Penske Truck Leasing announced Wednesday at the Alternative Clean Energy (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif, that it was awarded grants totaling $525,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in Diamond Bar, Calif.
Penske says the grants will help offset the company’s costs to modify existing locations in Southern California and enable it to provide maintenance services on trucks with engines that run on natural gas.
Seven Penske facilities will receive $75,000 grants each through next year.
“Natural gas is a growing option for trucking fleets when it comes to fuel sources,” Jennifer Sockel, Senior Vice President of Administration and Facilities for Penske Truck Leasing, says. “These facility retrofits will enable us to better serve our truck fleet customers in the region and support their sustainability goals now and into the future.”
Penske currently has facilities in Baltimore; Davenport, Iowa; Phoenix; Pottsville, Penn.; Neenah, Wis.; Salt Lake City; and Wilkes-Barre, Penn. that are ready to service or currently service natural gas vehicles and more than a dozen others being retrofitted as part of upcoming new construction for NGV maintenance in select markets. Penske also has customer onsite NGV maintenance locations.