Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Fuel Taxes

Highway drivingLawmakers at both the federal and state level are saying they will consider raising fuel taxes to fund highway infrastructure projects. Many see the fuel tax, which hasn’t been increased since 1993, as the most viable way to increase revenues for highway infrastructure projects. [Read more...]

Penske Establishes UTI Foundation Scholarship

Penske facilityPenske Truck Leasing has established a scholarship program through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation. The Penske Truck Leasing Diesel Excellence Scholarship is being established through a gift of $100,000 to the UTI Foundation and is intended for students attending any of the Universal Technical Institute’s eight campuses across the country that offer an auto diesel-training program. [Read more...]

Penske Honored with EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Penske Truck Rental-Commercial Truck Rental Stock PhotoPenske Truck Leasing’s environmental stewardship efforts have been recognized by the United States government by being named a 2013 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner. [Read more...]

Penske to Exhibit at National Private Truck Council Conference

Penske-Truck-Rental-Commercial-Trucks-2012Penske Truck Leasing is going to be an exhibitor at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference & Exhibition, from April 28 to April 30 in Cincinnati. It will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. [Read more...]

Authors Take Scenic Route in Penske Truck

Go Girl collageTwo Arizona-based authors recently teamed up with Penske Truck Rental  for a two-week promotional tour across the U.S.  The Go! Girl Guides (GGG) founder and editor-in-chief Kelly Lewis and GGG author Erica Arvizu embarked on a road trip from Arizona to Pennsylvania in their Penske truck, visiting book stores in 11 cities to promote their women’s guides to traveling. [Read more...]

Increased Supply Chain Awareness Protects Valuable Cargo

Cargo containersWith cargo theft on the rise, parties all across the supply chain are working together to protect goods by coordinating pick-up times, sharing information and embracing new technology.

While there isn’t a national source of theft data, several groups do collect and share information on cargo theft. [Read more...]

Transportation Carriers Work to Mitigate Cargo Theft

Warehouse loading dockCargo theft continues to increase throughout the U.S. and carriers are responding by training drivers, embracing tracking technology and sharing information to protect valuable loads. [Read more...]

Penske Truck Rental Ahead of Schedule with LED Headlight Retrofit


Penske Truck Rental is ahead of schedule with its planned retrofitting of 5,000 commercial semi-tractors with cutting edge custom LED headlights from Truck-Lite, an initiative it announced in late November of 2012. Penske Truck Rental is the first company to offer these LED headlights. [Read more...]

FMCSA Moves Closer to Electronic On-Board Recorder Rule

Penske stock photo on-the-roadThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it is continuing to work toward an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) rule, which was mandated in the most recent highway authorization bill, and expects to issue its initial rule in March. [Read more...]

Industry, Government Continue to Look at Truck Size and Weight

Highway photoFor years, the trucking industry has advocated for increased truck size and weight, and now the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is investigating the effect on safety and infrastructure if vehicle weights up to 97,000 pounds are allowed. [Read more...]