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Penske Truck Leasing will sponsor, display thought leadership, and be an exhibitor at this year’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Southern California. It will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, starting May 1. Penske is a Presenting Sponsor and will be in booth 1145.

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Emerald Brand, a maker of daily use disposable products that are sourced from sustainable and alternative materials, is introducing several Penske Truck Leasing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled trucks into its fleet. The Syosset, New York-based company will further its conservation mission with the transition.

“We are always striving to discover new ways to help the environment and reduce our footprint, and the conversion to CNG fueled trucks was the next sustainable step for our company to help deliver our products to clients in the most environmentally friendly way possible,” said Jaclyn McDuffey, Emerald Brand managing director.

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Penske Truck Leasing has completed the first of several grant-related facility modifications to provide maintenance to natural gas vehicles as part of its award from theMobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in California.

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The number of motor carriers adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles is increasing, as is the number of fueling locations offering the fuel. However, when it comes to maintenance, the needs of CNG vehicles differ from those of their diesel counterparts.

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Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics were among the companies that celebrated Earth Day and sustainability advancements being made in the transportation sector. The setting in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was the grand opening of a Trillium CNG fueling station, with Wegmans Food Markets; NFI, a supply chain solutions provider; and Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA), clean transportation and energy consultants.

“Today is an excellent example of how several organizations can work together and create a success story for the transportation industry to transition to alternative fuels,” stated Drew Cullen, Penske senior vice president of fuels and facilities services (pictured speaking below). “We appreciate the opportunity to take a lead role in making this day a reality.”

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Once again in 2015, Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics will be highly visible at this year’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo taking place in Dallas, May 4-May 7, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. A platinum sponsor, Penske will appear on multiple panels and be an exhibitor.

The company will have a compressed natural gas (CNG) tractor on display in booth 626. On Thursday, May 7, a full-service Penske Truck Leasing facility equipped to service CNG vehicles will be one component of an off-site Expo tour.

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Penske Truck Leasing has accepted $1.5 million in Act 13 grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to complement the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its sustainability efforts. In all, the office of Gov. Tom Corbett dispensed $7.3 million this week to a variety of organizations.

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Penske Truck Rental has 85 compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractors available for commercial rental use in select markets. These day cab tractors are equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines. CNG tractors from Penske are currently in-stock and ready to rent in select markets including: Southern California, Northern California, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and Baltimore.

“An increasing number of customers have expressed a desire to evaluate natural gas vehicles to see if they make sense as part of their overall fleet strategy,” stated Don Mikes, senior vice president – rental.

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Penske Truck Leasing announced today at the Alternative Clean Energy (ACT) Expo that it was awarded grants totaling $525,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in Diamond, Bar, California. 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.

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Penske’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance team recently received hands-on training on the company’s compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

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Penske Truck Leasing today announced it has ordered 100 compressed natural gas (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.

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Taking that first step to introducing natural gas vehicles (NGVs) into a company’s truck fleet is by no means an easy decision with myriad dynamics to analyze when taking that next step.

“Natural gas vehicles have a growing place in the transportation industry,” explained Drew Cullen, Penske’s vice president of fuels and telecommunications. “Incorporating these vehicles into a fleet can contribute to sustainability goals because they run on cleaner burning fuel and the support infrastructure from a fueling and maintenance standpoint is growing rapidly.”

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There was a grand opening event in Phoenix today as Penske Truck Leasing formally opened a multimillion dollar state-of-the-art facility.

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