Brakes, Tires Top Violations During CVSA Roadcheck

During the Commercial Vehicle Alliance’s 2015 annual Roadcheck inspection event, out-of-service (OOS) rates for commercial vehicles and drivers dropped to record lows. As part of the safety blitz, enforcement officers conducted 69,472 total … [Read more...]

CSA Scores Removed from Public View; Program to Aid Veterans to Try Driving Careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has removed the majority of information on motor carriers’ Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores from public view as a result of the latest highway bill—Fixing … [Read more...]

FMCSA: Electronic Logging Device Rule, CSA Among Top Priorities

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Administrator Scott Darling has outlined the top five priorities he would like to see carried out by year’s end. Among the key priorities is a rule that would … [Read more...]

Penske Exhibiting at National Private Truck Council Conference

Penske 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 … [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 … [Read more...]

FMCSA Urges Truck Fleets to Choose GPS Systems Wisely

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding truck drivers and fleet operators to choose their GPS navigation systems carefully. Failing to select a GPS navigation unit designed for commercial vehicles can lead to serious … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: What’s Driving Demand for Dedicated Contract Carriage?

According to researchers at Armstrong & Associates the market for dedicated contract carriage (DCC) services continued its resurgence last year in parallel with modest improvements in the freight economy.  In my view, this trend is continuing … [Read more...]

Penske Truck Leasing to Exhibit at National Private Truck Council Conference

Penske Truck Leasing will exhibit at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference & Exhibition, from April 29 to May 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It will once again take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center … [Read more...]

Using CSA Data to Your Advantage

It has been almost two years since the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched the new safety protocol Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA), but motor carriers and the third-party … [Read more...]