June 25, 2013
Penske Truck Leasing said Tuesday the company has ordered 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.
The trucks will be used by Penske’s full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rental customers at locations across the United States.
“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,” said Penske Truck Leasing’s Art Vallely, Executive Vice President of Operations.
Penske says it plans to have 200 natural gas tractors in its lease and rental fleet by the end of the year.
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.