Penske’s Over-the-Road Coordinators Keep Truck Fleets Rolling 24/7

This is part two of a series.  Please click here to read part one, an in-depth look at the Penske emergency roadside assistance center.

Although Penske Truck Leasing’s over-the-road (OTR) coordinator Scott Brightbill was hundreds – even thousands – of miles from some of this winter’s worst storms, he clearly felt their impact in Reading, Pa. [Read more…]

Penske’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance Team is Always On Call

This is part one of a two-part series.  Please click here to read part two, a profile on Penske over-the-road coordinator Scott Brightbill.

Rain?  No problem.  Snow?  Still here.  Sleet and freezing rain? Bring it on. Sunshine? Let the phones ring.  This is the commitment and dedication it takes to keep more than 200,000 vehicles up and running around the clock 365 days a year across North America.

“We never have down time – even when the sun is shining,” said Julie Levering, director of maintenance services at Penske Truck Leasing.  “Winter is definitely a challenge though. [Read more…]

Penske Holding Career Fairs for Pa. Jobs Feb. 22 and Feb. 24

Penske Truck Leasing is hosting a pair of career fairs to fill over 30 full-time and seasonal customer service jobs, to support truck rental reservations and 24/7 emergency roadside operations at the company’s global headquarters in Reading, Pa.  Immediate interviews will be held.

One job fair will take place in suburban Philadelphia and the other will be held outside Reading, Pa. [Read more…]

Penske Employee Recognized by Florida Times-Union

Lajoi Ford, a Penske Logistics operations manager in Jacksonville, Fla., recently received the I Deliver award from customer Florida Times-Union, a daily newspaper.

The Times-Union employees nominate their peers to receive this monthly award, presented to individuals who go above and beyond in the workplace and who strive to be team players.  While Ford is the operations manager for Penske Logistics, she is the on-site customer service representative for the Times-Union, making her eligible for this special recognition. [Read more…]

DOT Hosting Hours-of-Service Listening Session

On February 17, 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a public listening session on a proposed rule revising hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. The public can participate in-person, online, or by phone. Check out the DOT’s Fast Lane blog for the full details on how to participate.  [Read more…]

Businesses Turn to Penske for High-Quality Used Trucks

Hank Pittman needed something larger than a van to deliver over 800,000 direct mail pieces to the post office each month, to keep up with the demands of his small business.  He owns Pittman Printing, a small commercial printer outside Kansas City, Mo.

Already a Penske Truck Rental customer, Pittman quickly found what he needed, working with the Kansas City Penske office and the company’s used trucks call center.  He purchased a 2004 Freightliner M2 medium-duty truck with around 200,000 miles on the odometer. [Read more…]

Penske Truck Rental’s Sweethearts Move Ahead to New Life

Consider it a positive that Debra Luna can sometimes be impulsive.

Otherwise, it is highly unlikely she would have agreed to sit in a yellow Penske moving truck to make an 18-hour trip with someone she had just met in person.  Good thing it turned out to be her future husband, Greg Luna.

And so on this day of celebrating the meaning of true love, “Move Ahead” brings you the story of a couple brought together with the help of Penske Truck Rental. [Read more…]

Get Dependable Trucks, Fast with Penske’s Rental Express

There are only so many hours in the day. To free up some time, we offer a fast, convenient rental process for businesses. When you enroll in our Rental Express program, you are pre-qualified, so one call and your truck will be ready every time.

Here’s how it works. Sign up for Rental Express to get pre-approved credit. When you need a rental truck, simply call Penske and reserve the truck. You or your driver signs the agreement, picks up the keys at the rental counter and you’re on your way! [Read more…]

Making Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration Work

Collaboration. Supply chain.  The two concepts should only appear together in the same sentence if companies are prepared to fundamentally change their way of thinking.

Trusting the right partners, and selecting the right process for collaboration, is as critical as taking the needed time to define the right strategy at the right time. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Thought Leaders Featured in Logistics Quarterly Magazine

As part of their Top North American Third-Party Logistics Provider Executive Interview Series for the current issue of Logistics Quarterly magazine, LQ published a question and answer session with Joe Gallick, senior vice president of sales for Penske Logistics.

Gallick stated: “In a recently published 3PL industry survey conducted by Dr. Robert Lieb of Northeastern University, an overwhelming percentage of CEOs indicated a continued dedication to greener practices despite the challenging economic environment.” [Read more…]