Penske Now SmartWay Transport Partnership Affiliate in Canada
READING, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 — Penske Truck Leasing is an Affiliate in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership. Created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the SmartWay program is administered by Natural Resources Canada.
The United States EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the sustainability of their freight supply chains. NRCan introduced the program to Canada in 2012.
The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a joint U.S.-Canada network connecting over 3,000 companies with a shared goal of saving fuel and reducing emissions from their freight supply chain. With SmartWay, companies have access to free, standardized tools to help them benchmark their freight operations and find areas to improve their productivity and competitiveness.
In 2013, over 300 Canadian SmartWay partners saved more than $65 million CAD in fuel costs, and reduced their emissions by an amount equal to taking more than 100,000 cars off the road for an entire year. Find out how to join SmartWay in Canada at www.smartway.nrcan.gc.ca.
“We appreciate the opportunity to gain SmartWay membership in Canada,” said Drew Cullen, Penske Vice President of Fuels and Environmental Affairs. “Our company has long-term leasing, rental, used truck sales and logistics operations in Canada. We are now able to assist our transportation customers with standardizing their sustainability programs outside the U.S.”
In the U.S., Penske Truck Leasing is a consecutive winner of the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. In 2013, Penske Logistics was given a SmartWay Excellence Award. Penske Truck Leasing is an affiliate partner. Penske Logistics is a partner in the trucking carrier and logistics categories.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a joint venture of 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. Penske Truck Leasing on social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.