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Archives for 2013

Penske is participating in a RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston. The job fair is open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses.

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Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics are looking for energetic alumni and recent or soon-to-be graduates from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania to join their diverse and talented team during the school’s Internship and Job Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.

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Penske Truck Leasing now has among its full service lease offerings 2014 Volvo sleepers and day cabs equipped with Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) for improved efficiency and safety.

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The $5-billion-plus expansion to the Panama Canal will be complete in about two years, increasing the range of viable international shipping routes available to shippers and possibly increasing traffic at East Coast ports.

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With cargo theft on the rise, parties all across the supply chain are working together to protect goods by coordinating pick-up times, sharing information and embracing new technology.

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Be sure to cast your vote for Penske Logistics in Inbound Logistics magazine's annual voting effort.Click here to cast your vote, today. The results will of this year's 3PL Excellence Survey will be presented in the July 2013 3PL issue.

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Cargo theft continues to increase throughout the U.S. and carriers are responding by training drivers, embracing tracking technology and sharing information to protect valuable loads.

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Penske Truck Leasing has in its leasing inventory a limited number of low-mileage 2012 M2 medium-duty trucks now available.

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Penske Truck Rental is ahead of schedule with its planned retrofitting of 5,000 commercial semi-tractors with cutting edge custom LED headlights from Truck-Lite, an initiative it announced in late November of 2012. Penske Truck Rental is the first company to offer these LED headlights.“Retrofitting has gone exceedingly well and by month’s end we will have approximately 3,000 units completed available to rent within our fleet,” said Penske’s Don Mikes, Senior Vice President of Truck Rental. “The response to these new lights has been good and truck drivers really like the added visibility.”

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it is continuing to work toward an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) rule, which was mandated in the most recent highway authorization bill, and expects to issue its initial rule in March.

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The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding truck drivers and fleet operators to choose their GPS navigation systems carefully. Failing to select a GPS navigation unit designed for commercial vehicles can lead to serious safety concerns.

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Penske is participating in a Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair for the transportation and logistics industries from 1 to 4 p.m. ET on National Hire a Veteran Day March 20.

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This is the first of a three-part series.

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For years, the trucking industry has advocated for increased truck size and weight, and now the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is investigating the effect on safety and infrastructure if vehicle weights up to 97,000 pounds are allowed.

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Whether it’s an online shopper returning clothing that doesn’t fit or a company plant returning defective parts, returns are an integral part of doing business.

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Penske is participating in RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs throughout March. The job fairs are open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses.

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Members of Penske’s maintenance and human resources teams will be available to speak to students and alumni March 6 and 7 atUTI - Houston, Texas.

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