Clean Air Excellence Awards
Clean Air Technology Award
Penske Truck Leasing's Clean Air Technology Commitment
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P
Penske Truck Leasing (Penske) has been assisting customers with alternative fuels for over two decades, and today has an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet of over 500 natural gas, hybrid, propane, and electric vehicles ranging from tractor-trailers, straight trucks, buses, and delivery vehicles. Additionally, Penske has been demonstrating and encouraging partnership in the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership for over seven years, participating as an affiliate, truck carrier and logistics partner. In May 2014, Penske made a significant deployment to their rental fleet of 85 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.
The Clean Air Technology Award applies to technological developments (including products or processes) that reduce air pollution from stationary, mobile, or area sources. In addition to the general criteria, the following criteria will be used in assessing each entry:
Clean Air Technology Award Criteria
- The technology is commercially viable and can be widely applied.
- The technology is cost-effective relative to other air pollution control technologies that already exist.
- The technology is developed at the prototype stage or beyond.