100 CNG Cascadia Tractors with New Cummins Westport ISX12 G
Penske Truck Leasing has entered natural gas vehicle leasing behind an order for 100 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors powered by Cummins Westport’s new 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine. First deliveries are expected in September. updated with additional contact information on July 2
The new CNG tractors will be used by Penske’s full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rental customers at various U.S. locations – 75 for leasing and 25 for rental.
“Many full-service truck leasing customers continue to evaluate using natural gas vehicles within their truck fleets while others are quickly adopting the use of NGVs to meet their sustainability goals,” said Penske executive VP for operations Art Vallely.
200 by Year-End
“We’re encouraged by the interest we are seeing from customers with regard to NGVs and we are fully capable of assisting any fleet with their natural gas powered truck needs,” he said.
The company estimates that before the year-end, it will have more than 200 natural gas tractors in its fleet for both full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rentals.
Penske consults with customers on natural gas too, offering “vehicle specification expertise, lease financing, grant application assistance, a nationwide network of maintenance facilities, and more than two decades of experience maintaining fleets of commercial natural gas vehicles.”
Penske Truck Leasing is headquartered in Reading, Pa. It is a joint venture of Penske Corp, the Penske Automotive Group, and General Electric Capital.
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