Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010-certified Volvo D13 engines and selective catalytic reduction. The initial 100 units of the order have been built and are being placed in Penske’s commercial truck rental fleet. The remaining 500 VN670s will be produced and delivered over the next several months.
“We are extremely happy that Penske chose Volvo trucks and engines to meet the EPA’10 emissions standard, while also delivering the performance and fuel economy Penske and its customers require,” says Scott Kress, vice president of sales. “Volvo’s engines and SCR system are the most tested products in our company’s history. Penske not only has a deserved reputation as one of the leaders in evaluating new technology, they are committed to running the cleanest and most efficient trucks available.”
The Volvo VN670s ordered by Penske are EPA SmartWay compliant for increased aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Volvo’s EPA’10 technology eliminates active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter, which the company says saves additional fuel while also simplifying truck operations.
“Penske is committed to responsible operations, and participating in the EPA’s SmartWay Transport partnership is a big part of that when it comes to the environment,” says Marc Althen, senior vice president of administration and procurement for Penske Truck Leasing. “Volvo’s trucks and engines are right in line with our approach to minimizing environmental impacts and improving operations. We think our truck rental and truck leasing customers will embrace vehicles like these as win-win options for their businesses and the environment.”