Penske Truck Leasing Supporting Chicago Propane Vehicles
Chicago’s Alpha Baking, a national distributor “and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand,” has picked Penske Truck Leasing for maintenance of 2013 Roush CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks.
Alpha Baking is introducing the 22 propane autogas trucks in its headquarters area “to reduce emissions while also continuing to meet its operational performance needs and factory warranty without a decrease in engine horsepower or torque.” The new alt fuel vehicles were officially put into service this past Wednesday during a commemoration ceremony with Chicago Area Clean Cities at Alpha Baking’s North Aurora truck depot.
“After much research and testing the time has arrived for Alpha Baking to integrate propane autogas equipment into our fleet,” Alpha VP and logistics director Bob McGuire said in a release.
“The technology is here and it is affordable,” McGuire said.
‘The Right Thing to Do’
“We’re doing this because it’s the right thing to do.”
“Penske has been maintaining alternative fueled fleets of vehicles for more than a decade around the country,” said Penske Truck Leasing sales VP Jack Sullivan.
His firm already provides full-service truck leasing and maintenance to Alpha, and will now take on support of the new AFVs.
Alpha has plants in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, employs more than 1,400 people and has more than 300 trucks in its delivery fleet.
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Source: Alpha Baking with Fleets & Fuels follow-up