Penske Truck Leasing Co. LP has been tapped to administer fleet maintenance activities for Alpha Baking Co. Inc., which is now operating nearly two dozen Ford E-450 delivery trucks outfitted with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas systems.
Alpha Baking's new propane fleet – a total of 22 trucks – is on the road in the company's Chicago-area delivery footprint. The vehicles operate out of Alpha Baking's North Aurora, Ill., truck depot.
‘After much research and testing, the time has arrived for Alpha Baking to integrate propane autogas equipment into our fleet,’ says Bob McGuire, Alpha's vice president and director of logistics. ‘The technology is here, and it is affordable.’
For its part, Penske Truck Leasing will be handling Alpha Baking's full-service truck leasing and maintenance needs. The two companies have been working together on Alpha Baking's traditionally fueled fleet, and the relationship now expands to the alternative fuel vehicles.