Staples Selects Penske to Maintain Electric Truck Fleet

Staples, the world’s largest office products company, has contracted with Penske Truck Leasing to provide commercial truck fleet maintenance services to its 53 all-electric, class six trucks.

The all-electric trucks can reach 55 mph and are most effective in large cities that require constant stop-and-go driving.  A single overnight charge is sufficient to power an all-electric truck through a typical day of deliveries. [Read more...]

ATRI Updates Truck Idling Regulation List

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has recently updated its comprehensive list of idling regulations for U.S. states. You may access and download the full list as well as a foldable cab card for free by clicking here. The ATRI is a leading industry research organization. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Named to “2011 Great Supply Chain Partner” List

Penske Logistics has been selected by SupplyChainBrain and its readers as a 2011 Great Supply Chain Partner.

SupplyChainBrain’s 9th annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners is the result of a six-month on-line poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and logistics service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. [Read more...]

Existing Penske Truck Leasing Fuel Cards Deactivated July 31

Penske Truck Leasing reminds customers that its new fuel card program goes into effect this month. As a result of this new fuel card program, all existing Penske fuel cards will be deactivated and rendered unusable effective July 31, 2011. It is important that all of our fuel card customers transition to the new fuel card program. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Sponsors CSCMP Global Conference

Underscoring its commitment to encouraging industry thought leadership Penske Logistics is once again sponsoring the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Global Conference.  This year’s conference takes place October 2 – 5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the City of Brotherly Love – Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A.  

Penske Logistics will also participate in two must-see industry sessions during the upcoming conference: [Read more...]

Penske Used Trucks Focused on Service Excellence

Successfully competing in the red-hot used commercial trucks market takes service, dedication and great people to make it happen.  Penske Used Trucks has been gradually growing its national call center team to help meet the uptick in demand for used trucks. [Read more...]

Penske’s New Mobile Site Makes Truck Rental Easy

In an effort to make consumer truck rentals an easier on-the-go process, Penske Truck Rental has introduced a mobile version of its site, http://m.pensketruckrental.com/, which is accessible via nearly any smartphone.*

“We have decided to introduce a mobile version to keep pace with the consumer market,” explained Ann Walsh, Penske’s vice president of interactive marketing.

“We elected to go mobile so that our customers can easily make a reservation through their phones, and to streamline the process,” she said.  “As an industry leader, we’re the only consumer truck rental company with a truly optimized experience for the mobile user.” [Read more...]

Penske Customer East Penn Manufacturing Receives Historic Transmission from Allison

Longtime Penske Truck Leasing customer East Penn Manufacturing of Lyon Station, Pa. now has in its fleet a Freightliner truck containing the one millionth 3000 series transmission from Allison Transmission Inc. [Read more...]

Cross-Border Regulations Require Advanced Planning

In 2010, over 790,000 shipments crossed over the Canadian and Mexican borders into the United States, and those numbers are on the rise. According to the latest Department of Transportation (DOT) figures, surface transportation trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached $80.8 billion in March, the latest month for which figures are available.  That is 15.6 percent higher than for the same period in 2010 and marks the highest month since collection of data began in 1994. [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Opportunity Knocks for 3PLs and Shippers. Will They Answer?

If I put myself in the shoes of a 3PL and read the recently published Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 22nd Annual State of Logistics Report®, my overall takeaway is this: Opportunity knocks.

Manufacturers and retailers face many complex challenges in the years ahead: [Read more...]