renewable fuels

Renewable diesel — an advanced fuel option that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while meeting the same specifications as petroleum diesel — can be added to existing fuel truck systems to help lower a fleet’s carbon footprint. As a drop-in fuel that can be used in place of ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), renewable diesel is helping bridge the gap as the trucking industry moves toward zero-emission vehicles without extra equipment or infrastructure cost related to battery-electric vehicles.

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Renewable diesel is a drop-fuel that can be used in place of conventional diesel or biodiesel fuel. As the trucking industry moves toward zero-emission vehicles, renewable diesel is helping bridge the gap without the extra equipment or infrastructure costs that may be required to support other forms of alternative vehicles such as battery electric, hydrogen, etc.

This informative guide will help you gain a better understanding of renewable diesel and Penske’s high-level strategy for securing it for our customers. You’ll get:

  • An overview of what renewable diesel is and the difference between other fuels
  • How renewable diesel is produced
  • A quick overview of the supply and demand

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has expanded its use of renewable diesel in California through a preferred supplier agreement with Shell Oil Products U.S. The move is a continuing effort by Penske to help reduce emissions across its truck rental, heavy-duty truck leasing and logistics fleet operations.

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The first-ever State of Sustainable Fleets Report is now available at no cost for download at In addition to support from Penske Transportation Solutions, this new publication has the backing of major corporations like Daimler Trucks North America, Shell Oil Company and Exelon Corporation. California-based clean technology consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) created this groundbreaking new work.

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