Penske Installing Truck-Lite LED headlights on 5,000 Rental Semi-Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing is retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 semi-tractors currently within its commercial truck rental fleet with new, cutting-edge LED headlights from Truck-Lite. Penske is the first and only commercial truck rental operation to currently offer this innovative headlamp option within its fleet. [Read more…]

Carriers Seek Ways to Combat Truck Driver Shortage

The driver shortage remains a top concern for private fleets and for-hire carriers alike. The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) called the driver shortage a “chronic problem” in its 2012 Benchmarking Survey, and the American Trucking Research Institute’s (ATRI) 2012 “Critical Issues” survey said the driver shortage placed fourth on the list of top industry concerns, [Read more…]

Government Eases CDL Requirements for Veterans

As the trucking industry works to attract new drivers, federal and state legislation is making it easier for veterans and active-duty members of the military to obtain their commercial driver’s license (CDL) and become professional drivers.

In late October, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012 into law, which allows states to issue a CDL to members of the armed forces in the state in which they are stationed, even if they are away from home. [Read more…]

Penske’s Great Rates on Truck Rentals

Penske Truck Rental offers Great Rates on select routes in and out of different states. Airlines promote things called e-Savers, getaways, special fares or travel deals to help them fill vacant seats on flights. Unlike an airline, when you rent with Penske you’re renting the whole vehicle, not just a seat. [Read more…]

Penske Makes Top 100 Military Friendly List for Second Year

For the second year in a row, Penske has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list.

The magazine recognizes military friendly companies that demonstrate commitment to recruiting America’s veterans. Penske ranked 94th on the overall 2013 Top 100 list and 9th among the transportation sector. [Read more…]

Penske Salutes Veterans and Military Personnel

In recognition of Veterans Day, Penske thanks veterans and active military members for their valuable contributions to our nation and our organization.

“Our company greatly benefits from the core values, outstanding work ethic and leadership skills of veterans,” said Ken Hurley, Penske’s senior vice president of human resources. “Their diverse insights and fresh perspectives have proven invaluable to our Penske team. We thank them for their years of service and dedication to protecting our country. ” [Read more…]

Special Used Single Axle Daycab Truck Promotion

Here is a great special from Penske Used Trucks on heavy-duty, single-axle day cab tractors.  For a limited-time, enjoy $2,000 off and get a 1-year, 100,000 mile warranty. Choose from our extensive inventory of Freightliner, International, and Volvo tractors, and more. Call 1-855-237-5689 for details. Search our used truck inventory online and be sure to follow @PenskeUsedTruck on Twitter for our daily specials. Note: Limited time offer, expires on Jan. 31, 2013. Certain terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.

Penske to Attend Milicruit Online Career Fair

Penske will participate in a Milicruit online career fair on Nov. 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Milicruit is a website devoted to pairing U.S. military veterans with prospective employers. This event is open to both military veterans and military spouses. Visit register. [Read more…]

Penske Joins WyoTech & Lincoln Tech Career Fairs

Penske Truck Leasing’s fleet maintenance and recruiting teams will be at WyoTech, Laramie, Wyo., and Lincoln Technical Institute, Grand Prairie, Texas, to fill diesel technician and customer service representative positions. [Read more…]