Penske Truck Leasing orders 100 CNG tractors

Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractorsequipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines. The natural gas tractors will be used by Penske’s full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rental customers at locations across the United States.

“Many full-service truck leasing customers continue to evaluate using natural gas vehicles (NGVs) within their truck fleets while others are quickly adopting the use of NGVs to meet their sustainability goals,” said Art Vallely, Penske Truck Leasing’s executive vice-president of operations. “We’re encouraged by the interest we are seeing from customers with regard to NGVs, and we are fully capable of assisting any fleet with their natural gas-powered truck needs.”

The company estimates that before 2013 ends it will have more than 200 natural gas tractors within its fleet for use by its full-service truck leasing customers and commercial truck rental customers.

For fleet operators considering natural gas trucks, the firm offers vehicle specification expertise, lease financing, grant application assistance, a nationwide network of maintenance facilities, and more than two decades of experience maintaining fleets of commercial natural gas vehicles. Call 1-855-345-7268 to schedule an evaluation.

Reading PA-based Penske Truck Leasing is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, and General Electric Capital Corp. It operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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