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 Hosting Career Fair at UTI-Houston

penske-maintenanceMembers of Penske’s maintenance and human resources teams will be available to speak to students and alumni Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23, at UTI-Houston, Houston. [Read more...]

Alpha Baking Selects Penske to Maintain Alternative Fuel Truck Fleet

Penske-Alpha Baking-ROUSH Cleantech-Propane TrucksPenske Truck Leasing is providing commercial truck fleet maintenance services for 22 Ford 2013 E-450 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-powered bread delivery trucks owned by Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand. Operating in the Chicago-metro area, these vehicles are fueled by ROUSH CleanTech clean-burning, domestically produced and affordable propane autogas. [Read more...]

CVSA Roadcheck Starts June 4

Starting June 4 through June 6 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Roadcheck event. This year’s Roadcheck places a special focus on enforcement of traffic law violations (e.g., speeding, unsafe lane changes, etc.) in addition to inspections. Truck drivers and fleet operators may download the free CVSA checklist. [Read more...]

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Phoenix Facility

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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...]

Fight High Fuel Prices with Fundamentals & SmartWay

The recent run-up in fuel prices for gasoline and diesel has commercial truck fleet managers and operators once again re-evaluating their fuel strategies and options. Last week, the Department of Energy reported diesel rose 5.3 cents to $4.157 a gallon — its fifth straight increase. This is highest price for diesel in about four-and-a-half years. Gasoline also rose significantly with nine consecutive increases and it has reached a high unseen since last October at $3.747. In periods like this it’s a good idea to focus on fundamentals when you are operating a fleet of trucks or even just one truck. [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 currently offer this innovative headlamp option within its fleet. [Read more...]

Utility Companies Depend on Penske for Fleet Reliability

Utility companies rely on well-maintained fleets to quickly respond to customer needs during emergencies. No matter the disaster, Penske Truck Leasing can help utilities succeed by ensuring service truck fleets are always in top shape, looking great and ready to respond. [Read more...]

ATRI Updates Trucking Costs Report

Looking for a short, interesting read? Be sure to check out the American Transportation Research Institute website, which recently released the findings of its 2011 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. With record high diesel and gasoline prices and looming truck driver shortages, it’s little wonder that both fuel and driver wages continued to rank as the top cost centers. To get a PDF summary of ATRI’s report click here. Need assistance in controlling fleet costs? Penske can help. Contact us today.