Penske Truck Leasing joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership, a government and industry partnership to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
By using most of the commercially available fuel saving strategies and actively evaluating the latest fleet technologies, Penske's logistics and truck rental operations earned the highest EPA Performance Scores of 1.25 representing outstanding environmental performance.
SmartWay hopes to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012. The partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year.
To oversee its environmental improvement efforts, Penske Truck Leasing named Joe Moleski to the newly created position of vice president - sustainability.
"We are already working to drive a number of internal initiatives designed to help our customers meet their environmental goals and fuel cost and emission savings while working toward our own commitments to operate even more responsibly as it relates to the environment," said Moleski.
Moleski was an area vice president for 14 years in the company's Northeast area. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and resides in East Longmeadow, Mass.