Colorado’s Chain Law Starts Sept. 1 for Commercial Vehicle Drivers on I-70

According to a Colorado Department of Transportation press release starting September 1, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law. The law is in place to help ensure commercial vehicles can drive safely in the region’s snowy conditions. [Read more…]

Mark Your Calendars for CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

Fleet managers and commercial truck and bus drivers please take note. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will soon conduct its annual Brake Safety Week across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The effort runs September 11-17. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics South America Expands Consumer Business with LG Electronics

Penske Logistics has inked a contract with LG Electronics Brazil to offer expanded warehouse and dedicated distribution services. 

Penske Logistics South America will aid LG in the Brazilian distribution of consumer products like televisions, DVD players, washing machines and refrigerators.  The largest South American country is also among the world’s fastest growing economies, known informally as a BRIC country (Brazil, Russia, India and China). [Read more…]

Penske Customer Advisory – Hurricane Irene

Penske advises customers that due to the pending hurricane expected to impact the East Coast please take the following measures before the storm arrives:

  • Top off truck fuel tanks
  • Move truck(s) to higher ground if in a flood-prone area
  • Stay tuned to local news stations for weather reports
  • Adhere to all travel and road advisories and restrictions issued by local emergency management officials
  • Delay travel into impacted areas when possible

While Penske has taken every possible step to ensure continued service there is some potential for delays at Penske Truck Leasing facilities or Penske Truck Rental agent locations due to local travel restrictions, weather conditions, flooding or power outages. We appreciate your continued cooperation and patience during this storm. [Read more…]

Back-to-School Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

The start of the school year brings with it heavier traffic and professional drivers will want to be even more aware of their surroundings while navigating residential areas, traveling the interstate and making deliveries at the nation’s big box retailers. [Read more…]

Is a Double-Dip Recession in the Cards Later this Year?

A double-dip recession may be impacting the U.S. economy by year’s end or early 2012 according to at least one nationally renowned economist in the transportation industry.

“I am beginning to be of the opinion that we could be heading towards a double-dip recession,” explained Rosalyn Wilson, a senior business analyst with Delcan Corporation.   [Read more…]

Penske Rental Agent Provides Unparalleled Service

For Penske Truck Rental agent Rachael Brown, delivering the best customer experience means listening to customers, answering their questions and making them feel comfortable with their move.

“We try our best to accommodate all our customers’ needs,” said Brown, owner of Penske agent location Mountain Valley Auto Brokers, Glen, N.H. “I feel like I’ve accomplished something when customers leave here with smiles on their faces.” [Read more…]

Penske Joins 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen Man In Motion Relay Tour

Penske Truck Rental has joined in its support of the 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen Man In Motion Relay Tour

Beginning August 24 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the 25thAnniversary Relay will retrace the Canadian segment of Hansen’s original tour, but this time one man in motion will be represented and celebrated by many in motion, by engaging 7,000 participants from across Canada who have made their own difference in the lives of others. [Read more…]

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Texting. Talking on the phone. Eating. Searching for a radio station.

At some point while driving, you’ve probably participated in at least one of the above distractions – leading you to take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel and your mental focus off driving. [Read more…]

Penske Part of Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 3PL List

Penske Logistics has been named to the 100 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) and Cold Storage Providers list by Food Logistics magazine, a publication dedicated to the movement of product through the food supply chain. [Read more…]