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Archives for 2020

Penske Transportation Solutions has signed-on to support and sponsor the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) organization, a nonprofit organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking, bus and energy industries to combat human trafficking.

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Penske Truck Leasing is now offering full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance in Norwalk, Ohio. Penske officially moved into a new facility in the region on July 15, 2020, which is located at 92 S Old State Road in Norwalk.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and roadside inspectors are teaming up this week across North America to promote brake health and safety.

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With Tropical Storm Laura now upgraded to a hurricane, fleet operators in the Gulf Coast are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm's impact.

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An uninterrupted flow of parts is the lifeblood of just-in-time manufacturing. Using robotic process automation (RPA), Penske Logistics has reengineered a car manufacturer's legacy parts management process, significantly reducing the risk of supply disruptions that cause costly breaks in production.

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Black Horse Carriers has joined Penske Truck Leasing's electric vehicle program. The companies have come together to launch a battery electric Freightliner eCascadia into the Black Horse Carriers regular operation. The dedicated fleet services company uses the Penske maintained EV truck throughout Southern California to deliver product to 78 stores for a major grocery chain.

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The supply chain is a critical component of any business, and supply chains must function even when things don't go as expected. Having a contingency plan enables businesses to react proactively if an unexpected event or opportunity, such as a surge in activity, occurs.

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Hector Reyna is giving back to his community as a member of the Texas Army National Guard. A part-time rental representative in Penske Truck Leasing's Dallas North district, Reyna has served Lone Star State residents on the front lines for four years, where he currently grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. He also assisted in recovery operations in the aftermath of 2017's Hurricane Harvey.

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The first-ever State of Sustainable Fleets Report is now available at no cost for download at www.StateofSustainableFleets.com. In addition to support from Penske Transportation Solutions, this new publication has the backing of major corporations like Daimler Trucks North America, Shell Oil Company and Exelon Corporation. California-based clean technology consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) created this groundbreaking new work.

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Penske Truck Leasing continues to progress and drive key learnings in commercial electric vehicle advancement with the official opening of its sixth heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station in Southern, California. Penske's latest EV charging station in Ontario, California, is equipped with an innovative battery energy storage system, manufactured by Fluence Energy, LLC, a Siemens and AES Company, which is designed to offset demand on the electricity grid during peak charging times.

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Congratulations on your new home! You have reserved your Penske rental truck and now it is time to start planning the do-it-yourself move. We have a few helpful tips to get you started:

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E-commerce sales and online fulfillment have been growing steadily for years, and COVID-19 has only driven online shopping rates even higher, creating greater demand for final-mile home deliveries. A report from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. said the shift to e-commerce will continue even after pandemic concerns lessen.

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