Fireworks and Rental Trucks Do Not Mix

Penske Truck Rental is ready and willing to help businesses with their truck rental needs – except when it comes to transporting fireworks.

“Due to the extremely volatile nature of fireworks, Penske does not allow them to be transported in the back of our trucks for the safety of our customers and other citizens,” said Dave Baptisti, Penske’s director of national consumer sales and programs. [Read more…]

Fun Kid Stuff: Build a Penske Truck at The Home Depot July 7

The Home Depot is hosting a free workshop for kids Sat., July 7, 2012, 9 a.m. – noon. During the workshops kids have the opportunity to build their very own Penske moving truck! This hands-on workshop is designed for children ages 5 – 12. [Read more…]

Great Penske Used Truck Sales Available Today

Penske Used Trucks is currently selling 12-foot and 16-foot box trucks across the U.S. that come with a special $1,500 discount and a complimentary 6-month extended warranty. Penske is also offering a great deal on medium-duty trucks, with the opportunity to select one of two sales: a $3,000 discount; or a $1,500 reduction and a 6-month, 25,000-mile warranty. [Read more…]

Don’t Let Your Summer Move Make You Sweat

The arrival of summer is a sure sign that the busy moving season has begun.

The experts at Penske Truck Rental are ready to help make your do-it-yourself summer move easy every step of the way. Here are some common truck rental questions you may have when planning your big move: [Read more…]

Penske Associates Participated in 25th Anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion Relay in Canada

Penske associates Susan Cosman, Jillian Cosman and Mike Ward, from the Burnaby, British Columbia, location, participated last month in the 25th Anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion Relay.

Penske Truck Rental was one of the sponsors of the Anniversary Relay, which retraced the Canadian segment of Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour of 1985 that raised awareness and money for spinal cord research. During the original 26-month tour, Hansen – who was paralyzed from the waist down from a spinal cord injury that he sustained in a car accident at age 15 – trekked more than 40,000 km in his wheelchair through 34 countries on four continents before crossing Canada. [Read more…]

Penske Participating in June Milicruit Online Career Fair

On June 26, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, Penske will once again participate in the Milicruit online career fair. Milicruit is a website devoted to pairing U.S. military veterans with prospective employers.  This particular event is open to both military veterans and military spouses. Please visit www.veteranscareerfair.com to register for the event.

Penske’s human resources staff will host real-time chats with prospective associates, and seeking to hire for U.S. jobs like: technicians/mechanics, vehicle maintenance supervisors/managers, drivers, sales and customer service. [Read more…]

Newlyweds: Tips for Moving Into Your First Home

Congratulations on your marriage. Now that you and your new spouse are starting to act on the plans you’ve made for your life together, it just might be time to take that big step in moving into your first real home.

It’s a big task, joining together two households and finding the perfect location with great schools, affordable taxes and good neighbors. But once you’ve signed on the dotted line for the home where you will begin your life as a couple – and maybe also raise your family when the time arrives – you’re ready to plan your big move, and Penske Truck Rental is here to help. [Read more…]

Key Fuel Strategies Improve Overall Fuel Economy

For motor carriers, fuel is the second highest budget item and for some companies it is threatening to surpass personnel costs. What’s more, diesel prices continue to inch higher and industry analysts expect fuel costs to remain volatile throughout 2012 and into 2013. Managing fuel spend is an important aspect of a fleet’s operation. Pennies on the gallon matter and with the right technology, equipment and driver behavior, carriers can better manage fuel costs and improve efficiency. [Read more…]

PenskeTruckRental.com Named Best Mobile Site

Penske Truck Rental has been accorded a 2012 MobileWebAward in the transportation category for its mobile website. It is the first year the Web Marketing Association has handed out this international honor. [Read more…]

CSCMP’s State of Logistics Report Finds Intermodal, 3PL Logistics Play Increasing Role in Freight Movement

Increased transportation costs and tightened trucking capacity are generating more opportunities for third-party logistics companies and intermodal freight transportation. [Read more…]