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Penske now a Canadian SmartWay partner

Penske Truck Leasing joined joint US-Canada network with goal of saving fuel and reducing emissions

October 23, 2014
by MM&D Online Staff

READING, Pennsylvania—Penske Truck Leasing is now an affiliate in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership. Created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the SmartWay program is administered by Natural Resources Canada.

The United States EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the sustainability of their freight supply chains. NRCan introduced the program to Canada in 2012.

The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a joint US-Canada network connecting over 3,000 companies with a shared goal of saving fuel and reducing emissions from their freight supply chain. With SmartWay, companies have access to free, standardized tools to help them benchmark their freight operations and find areas to improve their productivity and competitiveness.

In 2013, over 300 Canadian SmartWay partners saved more than $65 million CAD in fuel costs, and reduced their emissions by an amount equal to taking more than 100,000 cars off the road for an entire year.

“We appreciate the opportunity to gain SmartWay membership in Canada,” said Drew Cullen, Penske vice-president of fuels and environmental affairs. “Our company has long-term leasing, rental, used truck sales and logistics operations in Canada. We are now able to assist our transportation customers with standardizing their sustainability programs outside the US.”

In the US, Penske Truck Leasing is a consecutive winner of the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. In 2013, Penske Logistics was given a SmartWay Excellence Award. Penske Truck Leasing is an affiliate partner. Penske Logistics is a partner in the trucking carrier and logistics categories.