Penske orders 600 Volvo VNs for emissions and fuel economy06 May 2010

US operator Penske says it has ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors for their near-zero regulated emissions and improved fuel economy.

Marc Althen, senior vice president of administration and procurement for Penske Truck Leasing, reckons that, with EPA2010-certified Volvo D13 engines and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), the trucks will deliver 5% better fuel economy and a smaller carbon footprint.

The initial 100 units have already been built and are being placed in Penske's commercial truck rental fleet, while the remaining 500 VN670s will be manufctured over the next several months.

"Volvo's trucks and engines are right in line with our approach to minimizing environmental impacts and improving operations," comments Althen. "We think our truck rental and truck leasing customers will embrace vehicles like these as win-win options for their businesses and the environment," he adds.

Brian Tinham

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