


TNT opts for Euro V

Publish Date : 23 May 2006 at 14:00 CET - Amsterdam, TNT N.V. has ordered 176 trucks fitted with Euro V engines for use in the Netherlands and the European road network. With the purchase of Euro V trucks, TNT aims to reduce the harmful effects of its fleet on people and the environment. TNT is one of the first companies in the Netherlands to opt for Euro V engines, placing it far ahead of the European environmental legislation, which will not come into effect until October 2009.

The Euro V engine produces significantly fewer harmful emissions than the Euro III engine. The result is an 80% decrease in particulate emissions and 60% fewer nitrogen oxides. This reduction has a direct influence on air quality and, as a consequence, people's health. The first new trucks will be delivered next week. The purchase forms part of TNT's Driving Clean programme.

TNT N.V. provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs over 128,000 people (over 163,500 people including the division Logistics which is intended to be divested). For 2005 the company reported € 10.1 billion in revenues (€ 13.6 billion including Logistics). TNT N.V. is publicly listed on the stock exchanges of Amsterdam and New York. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environmental Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.

Page publication date: 23 May 2006 at 14:00 CET