Penske Installing LED Headlights From Truck-Lite on 5,000 Rental
READING, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- Penske Truck Leasing
today announced it is retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013
semi-tractors currently within its commercial truck rental fleet with
new, cutting-edge LED headlights from Truck-Lite. Penske is the first
and only commercial truck rental operation to currently offer this
innovative headlamp option within its fleet. The retrofitting will
take place over the next 12 months. Penske plans to make these LED
lights part of its core standard specifications for all the
semi-tractors in its commercial truck rental fleet.
"We've field tested these new lights," said Art Vallely, Executive
Vice President of Operations for Penske Truck Leasing. "They provide
greater nighttime visibility compared with traditional headlights,
which enhances safety for commercial truck drivers operating our
equipment. The high durability of these lights also provides a
significant cost-savings from a maintenance standpoint."
The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps were initially developed for
military use and offer increased durability, visibility and safety.
Manufactured in the U.S., Truck-Lite's forward lighting technology is
battlefield tough and tested on vehicles serving in the Iraqi and
Afghan theater since 2007.
"Our LED forward lighting capabilities and product line has continued
to strengthen and grow," stated Beth English, Vice President of
Marketing for Truck-Lite. "The overwhelming response from the
military and commercial vehicle markets has allowed us to push
forward and move the technology toward the custom heavy-duty market
and our fleet partners. As a direct replacement to current headlamps,
retrofit is easy, taking only minutes."
English continued, "Our new LED headlamp offering really speaks to
high performance, durability and increased visibility for forward
lighting applications. Offering longer life than comparable
incandescent lamps, these LED headlamp products are worth the upfront
investment, saving the time and expense of replacing lamps multiple
times while offering increased safety for the driver."
Truck-Lite's LED forward lighting headlamps offer improved driver
visibility through its more natural light spectrum, leading to
improved object recognition at night and increased daytime
visibility. Truck-Lite's LED beam pattern also reduces eye-strain for
drivers and reduces harsh headlight glare to oncoming traffic. An
additional benefit is a significant reduction in amperage draw on the
vehicle's electrical system, freeing up power for other uses and
resulting in a 50-times longer lighting system life than conventional
Truck-Lite Co., LLC is headquartered in Falconer N.Y., with
additional manufacturing facilities in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and
McElhattan, Pa., as well as Birmingham and Harlow England, and other
facilities around the world. Truck-Lite is a major producer of signal
lighting, forward lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal
switches, and safety accessories to the heavy duty truck, trailer,
and commercial vehicle industries. Visit http://www.truck-lite.com
for product and company information.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a
joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and
General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation
services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and
serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America,
South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service
truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck
rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management
and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's
products and services please visit www.GoPenske.com and our "Move
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