READING, Pa., June 25, 2013 – Penske Truck Leasing today announced it has ordered 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines. The natural gas tractors will be used by Penske's full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rental customers at various locations across the United States.

“Many full-service truck leasing customers continue to evaluate using natural gas vehicles (NGVs) within their truck fleets while others are quickly adopting the use of NGVs to meet their sustainability goals,” said Penske Truck Leasing's Art Vallely, Executive Vice President of Operations. “We're encouraged by the interest we are seeing from customers with regard to NGVs and we are fully capable of assisting any fleet with their natural gas powered truck needs.”

Penske Truck Leasing estimates that before the year's end it will have more than 200 natural gas tractors within its fleet for use by its full-service truck leasing customers and commercial truck rental customers.

Penske Truck Leasing offers fleet operators considering natural gas trucks: vehicle specification expertise, lease financing, grant application assistance, a nationwide network of maintenance facilities, and more than two decades of experience maintaining fleets of commercial natural gas vehicles. Considering natural gas for your truck fleet? Contact Penske Truck Leasing at 1-855-345-7268 to schedule an evaluation.

Penske Truck Leasing is a gold sponsor and exhibitor at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo. The event takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 24-27. Penske representatives will be in booth 643.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's products and services please visit http://www.GoPenske.com and our "Move Ahead" blog. Penske on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.