Penske Truck Leasing Now Canada SmartWay Transport Affiliate

Canada stock photoPenske Truck Leasing is the newest affiliate in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership. The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a joint U.S.-Canada network connecting over 3,000 companies with a shared goal of saving fuel and reducing emissions from their freight supply chain. With SmartWay, companies have access to free, standardized tools to help them benchmark their freight operations and find areas to improve their productivity and competitiveness. [Read more…]

Penske to be Included in EPA SmartWay Webinar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPenske vice president of fuels and environmental affairs Drew Cullen will participate in a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program on August 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT/11:30 a.m. PT, “Anticipatory Supply Chains.” The complimentary webinar will also include the president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Rick Blasgen, and Beau Gentry, director of transportation for Menlo Logistics. [Read more…]

Penske Opens First Truck Rental Location in Australia

Penske Australia - MAN truckPenske Commercial Vehicles, based in Brisbane, Australia, has announced a new venture with Penske Truck Leasing, Co., L.P. to offer commercial truck rental services in Australia. The venture, Penske Commercial Leasing Australia, will operate under the brand name Penske Truck Rental. [Read more…]

Penske Associate Gets Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award

Lloyd De MerchantLloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager for Penske in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar June 18. [Read more…]

Penske Continues Support of Paralyzed Veterans of America

PVA-PhotoPenske Truck Rental marked the start of the Memorial Day weekend by recommitting itself to supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Penske’s #OneWay4PVA fundraising effort that benefits Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign has been extended for a second year. Since its start a year ago, the fundraising effort has generated $403,104 for the organization.

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Penske Leader Elected Chair of ATMC Board of Directors

Penske - Holly GerkeHolly Gerke has been elected chair of the board of directors for the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). A director of technical training at Penske Truck Leasing, Gerke is the first-ever company employee to be elected chair (as well as the first to serve on its board, of which she gained entry in 2011). [Read more…]

Penske Gets Grants to Retrofit SoCal Facilities for NGV Maintenance

Penske CNG truckPenske Truck Leasing announced today at the Alternative Clean Energy (ACT) Expo that it was awarded grants totaling $525,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) in Diamond, Bar, California. The grants will help offset the company’s costs to modify its existing locations in Southern California and enable it to provide maintenance services on trucks with engines that run on natural gas. [Read more…]

Penske Sustainability Presence Strong at Upcoming ACT Expo

Penske NGV tractorPenske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics will serve as both an exhibitor and thought leader at the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Penske is a platinum sponsor for the event that will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, May 5-8. [Read more…]

Penske Diesel Excellence Scholarship Winners Announced

Penske Diesel Excellence Scholarship Winner Heather OppedisanoPenske Truck Leasing recently announced the latest winners of the Penske Truck Leasing Diesel Excellence Scholarship, which is awarded quarterly to students enrolled in the auto/diesel program offered at several of the UTI campuses across the country. [Read more…]

Penske Again Wins EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Earth DayPenske Truck Leasing received some great news on Earth Day: it is a back-to-back winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. One of 10 companies to win in 2014, Penske was also named a top honoree, cited for its strong marketing efforts. [Read more…]