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Sustainability takes a strong corporate commitment and an integrated team approach to make it happen. At Penske, we are dedicated to readying our businesses for the future of electrification, decarbonization, and enhancing our overall sustainability as responsible corporate citizens.

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As an industry leader, we have a passion for progress. We are guided by a deep sense of responsibility to our customers, associates, and communities and are committed to continually challenging ourselves and our partners to exceed expectations.

Consistent with our core values, we focus on safe, responsible operations and delivering practical and sustainable solutions that reduce waste, emissions and preserve precious resources as we work toward the decarbonization of our industry.

We are committed to moving the world forward in a way that is good for people and our planet.

Vehicle Decarbonization

Penske E-Transit Cargo Van

We have been operating alternative fuel vehicles for more than 30 years, and now have one of the largest and most diverse electric vehicle test fleets in the industry. We are reducing the environmental impact of the Penske fleet in the following ways:

Check out Penske's electric fleet in action:

Sustainable Facilities

Penske is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our locations—from the way our buildings consume energy to the way we power our essential equipment. Here are just some of our strategies:

  • Building and operating North America’s first heavy-duty electric vehicle charging network
  • Increasing the amount of energy consumption from renewable sources verses non-renewable sources year over year
  • Growing our number of LEED-certified buildings featuring sustainable design, construction and operation
  • Identifying carbon mitigation actions at customer distribution centers managed by Penske
  • Implementing focused recycling initiatives across virtually all waste streams, including tires, oil, filters, antifreeze, batteries, scrap metals and more.
  • Using new water conservation technologies and practices in our vehicle washing operations
  • Utilizing lower VOC emission paint in our collision repair centers
  • Equipping consumer rental customers for more sustainable moves

Awards and Partnerships

Penske has participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership since 2008. We are a seven-time EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner, six-time EPA SmartWay Excellence Award winner, EPA SmartWay 2022 High Performer for the Logistics and Carrier categories.

As one of more than 1,300 partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually, we proudly participate in and support the EPA's Green Power Partnership.

We are also a founding sponsor of the annual State of Sustainable Fleets Market Brief, a no-cost report that serves as the leading source of information on sustainable technology decisions being made by America’s on-road fleets.

Additional recognitions for sustainability efforts include:

  • US EPA – Clean Air Excellence Award
  • Food Logistics Magazine Top Green Provider
  • Supply and Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award
  • Inbound Logistics Magazines Green Supply Chain Partner

Access Related Reports

Penske Logistics is a recipient of the 2018 Freight Carrier Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program. The company was just one of 40 organizations to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,700 program participants. Penske Logistics was also given a SmartWay Excellence Award in 2017.

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The annual Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, will once again feature a strong presence by Penske Truck Leasing. The company will appear on multiple panels, serve as Presenting Sponsor and be an exhibitor. The industry-leading event takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center beginning on April 30.

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Penske Truck Leasing’s connected fleet solutions will take center stage at the upcoming Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. The Connected Vehicle Technology Showcase, being held during the ACT Expo (April 30 through May 3 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California), will include timely workshops featuring industry and government stakeholders that are driving innovation, and an expo hall show floor that will provide hands-on access to connected fleet solutions.

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program has named Penske Logistics a 2017 Excellence Award winner. Penske is among the program’s top 1 to 2 percent of partners that display environmental best practices.

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The award-winning sustainability program of Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics has been featured in a report by Berks Nature, a Reading, Pennsylvania-based organization. Penske’s global headquarters are housed in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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Penske Truck Leasing has created a website,, to assist the transportation industry with identifying publicly accessible fueling stations for heavy-duty alternative fueled vehicles in the United States and Canada. The stations listed can provide trucks with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel.

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Penske Logistics Europe has installed nearly 800 solar panels atop its multi-client warehouse that goes a long way in powering the building’s operations. The 200,000 square-foot building is located in Roosendaal, The Netherlands.

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Matt Krasney, director of alternative fuels forPenske Truck Leasing, will serve as keynote speaker at next week’s Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo (LAF) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He will also talk at a pair of regional open houses in Georgia to promote the Peach State’s natural gas commercial vehicle tax incentive program.

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TheU.S. Department of Energy has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Penske will utilize the funds to further introduce alternative fuel vehicles to its customer base.

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Penske Truck Leasing is the recipient of four grants totaling $1.1 million from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). It is expected the company will utilize the grants to subsidize the purchase of natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

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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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Penske Truck Leasing has been given the Clean Air Excellence Award, in the Clear Air Technology category, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As one of seven 2015 winners Penske is the only corporation; the other recipients are government-related organizations. This is the first time Penske Truck Leasing has received this award.

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