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Farming Solutions

A farmer loads a box of apples onto a truck.

Farming is a multifaceted industry, and the timely and efficient movement of goods is crucial to its success. Whether it’s transporting crops, equipment or supplies, rental trucks can play a pivotal role in streamlining operations. If you’re part of the farming community or engaged in related agricultural activities, here are some ways to benefit from commercial rental trucks.

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A female driver smiles behind the wheel.

It typically begins with a simple yawn. Next thing you know, your eyes feel heavy. You find yourself turning up the radio or opening a window. Then you realize you forgot the last few miles you drove and wonder how you traveled so far without realizing it.

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An empty desert road with a Speed Enforced By Radar sign.

If you think people are driving faster these days, you’re probably right. But it’s wise to think twice before you decide to try and keep up.

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Healthcare Solutions

A healthcare professional holds surgical kits.

Personal healthcare is centered around the patient and encompasses many aspects of health and wellness. Yet professions within this industry are wide reaching and can include immunization clinics, the delivery of linens and surgical kits, transporting medical equipment and more. If you’re part of the healthcare industry or work within it, here are some ways you might use rental trucks to make your job a little easier.

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A holiday traffic jam in front of snowy mountains.

No matter where your routes take you this holiday season (over the river and through the woods?), you’ll likely run into more than just Santa Claus on his sleigh.

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A Make Driving a Priority highway sign
More than 40% of truck drivers now live in a state that has legalized the use of marijuana, according to an American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) report. However, federal law still prohibits the use of marijuana by CMV drivers who engage in interstate travel.
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A man sleeping on a grey pillow

Do you yawn often or feel drowsy when driving during daylight hours? Do you snore while sleeping? Do you have frequent headaches? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.

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A crossing guard stops traffic as children cross the street

Class is in, and it’s not just students who need a back-to-school refresher. So do professional drivers who must adapt to new routines to keep themselves, their cargo and school children safe on the roads.

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Red brake lights shine brightly on a road at night

When you press the brake pedal on your truck, you expect an instant response. Yet any number of issues can cause your vehicle’s braking systems to fail, increasing your risk of a serious accident while putting you and your cargo in danger. That’s why maintaining your truck’s braking system is so important and a major part of your Pre-Trip Inspection.

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Vehicles speeding down a freeway outside a city at night

Speeding alone has caused more than one-quarter of all deaths from motor vehicle accidents since 2008, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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A man picks up a crate of fresh vegetables

Food and beverage professionals rely on rental trucks to efficiently meet transportation needs. Rental trucks provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for businesses in food-focused industries to transport goods, supplies and products between various locations.

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A white Penske truck on the road

Professional drivers, get ready to share the road. Nearly 85% of Americans expect to travel this summer, according to a 2023 travel survey from The Vacationer. And 100 million people plan to take a road trip of 250 miles or more.

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Penske truck driving safely on a bridge

You may think distracted driving and DUIs cause the largest amount of traffic accidents each year — and you'd be right. But did you know that speeding is #3 on the list?

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An event tablescape with black napkins and white flowers, chairs and tablecloth

Professionals within the catering and event planning industry often rely on rental trucks to transport food, equipment, supplies, and materials to and from event venues. Renting trucks helps a business stay flexible, helping them ramp up or down depending on need and providing exactly the right truck combo for every event without the cost of ownership.

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Two trucks driving on the road.

Drivers are required to ensure their vehicles are in top working order every day of the year by completing pre- and post-trip inspections and reporting any concerns to their management for remediation. But from Tuesday, May 16 – Thursday, May 18, 2023, drivers should take extra precautions.

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A retail warehouse worker uses a forklift to move boxes in a warehouse.

Businesses in the consumer goods and retail industries face many challenges in today’s market, making a well-run fleet and supply chain more critical than ever. From the influx of new competing brands to the continued boom of e-commerce and the demand for fast, reliable shipping, companies must work to differentiate themselves while finding the right balance between success today and growth tomorrow.

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A semi-truck drivers through standing water

You may know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” but these same wet conditions also create a variety of dangerous road hazards for professional drivers. In fact, flooding is now ranked as the second deadliest weather hazard in the U.S. each year, according to the National Weather Service. (Excessive heat is currently listed as the Number 1 deadliest U.S. weather hazard).

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A yellow Penske van drives across a bridge

Though it’s often the shortest distance in a package's journey, the last mile is one of the most complex supply chain issues today. Having access to the right tools can help, so the experts at Penske have put together information to help your business manage and improve its last mile delivery struggles.

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Truck driver inspects truck wheels

As a professional driver, you rely on your truck to operate at peak performance to keep you and those around you safe. That’s why it’s so important to conduct thorough pre-trip and post-trip inspections — and even check in on your truck and its load during your travels while at a weigh station or rest stop.

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