Transportation Survey Finds Onboard Technology Use on the Rise

Highway stock photoThe National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recently published its annual benchmarking survey of private fleets, where 95 percent of respondents reported adopting onboard technology. This high percentage shows that for the vast majority of private fleets, this technology is expected to make a significant business impact. [Read more...]

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 Exhibiting at National Private Truck Council Conference

Penske facilityPenske Truck Leasing will be an exhibitor at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference & Exhibition, from April 13 to April 15 in Cincinnati. It will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. [Read more...]

Trucking Industry Awaits Final EOBR Rule

Highway stock photoThe trucking industry continues to await a final rule on electronic onboard recording (EOBR) devices—electronic devices that attach to a vehicle and record the amount of time a vehicle is being driven—from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA). [Read more...]

Penske Room Dedicated at Universal Technical Institute Philadelphia

Penske - UTI Ribbon Cutting PhotoA dedication ceremony took place earlier today at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Philadelphia in Exton, Pa., to commemorate a 1,900-square-foot multipurpose room that was funded by Penske Truck Leasing. The “Penske Room” will serve as a venue for student and staff activities: presentations, training seminars and student-peer tutoring sessions. It will become an active classroom and lab. [Read more...]

Penske Hosting April Webcast on Greening of Supply Chain Food Fleets

Grocery store stock photoPenske vice presidents Drew Cullen and Tom Scollard will conduct a Food Logistics magazine April 16 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT) webcast “The Greening of Food Fleets: Becoming Better Environmental Stewards.” They will highlight the merits of fleets in the food industry managing environmentally responsible fleets. Click here to enroll in this complimentary webcast. [Read more...]

Penske is Speaker for ACT Expo Alternative Fuel Vehicle Webinar

Penske CNG tractor photoDrew Cullen, Penske vice president of fuels and environmental affairs, is among the industry experts appearing on a March 26 (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo webinar entitled “Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet Leasing.” Among the topics of discussion: selecting the proper mix of alternative fuel vehicles, refueling infrastructure and best maintenance practices. Click here to register for the complimentary event which is a part of their 2014 webinar series. [Read more...]

Motor Carriers: Do You Know Your Compliancy Deadlines?

Highway drivingMotor carriers have a number of deadlines they need to meet in order to stay compliant. To help stay current on upcoming dates between now and the middle of 2014, here’s an overview of industry dates that need to be met. [Read more...]