Risk of Cargo Theft Rising

Cargo theft has been steadily increasing since 2008 and is on track to rise again in 2011. Thieves are becoming more selective and organized, which is adding to the increase. [Read more…]

How Low Can You Go?

Don’t become the next star of a YouTube video by driving your rental truck under a bridge or overpass that is too low.

The internet features countless images of truck drivers attempting to maneuver their tall vehicles under low clearances, peeling back their roofs like sardine cans. To avoid this embarrassing driving blunder, the experts at Penske Truck Rental encourage you to watch for overhead clearance postings. [Read more…]

Story Update: FMCSA Postpones Final HOS Rule

Story Update

Both Heavy Duty Trucking and Transport Topics are reporting that The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will not meet the Friday deadline to issue a final hours-of-service (HOS)  rule.

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DOT Aims to Increase Safety with Cell Phone Restrictions

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is currently reviewing comments on its proposed safety regulation that would prohibit interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from using handheld cell phones while operating a commercial motor vehicle. 

FMCSA already bans text messaging for all drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle.  That rule took effect late last year, and in March DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a final rule banning texting for intrastate haulers carrying hazardous materials. [Read more…]

Penske Hiring Truck Drivers Nationwide

Would you like to join a driving team that has an industry-leading safety record?

Penske’s professional drivers demonstrate their commitment to safety and service while making on-time deliveries to meet customers’ needs. With 200,000 Penske trucks on the road and a truck driver in each one, Penske understands what keeps drivers happy. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Truck Drivers Deliver Excellence

Penske Logistics truck drivers are among the 3.2 million truck drivers nationwide who make sure the goods you want are available every day when you need them. Penske Logistics joins the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in recognizing and thanking our truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11 – 17.

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Penske Supports Transportation Industry Truck Safety Via IFDA Sponsorship

Penske Truck Leasing once again is championing safety in the transportation industry through its support of the 25th Annual International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Food Industry Truck Driving Championships.  Penske is the leading sponsor and primary vehicle provider. 

The event will take place at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort from Sept. 23-25 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. [Read more…]

Penske Weathered Irene, Focused on Customer Service

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, which wreaked havoc up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the United States in late August, Penske Truck Leasing had many moving parts to contend with.

It mobilized its contingency plans at hundreds of possibly affected locations ahead of the pending storm, which entailed moving trucks and equipment, stocking up on fuel and coordinating closely with its customers.  [Read more…]

Colorado’s Chain Law Starts Sept. 1 for Commercial Vehicle Drivers on I-70

According to a Colorado Department of Transportation press release starting September 1, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law. The law is in place to help ensure commercial vehicles can drive safely in the region’s snowy conditions. [Read more…]

Mark Your Calendars for CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

Fleet managers and commercial truck and bus drivers please take note. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will soon conduct its annual Brake Safety Week across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The effort runs September 11-17. [Read more…]