READING, Pa., May 7, 2014 –Today, at the Alternative Clean Energy (ACT) Expo, Penske Truck Leasing announced it was awarded grants totaling $525,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in Diamond, Bar, Calif. The grants will help offset the company's costs to modify its existing locations in Southern California and enable it to provide maintenance services on trucks with engines that run on natural gas.
Each Penske facility will receive $75,000 grants (estimated completion dates listed in parentheses):
“Natural gas is a growing option for trucking fleets when it comes to fuel sources,” said Jennifer Sockel, Senior Vice President of Administration and Facilities for Penske Truck Leasing. “These facility retrofits will enable us to better serve our truck fleet customers in the region and support their sustainability goals now and into the future.”
Penske currently has several facilities nationally (Baltimore; Davenport, Iowa; Phoenix; Pottsville, Pa., Neenah, Wis.; Salt Lake City; and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) that are ready to service or currently service natural gas vehicles and more than a dozen others being retrofitted as part of upcoming new construction for NGV maintenance in select markets. Penske also has customer onsite NGV maintenance locations.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a partnership among Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's products and services please visit GoPenske.com and our "Move Ahead" blog. Penske Truck Rental on social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.