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The busy moving season is an attractive time for thieves who prey on unsuspecting consumers.

Many more moving trucks on the road, means more opportunities for thieves seeking to take advantage of unsuspecting motorists.

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High temperatures and humidity can be a challenging combination bringing with them the threat of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

For do-it-yourself movers and professional truck drivers alike, experts recommend taking a few precautions to help beat the summer heat.

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Penske Transportation Solutions is taking part in this year’s Home Delivery World USA 2024 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia June 5 and 6 as a Platinum Sponsor and exhibitor.

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A record number of travelers are expected to drive to Memorial Day holiday destinations to celebrate the unofficial start to summer.

Joining them will be thousands of do-it-yourself movers heading to new hometowns and professional truck drivers, working hard to keep the supply chain moving.

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Penske Electric Vehicles at charging stations.

Powering America’s Commercial Transportation (PACT)
, a coalition focused on education and advocacy for accelerating the construction of nationwide infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty (M/HD*) zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), today announced the addition of Penske Truck Leasing as a Charter Member.

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2023 Top Moving Destinations

Each year, Penske Truck Rental reveals the top 10 cities that people are moving to, based on one-way truck rental data. This year’s Top Moving Destinations list features a new addition and one surprising departure on the 14th annual list.

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A family carries boxes and toys out of a yellow Penske moving truck.

Along with driving directions, snacks for the road and a curated moving day playlist, Penske consumer truck renters should also pack a few safety tips for the journey.

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With the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season just a month away, now is the time to get ready for potential storms, as preparation is key to keeping you and your property safe.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11, provides an opportunity to review your safety plans and make any changes long before a storm arrives.

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Orange cones marking a work zone on the street.

Road construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining healthy roadways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers.

New speed limits, traffic patterns and rights of way, as well as worker and vehicle movement, can all impact work zone safety.

National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, shines a spotlight on ways drivers can keep themselves as well as work zone workers safe.

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People wearing eclipse glasses and pointing toward the eclipse.

For millions of drivers – including many Penske DIY movers and professional truck drivers, anticipation is building for Monday’s first visible total solar eclipse in the U.S. in seven years.

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Person holding a phone and coffee while in the driver's seat.

Temperatures are not the only things expected to rise this spring and summer. Soon, more do-it-yourself movers will begin to share the road with professional truck drivers.

The added vehicles on the roadway are among the distractions all drivers face and challenge their ability to remain safe when behind the wheel.

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Whether you are moving across town or across the country, navigating the logistics of a do-it-yourself move can be both a challenge and an adventure.

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Family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving dinner.

Whether you’re heading over the river and through the woods or across town this Thanksgiving holiday, make sure to pack an extra helping of patience for the road.

Holiday travelers are expected to gobble up roadways, so if you are planning a DIY move over the Thanksgiving travel period, plan to pack an extra helping of patience along with tips from Penske’s moving experts.

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hurricane update

As of Sept. 1, 2023, Penske Truck Leasing locations have resumed operations with regular business hours.

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With Hurricane Idalia expected to make landfall Wednesday in Florida, fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm’s impact.

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The U.S. Department of Defense has formally recognized Penske Truck Leasing for its military-friendly policies. The company is a recipient of the Above and Beyond Award recently given by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The honor is provided to companies “for outstanding service and continuing support to the national defense.”

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Four college students prepare to move into a dorm building with their belongings from home.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman in a shared dorm or a senior living off-campus with your own space – Penske has you covered with tips to ace your college move-in this year.

You’ve booked your Penske truck, so it’s time to prepare for the move to start or go back to life at college. Whether you’re driving in state or hours across the country, prepare in advance so your move-in day goes as seamlessly as possible.

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A man and a woman load a love seat into the back of a box truck.

A DIY move requires a little extra planning with many factors to consider, including how to rent a truck, choosing the right truck, how to load your truck, where to stop along the way and where to return your truck once you reach your destination. And lucky for you, Penske Truck Rental already thought of (almost) everything for you.

Wherever your moving journey is taking you, these tips will help you to navigate safely, efficiently and with ease.

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College student relaxing and leaning on packing boxes.

When a sudden relocation becomes your only option, Penske Truck Rental has the tools to make a last-minute move the best move.

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