New York-Area Firm Is Making the Switch from Diesel
Long-Island-based Emerald Brand, which provides alternatively sourced, “tree-free” bath and related products, said this morning that it’s shifting its New York-based fleet to compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles from Penske Truck Leasing.
This conversion will greatly reduce the company’s environmental footprint by lessening the amount of gas emissions released into the air as compared to traditional diesel fueled vehicles,” states a release.
The transition has begun with two CNG-fueled, 26-foot Freightliner M2 112 trucks serving the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state area.
“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 Emerald Brand managing director Jaclyn McDuffey.
Penske: ‘A Great Partner’
“Penske Truck Leasing has been a great partner by offering options and guidance in this transition to greener vehicles.”
“Their investment in these new vehicles is also an investment in the air quality of the towns in which their customers and associates live and breathe,” Penske fuel strategy director Matt Krasney says in the Emerald announcement.
The vehicles will fuel at local Clean Energy Fuels CNG stations.
Emerald Brand is a unit of the Paradigm Group. Both are headquartered in Syosset, N.Y.
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