Penske Truck Leasing to Receive $1.1 Million in Texas Sustainability Grants
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 12L engines. Penske will likely deploy these trucks in its full-service truck leasing fleet in the Houston and Dallas markets.
“The Houston and Dallas metropolitan regions have been designated as target air-quality improvement areas and we’re happy to do our part in facilitating TERP’s vision,” said Drew Cullen, Penske Senior Vice President of Fuels and Facilities Services.
Penske Truck Leasing is an affiliate partner in the U.S. EPA SmartWay program and has won the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award for the last three years. The company is also an affiliate partner in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership, which is administered by Natural Resources Canada. In 2015, Penske Truck Leasing was given the U.S. EPA Clean Air Excellence Award for the first time in company history.