DPD has started the transition of its complete diesel HGV fleet to renewable and sustainable biofuel, with all trucks operating on Green D (Gd+) hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) by the end of 2023. According to DPD, diesel engine operators often save 90% of their lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions 


Gd+ HVO is an EN15940-compliant renewable diesel alternative. It is the most environmentally friendly diesel alternative fuel available. GD+ is created completely of trash and is classified as renewable, sustainable, and highly refined. It may be utilised in any diesel engine without requiring any changes or capital outlay, and there is no performance reduction.

DPD will begin converting its 1,600-strong HGV fleet to Gd+ HVO immediately, and after a trial period, the company hopes to convert 60% of its vehicles by the end of this year. The remaining trucks will make the transition by the end of 2023. Essar, DPD’s existing bulk fuel supplier, will provide Gd+ HVO straight to DPD’s onsite tanks across the country.

“This is a very significant step in the journey to decarbonising our entire fleet and achieving our aim of being the most sustainable parcel delivery company in the UK.” said Justin Pegg, DPD COO. “We have assessed a range of options and it is clear now that this is the most effective and practical way to make a real difference.”