CLEVELAND - Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Big Truck Rental to offer a Parker RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System on refuse trucks available for rent prior to purchasing a truck. This is the first time that a hybrid drive technology will be available for rent.

“Our partnership with Big Truck Rental gives municipalities and fleet managers the opportunity to test and experience the significant savings and environmental benefits of the RunWise-equipped trucks and learn how their fleets can benefit from hybrid technology,” said Shane Terblanche, general manager, hybrid drive systems at Parker Hannifin.

The Autocar E3 equipped with RunWise technology is now available through Big Truck Rental to all municipalities and waste management companies on a rent-to-own basis. RunWise global commercial truck customers have already surpassed one million miles of operation with reduced fuel consumption by up to 50 percent and reduced maintenance costs.

“Our customers have been asking for a technology that can reduce operating costs while providing an environmental benefit,” said Scott Dols, president and CEO of Big Truck Rental. “Parker RunWise is the premier cost-reducing technology on the commercial market and we are excited to address our customers’ needs.”

Parker Hannifin and Big Truck Rental will display a refuse truck at the WasteExpo in Atlanta, Ga. from April 29 to May 1. Both companies will also be exhibiting at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. from May 5 to May 8.