Penske Truck Leasing, a gold sponsor at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Washington DC, announced June 25 that it had ordered 100 compressed natural gas-fueled (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped 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 various 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.”
Penske Truck Leasing officials estimate that before the year’s end the company 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.
Penske Truck Leasing offers fleet operators considering natural gas trucks: 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.