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Archives for 2018

For many drivers – including Penske’s one-way cross-country movers and professional truck drivers – the early morning sky on Wednesday will offer a rare visual treat: a “supermoon” lunar eclipse, turning the moon crimson as it passes through the earth’s shadow.

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With the big game kickoff just days away, local businesses in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are busy preparing for the thousands of fans who are expected to visit in the days leading up to the game.

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For the eighth consecutive year, Atlanta, Georgia, has topped Penske Truck Rental's list of Top Moving Destinations. Cementing its spot at No. 1, Georgia's "The Big Peach" is the ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country, and the region grew by 1.6 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to U.S. Census.

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Today, the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the waiver TRALA requested for short-term rental trucks in the Federal Register.

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The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) reported over the weekend that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) listed its 90-day waiver from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, for rental trucks on its website. While TRALA was granted the waiver December 12, 2017, it was awaiting FMCSA to formally post the waiver in the Federal Register. TRALA expects FMCSA to formally post the waiver in the Federal Register later this week. Penske Truck Leasing is a member of TRALA and operates an extensive fleet of commercial rental trucks.

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When heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures are in the forecast, schools and businesses are likely to close, resulting in a snow day for kids and adults everywhere – well, almost everywhere.

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Penske Logistics has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) as a corporate member. BiTA is a new organization formed less than a year ago and it provides a forum to promote and educate, while encouraging the development of blockchain applications, within the transportation industry.

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Penske Logistics will again serve as Premier Sponsor and exhibitor at the upcoming Automotive Logistics Mexico Conference, taking place January 23-25, at the Marquis Reforma in Mexico City.

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Penske Logistics is making a renewed emphasis on associate wellness in the workplace, and they’re utilizing a model that keeps athletes in peak condition to achieve that goal.

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The current state of the trucking industry is putting shippers across the country in a bind – leaving them with fluctuating rates for freight transportation and a shortage of drivers. Several factors have driven high demand for trucks, including the hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Texas, severe winter storms, higher holiday freight volumes, new driver regulations for electronic logging devices (ELDs) and an overall increase in economic activity.

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Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics have earned the 2018 Military-Friendly Employers Silver Awards designation, scoring within 30 percent of the 10th ranked organization in its respective category. The transportation company, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, has once again been honored by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

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