CARB Compliance Plan Filing Deadline Approaching

In the past year, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) enacted certain amendments to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulations, known as the California SmartWay mandate.  In addition to obligations on tractors and other power vehicles, the regulations impose certain obligations on lessees and owners of certain trailers (operators) which operate in California. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Named to Green 75 Supply Chain Partners List

Penske Logistics was recently named to the 2011 Green 75 Supply Chain Partners list by Inbound Logistics magazine. The company was recognized for its commitment to helping customers reduce emissions and for its EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership rating.  Penske Logistics has achieved the program’s highest possible rating of 1.25 for its own dedicated truck fleet as a carrier partner and also as a logistics partner in the program.  [Read more…]

Penske Highlights Fleet Technology at Upcoming Conference

Penske Truck Leasing’s fleet technology experts will be on-hand at the upcoming 9th Annual PeopleNet User Conference.  The conference will be held August 15 – 17 in Boca Raton, Fla. and offers more than 40 educational sessions and user panels.  Conference attendees will gain knowledge and resources necessary to empower their fleets. Penske Truck Leasing is a multi-year sponsor of the event. [Read more…]

Inspections Under CSA Becoming More Targeted Yet Vary by State

Compliance Safety Accountability—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program that calculate fleets’ safety scores—is allowing officials to more readily see the specific safety problems associated with carriers by using more of the data inspectors collect at roadside.

What’s more, under CSA, several states are updating their databases and taking the randomness out of roadside inspections by equipping inspectors with carrier-specific information.   [Read more…]