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Throughout 2020, Penske continued to drive innovation within its fleet. Here's a look back at some of the top moments of 2020 related to commercial electric trucks and charging.

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Penske Transportation Solutions is the recipient of a 2020 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, receiving recognition in part for its innovative electric vehicle and electric charging station infrastructure accomplishments. Penske Transportation Solutions is the umbrella brand for Penske Logistics and Penske Truck Leasing.

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Penske Truck Leasing has put a battery electric eM2 from the Freightliner Innovation Fleet into service with Temco Logistics, a premier final-mile, white glove solutions provider delivering and installing appliances and home goods.

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Penske Logistics is the recipient of a 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company is being honored for its best-in-class sustainability practices in the Truck Carrier category. This is the fifth such honor this decade and the fourth consecutive win for the organization.

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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During the month of September, Mike Barnes, senior manager of regional facilities for Penske Transportation Solutions, will discuss his work with the company's heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, as part of a pair of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) online events. Barnes is based in Phoenix.

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Black Horse Carriers has joined Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program. The companies have come together to launch a battery electric Freightliner eCascadia into the Black Horse Carriers regular operation. The dedicated fleet services company uses the Penske maintained EV truck throughout Southern California to deliver product to 78 stores for a major grocery chain.

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The first-ever State of Sustainable Fleets Report is now available at no cost for download at www.StateofSustainableFleets.com. 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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Penske Transportation Solutions is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Shell Oil Company and Exelon Corporation as sponsors of the inaugural State of Sustainable Fleets report that is authored by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA).

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Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program welcomes long-time customer Core-Mark International, Inc. A leading consumer goods distributor, Core-Mark has aligned with Penske to deploy a battery electric Freightliner eCascadia into its fleet.

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Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program continues to roll as the company works with EnerSys to put another battery electric Freightliner eM2 into service.

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Penske Logistics has been recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine for top industry performances. The leading supply chain publication has placed Penske Logistics on its 2020 lists for Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers and 75 Green Supply Chain Partners.

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Penske Transportation Solutions Vice President Connected Vehicle Strategy & Experimentation, Bill Combs, will appear at the Green Truck Summit to present on advances in truck technology and the impact on commercial trucking.

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Feb. 24, 2020 – Hyliion Incorporated today announced it will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. The first of the program's three vehicles will be displayed in the booth of partner-company Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) at the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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Hyliion Incorporated today announced it will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. The first of the program's three vehicles will be displayed in the booth of partner-company Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) at the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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For the seventh consecutive year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive has awarded Penske Logistics with the Green Supply Chain Award. The annual award listing recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within the global supply chain.

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Bill Combs, director of connected fleet for Penske Transportation Solutions, an $8.4 billion leader in transportation and logistics, will lend his expertise to the upcoming Fleet Forward Conference. Hosted by Bobit Business Media, the conference will take place in San Jose, California, from November 11-13, at The Forager.

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For the fourth time this decade, Penske Logistics has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its sustainability efforts, collecting a 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award in the Truck Carrier category. Penske Logistics also attained SmartWay awards in 2018, 2017 and 2013.

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Penske Truck Leasing’s Director of Connected Fleet Services, Bill Combs, will speak at the third annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo August 7-8, 2019, in Durham, North Carolina. Combs will serve as a panelist during the “Fleets & Advanced mobility Solutions” session.

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Editor's note: This story is part of our “50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrate Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

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