Penske Truck Leasing is the recipient of four grants totaling $1.1 million from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). The company is expected to use the grants to subsidize the purchase of natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.
Penske will likely deploy these trucks in its full-service truck leasing fleet in the Houston and Dallas TX markets.
“The Houston and Dallas metropolitan regions have been designated as target air-quality improvement areas, and we’re happy to do our part in facilitating TERP’s vision,” said Drew Cullen, Penske senior vice-president of fuels and facilities services. “These funds will allow our customers to employ natural gas vehicles at a more competitive cost.”
Penske is a transportation industry leader in the areas of spec’ing, operating, and maintaining fleets of traditionally fueled vehicles as well as alternative-fueled vehicles that include natural gas, propane, electric, and diesel-electric hybrids.
The company is an affiliate partner in the US EPA SmartWay program and a partner in the trucking carrier and logistics categories. It is also an affiliate partner in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership, which is administered by Natural Resources Canada.
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