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Archives for 2019

Editor's note: This story is the final story in our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrated Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we spotlighted associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

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Over the last 12 plus months, Penske Truck Leasing marked some key milestones related to bringing commercial electric trucks to market and testing these vehicles in real-world applications with customers and within our subsidiary's fleet at Penske Logistics. Here are a few of the highlights:

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A yellow Penske rental truck served as the perfect stand-in for Santa's sleigh this week in North Carolina, as it helped Support Military Families deliver holiday gifts to military families.

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Editor's note: This story is part of our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrate Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

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For the seventh consecutive year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive has awarded Penske Logistics with the Green Supply Chain Award. The annual award listing recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within the global supply chain.

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Leasing or buying a truck: how do you choose?

It's a decision fleet managers have had to make for years, going back and forth with weighing the pros and cons associated with each of them. But the decision between the two doesn't have to be one or the other, says Penske Truck Leasing Senior Vice President of Sales Jim Lager.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently announced that is has moved its existing Kalamazoo, Michigan, facility to a new, larger and completely renovated building. Located at 5316 Wynn Rd in Kalamazoo, Penske's new facility now offers customers consumer and commercial truck rental in addition to full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance.

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Editor's note: This story is part of our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrate Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

On a recent fall evening, as the temperature dipped outside, Penske associates in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, were serving warm meals with a side of fellowship to the area's homeless and hungry.

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Penske Logistics today announced that it has successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple, daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a leading quick service restaurant chain using two, electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias. The company believes it is the first truck fleet operator in the United States to achieve such a feat.

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Today Penske Truck Leasing ("PTL") marks its 50th anniversary. Penske Truck Leasing was founded in 1969 by Roger Penske in Reading, Pennsylvania. The company was created through the acquisition of a car and light truck rental and leasing business with three locations in eastern Pennsylvania. To help commemorate the company's 50th anniversary, the Pennsylvania State Senate declared December 1, 2019, as Penske Truck Leasing Day.

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