Penske Logistics Receives EPA SmartWay 2017 Excellence Award

by Jake Tully - Published: 11/29/2017

Penske Logistics announced earlier today that it has received the 2017 Excellence Award for the SmartWay program provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, an award given by the government agency to freight supply chain partners that operate in the country.

In receiving this award for 2017, Penske announces that it stands among the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program’s top 1 to 2 percent of partners that exhibit environmentally-conscious efforts.

Drew Cullen, Senior Vice President of Fuels and Facility Services at Penske Truck Leasing reports that Penske utilizes new technology and keeps an eye on its fleet in order to continually perform with the environment in mind.

"Penske Logistics equips its more than 3,500 late model vehicles with the newest technology and continuously monitors performance," said Cullen. "These investments are certainly an enabler in being recognized by the EPA.”

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Penske reports that is one of several companies that has contributed to the SmartWay program since it was established in 2004, in order to reduce more than 94 million metric tons of air pollutants and saving more than 107 million barrels of oil as well as saving nearly $27.8 billion related to fuel costs.

"Our company is honored to be recognized as an Excellence Award winner by the EPA SmartWay program," stated Penske Logistics President Marc Althen. "It serves as a continued validation of our efforts to be responsible environmental stewards in our daily operations."

According to Penske Logistics, the company is a leader in operating and maintaining fleets of both traditionally-fueled and alternative-fueled vehicles, with over 5550 vehicles comprising the alternative fuel fleet.

Additionally, Penske reports that over the course of 26 years, the company has seen safe operation and maintenance of natural gas powered vehicles in more than 80 million miles.

Penske reports that it is an affiliate partner in the U.S. EPA SmartWay Program, and Penske has been a partner in the categories of trucking carriers and logistics.

"Since 2004, the EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy," said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality.

Interested parties may visit Penske’s site in order to receive more information about the company.