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Penske Applauds Drivers during Appreciation Week

Penske Applauds Drivers during Appreciation Week

Your daughter’s “must-have” backpack. Your new 60-inch TV for watching your favorite football team. Your favorite foods. You can thank America’s 3.1 million professional truck drivers who are instrumental in delivering your favorite essential and non-essential goods all year long.

Penske Logistics is joining the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and other organizations in thanking and recognizing America’s dedicated truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 15-21.

“We thank our more than 2,900 dedicated and skilled professional Penske drivers who ensure safe, prompt and seamless delivery of our customer’s goods while maintaining the highest level of safety and customer service,” said Marc Althen, President – Penske Logistics. “We applaud this special group of professionals who keep America moving by delivering life’s essentials.”

Did You Know Trucking Plays a Vital Role in the Economy?

According to the American Trucking Associations:

  • Over 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities.
  • In 2012, the trucking industry hauled 9.4 billion tons of freight, or 68.5 percent of the total U.S. freight tonnage (followed by rail with 14.8 percent of the nation’s freight tonnage)

What's it like Driving for Penske Logistics?

Penske Logistics boasts a low 15.5 percent turnover rate among its truck drivers, compared with an industry average that is more than 90 percent. Watch our Professional CDL Driving Careers video to learn firsthand why Penske Logistics drivers are happy drivers.

Visit the “Move Ahead” blog throughout the week to learn more about Penske’s safe, dedicated drivers.

Interested in a driving career with Penske? Visit for employment opportunities. The company offers competitive wages and a wide range of benefits. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


By Kandace Wertz