Penske Truck Leasing of Reading will be retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 semi-tractors in its commercial truck rental fleet with new, cutting-edge LED headlights from Truck-Lite.
Penske said it is the first and only commercial truck rental operation to currently offer the 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, and tested on vehicles serving in the Iraqi and Afghan theater since 2007.