Alpha Baking Selects Penske Truck Leasing to Maintain its New ROUSH CleanTech Alternative Fueled Truck Fleet
CHICAGO (June 12, 2013) —Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand, has selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area. The trucks are fueled by clean-burning, domestically produced and affordable propane autogas.
Alpha Baking is introducing the 22 propane autogas trucks to reduce emissions while also continuing to meet its operational performance needs and factory warranty without a decrease in engine horsepower or torque. The new alternative fuel vehicles were officially put into service today during a commemoration ceremony with Chicago Area Clean Cities at Alpha Baking’s North Aurora truck depot.
“We’re doing this because it’s the right thing to do. First, these propane-powered bread delivery trucks will emit fewer emissions and our company has been extremely progressive in doing the right thing for the environment. Second, propane is produced here in the U.S. and is therefore good for our economy. Lastly, this strategy reduces our dependency on foreign oil,” stated Bob McGuire, Alpha’s vice president and director of logistics.