READING, PA – Penske Truck Rental partnered with International Truck and Engine Corporation and Eaton Corporation to utilize state-of-the-art hybrid commercial rental trucks as part of the annual NBC “Today Show” Lend a Hand series, which was held Apr. 14-18.

Emmy award winning broadcaster Al Roker visited five U.S. cities and delivered live on-air items to select charities. This marked the fourth consecutive year Penske has donated to the effort 26-foot consumer box trucks.

New in 2008 was the use of International DuraStar Hybrid diesel electric trucks containing drive trains from Eaton. The DuraStar Hybrid truck offers increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. During standard use, there is typically a fuel savings of 30-40 percent, as compared to traditional diesel trucks.