Technology plays an important role in keeping trucks on the road to deliver food, and vital medical and household supplies, during this stay-at-home time of COVID-19. A key part of ensuring that Penske box trucks and tractor-trailers operate optimally is the preventive maintenance inspection.
With summer in full swing, bright sun-filled days bring with them the promise of warmer temperatures and increased humidity, conditions that can affect bodies and vehicles alike.
The transportation industry is evolving at a faster rate, arguably, than ever before. The amount of freight needing to be hauled continues to grow, leaving a positive outlook for private fleets into the next five to 10 years.
Today, Penske Truck Leasing announced the launch of Fleet Insight™, a proprietary website designed exclusively for Penske customers to save them time and provide visibility and control. Fleet Insight is part of Penske’s overall connected fleet suite of products, offering customers a connected, streamlined, and customizable home for their data.
Penske Truck Leasing has implemented fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles. Penske’s innovative digital preventive maintenance approach improves accuracy and consistency while also reducing and eliminating paperwork, and ensuring documentation and compliance with regulations.
Penske Truck Leasing will exhibit at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Expo held March 5 to 8 in Atlanta. Penske’s fleet technology experts will showcase its connected fleet solutions that enable truck fleet operators to leverage new fleet technologies, gain increased visibility, simplify compliance and maintenance, and increase fleet efficiency.
Following a tornado that struck Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Monday, a Penske Truck Leasing facility in Spartanburg is closed until further notice after suffering damage. Penske associates are safe.
Penske Truck Leasing and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced the successful implementation of an Aruba indoor and outdoor gigabit Wi-Fi network for Penske’s extensive network of truck leasing, rental and maintenance facilities across North America. The infrastructure was implemented across 570 locations in under 100 days by HPE Enterprise Services (ES) and Technology Services (TS). Watch the video about this successful collaboration here.
“Hearing from professional, successful women in the industry brought a new level of education to our students, one that can’t be taught in the classroom,” explained Jacqui Arcidiacono, employment services director for UTI-Exton.
The number of motor carriers adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles is increasing, as is the number of fueling locations offering the fuel. However, when it comes to maintenance, the needs of CNG vehicles differ from those of their diesel counterparts.
Looking for a short, interesting read? Be sure to check out the American Transportation Research Institute website, which recently released the findings of its 2011 update toAn Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. With record high diesel and gasoline prices and looming truck driver shortages, it’s little wonder that both fuel and driver wages continued to rank as the top cost centers. To get a PDF summary of ATRI's report click here. Need assistance in controlling fleet costs? Penske can help. Contact us today.