Being a Penske Truck Rental Representative May Accelerate Your Career

The position of rental representative at Penske Truck Leasing is an important job, for a number of reasons.

For starters, they’re often the first point-of-contact for Penske’s rental and lease customers.  The job can also serve as a steppingstone within Penske, a global transportation company with over 19,000 associates.

And, best of all? Penske recruiters are hiring rental representatives this year, to gear up for the upcoming busy moving season. [Read more…]

U.S. Defense Department’s GPS Testing in Southeast May Spur Outages for Onboard Truck Fleet Technologies

Please be advised the United States Department of Defense has announced it will conduct GPS tests in the Southeast during two separate time frames (now through Feb. 11, and Feb. 15-Feb. 22) that will temporarily disrupt navigation systems for commercial truck drivers and the general public.  Also affected will be GPS-based telematics systems available from Penske Truck Leasing’s FleetIQ portfolio including: CyntrX, PeopleNet and Xata.

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Congratulations AAA Penske Truck Rental Sweepstakes Winners!

AAA members who rented a truck between October 8 and December 31, 2010, were eligible to enter for a chance to win a free Penske truck rental up to $500. Every two weeks, one lucky winner was chosen at random.

Congratulations to all of our lucky winners: [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Helps Warehousing Industry Establish Best Practices for Distribution Center Management

Helping global appliance makers get their products from the manufacturing floor to the consumer is more complicated than it sounds.

In the case of Whirlpool Corporation, it may enlist the services of third-party logistics companies (3PL is a commonly used industry acronym) like Penske Logistics to ensure that regional distribution centers operate efficiently. [Read more…]

Need An Extra Hand With Your Do-It-Yourself Move?

Moving can feel overwhelming at times.  To alleviate some stress, you could hire dedicated workers to help you move. You can hire moving labor to help with packing, loading, unloading and even driving. [Read more…]

New Hours of Service Regulation Proposed

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regulatory proposal that would revise hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. [Read more…]

Penske Committed to Complete Construction and Open Garner, N.C. Facility

The first new Penske Truck Leasing facility of 2011 is nearing an opening over the next several weeks.

A state-of-the-art 12,000-square-foot commercial truck leasing, commercial and consumer truck rental and contract maintenance building on 8.5 acres in Garner, N.C. (near North Carolina’s capital city of Raleigh) is set to open its doors for business in the Greenfield South Business Park following an August 2010 groundbreaking ceremony. [Read more…]

Penske Recruiters Hitting Road to Hire New Associates

As Penske Truck Leasing indicated in a blog post earlier this week, the company is bullish on hiring in 2011, with company recruiters attending U.S. technical school and U.S. college employment fairs.

“The good news for job hunters is that we are hiring again at a moderate pace across North America,” Penske’s Ken Hurley told “Move Ahead” in a Jan. 10 post.  Hurley is Penske Truck Leasing’s senior vice president of human resources.   [Read more…]

Penske Truck Rental’s Top 10 Moving Destinations for 2010

Last year, Penske Truck Rental saw tens of thousands of consumer truck rental requests for these top 10 destinations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau as many as 38 million people moved in 2009, and their research shows Sun Belt states continue to show a rise in population. [Read more…]

Penske Supports 2010 Engine Technology with DEF Availability

A key but perhaps overlooked component of adapting to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandated 2010 emission technology requirements for commercial trucks is the effective use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to support Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. [Read more…]