Driven to Excellence behind the Wheel

In recognition of this week’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Penske Logistics acknowledges its six drivers who were nominated for Truck Renting and Leasing Association’s (TRALA) 2012 Driver of the Year Award earlier this year.

TRALA presents this award annually to a driver who demonstrates excellence in driving and safety standards throughout his/her professional driving career. [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 and Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. [Read more…]

Latest Volvo Equipment Available with Advanced Technology

Penske Truck Leasing is offering 2012 Volvo day cabs and sleepers available with no regen engines. One is perfect for routes close to home and the other is perfect for long hauls. Both are available for immediate lease and quick delivery.*  [Read more…]

CARB Compliance Plan Filing Deadline Approaching

In the past year, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) enacted certain amendments to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulations, known as the California SmartWay mandate.  In addition to obligations on tractors and other power vehicles, the regulations impose certain obligations on lessees and owners of certain trailers (operators) which operate in California. [Read more…]

Penske Truck Leasing Introduces New Fuel Card Program

Penske Truck Leasing is currently implementing a new fuel card program, designed to provide our fuel card customers with improved security, visibility and controls.  The new fuel card program operates through a secure website and enables your company’s designated administrator to: [Read more…]

CVSA Roadcheck Coming in June

Roadcheck 2011, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 72-hour safety blitz, is scheduled for June 7 – 9, 2011.  CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). [Read more…]

Rising Pump Prices Fuel More Gas and Diesel Thefts

Rising fuel prices for gasoline and diesel have made consumer and commercial trucks easy targets for crooks looking to steal fuel. One recent media report from Hickory, N.C. noted that over 400 gallons of gas, valued at nearly $2,000, were pilfered from the parked trucks of area businesses.  [Read more…]

Penske’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance Team is Always On Call

This is part one of a two-part series.  Please click here to read part two, a profile on Penske over-the-road coordinator Scott Brightbill.

Rain?  No problem.  Snow?  Still here.  Sleet and freezing rain? Bring it on. Sunshine? Let the phones ring.  This is the commitment and dedication it takes to keep more than 200,000 vehicles up and running around the clock 365 days a year across North America.

“We never have down time – even when the sun is shining,” said Julie Levering, director of maintenance services at Penske Truck Leasing.  “Winter is definitely a challenge though. [Read more…]

Penske Ready for CSA

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics are ready for the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program a new way to measure and address commercial motor vehicle safety.   [Read more…]

CSA’s Safety Measurement System Data Goes Live

The Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) is a U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. Various phases of this program have already been implemented throughout this year, but full implementation will not be completed until 2011, according to the FMCSA. Data from the program’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) has now gone live.  [Read more…]