Penske Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility in Harahan, Louisiana

Penske Truck Leasing held a grand opening today to celebrate its new, expanded facility in the New Orleans suburb of Harahan, Louisiana. … [Read more...]

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...]

Four Ways Changes to Medical Examiner Rules Will Affect Drivers

Medical examiners will now need to begin using new forms as part of the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration rule, and the changes to the forms will have an impact on truck drivers. What follows are several changes the rule will bring. … [Read more...]

FMCSA, Penske Support Programs to Place Veterans in Commercial Truck Driver Positions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded $2.3 million in grants to 13 technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and … [Read more...]

FMCSA, Industry Stakeholders Look for Ways to Improve Driver Health

Offering Wellness Programs Can Encourage Improved Health During the recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board meeting, Brian Morris, associate corporate medical director at … [Read more...]

What is a Penske Truck Hiker?

What is the job of a Penske truck hiker? Does that person climb a mountain trail with a knapsack on his or her back? Do they hitchhike across North America? It is actually none of the above. Penske hikers are the drivers who move vehicles from where … [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...]

The Supply Chain: Innovation in Delivery’s Final Mile

The final mile is an area of competition within the overall portfolio of logistics services, and shippers are demanding innovative solutions and timely deliveries. To ensure success within the final mile, providers are utilizing route optimization, … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis, Treatment Crucial to Improving Driver Safety

Proper sleep is vital for professional drivers, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — a condition where the upper airway closes or narrows during sleep, leading to sleep disturbances and poor sleep — is one of the major contributors to daytime … [Read more...]