LONG BEACH, CA. Penske Truck Leasing announced it has been awarded grants totaling $525,000 to retrofit Penske maintenance facilities in California to service natural gas trucks.

The grant, from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in Diamond Bar, CA, was announced this week at the Alternative Clean Energy (ACT) Expo.

The grants will help offset the company’s costs to modify its existing locations in Southern California and enable it to provide maintenance services on trucks with engines that run on natural gas.

Each Penske facility will receive $75,000 grants (estimated completion dates listed in parentheses):

  • 2000 E. Wilshire Ave., Santa Ana (Q4 2014)
  • 2727 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vernon (Q4 2014)
  • 19646 S. Figueroa St., Carson (2015)
  • 14228 Slover Ave., Fontana (2015)
  • 15050 Northam Rd., La Mirada (2015)
  • 2300 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles (2015)
  • 11200 Peoria St., Sun Valley (2015)

“Natural gas is a growing option for trucking fleets when it comes to fuel sources,” said Jennifer Sockel, senior vice president of administration and facilities for Penske Truck Leasing. “These facility retrofits will enable us to better serve our truck fleet customers in the region and support their sustainability goals now and into the future.”