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Penske Logistics has been honored with Quest for Quality Awards for its transportation management and warehousing solutions by Logistics Management magazine. The magazine and Peerless Research Group obtained in excess of 4,500 industry responses as part of the process.

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Jason Herr, Penske Logistics vice president of safety, will participate in an upcoming Transport Topics magazine webinar, Less Pain, More Gain: How Safety Culture Drives Operational Efficiency, which is being hosted by Worklete.

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Penske Truck Leasing is the first-ever company to receive I-CAR’s Gold Class designation for the repair of heavy-duty trucks, at a pair of Georgia Penske truck collision repair facilities, in Norcross and Lithia Springs. I-CAR has been a leader in providing automotive collision repair knowledge and training for 40 years.

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Penske Logistics has been honored by General Motors with the 2018 Supplier of the Year and 2018 Overdrive Awards at a recent ceremony in Warren, Michigan.

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Penske Truck Leasing will highlight its place as an emerging technology leader at this year’s Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California. ACT Expo will be April 23-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. In addition to Penske’s electric vehicle fleet being on display – the Freightliner eM2 and FUSO eCanter – there will be several company leaders appearing on panels. Penske will be an exhibitor and is a Presenting Sponsor.

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The second annual Heavy Duty Repair Forum will include a Penske Truck Leasing executive as a panelist when it commences on April 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. James Svaasand, vice president of collision center development and operations, will discuss Penske’s industry-leading repair processes for commercial trucks, and the recruitment and retention of its maintenance technicians, for the session: A Dive into Successful Operators in Heavy-Duty Collision Repair.

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing today, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018.

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Penske Truck Leasing is joining the TechForce Foundation’s efforts to recruit the next generation of truck fleet maintenance technicians by serving as an early adopter in the foundation’s FutureTech Success campaign.

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Food safety compliance is paramount at Penske Logistics, whose associates are responsible for handling food product for thousands of customers in the food and beverage industry.

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Penske Logistics is a recipient of the 2018 Freight Carrier Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program. The company was just one of 40 organizations to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,700 program participants. Penske Logistics was also given a SmartWay Excellence Award in 2017.

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Summer is a popular time for household and business moves, and with Fourth of July rapidly approaching, it’s important to note that Penske prohibits carrying or hauling hazardous cargo, like fireworks, into any of their rental trucks.

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With technology evolving at a rapid pace in the transportation industry, a growing number of fleet operators are looking for telematics and onboard technology solutions that help increase visibility into their daily operations, with hopes of identifying and correcting any fleet inefficiencies.

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Around this time of year, countless college students – from freshmen to seniors – are wrapping up their final exams and getting ready for a much-anticipated summer break.

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Out with the old and in with the new.

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The annual Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, will once again feature a strong presence by Penske Truck Leasing. The company will appear on multiple panels, serve as Presenting Sponsor and be an exhibitor. The industry-leading event takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center beginning on April 30.

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Penske Logistics has enhanced its industry-leading safety practices with the introduction of a video-based program. The company has installed SmartDrive event-triggered onboard cameras that face inside the truck cab, and outwards to the road, to complement ongoing driver safety coaching.

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Penske Logistics is making a renewed emphasis on associate wellness in the workplace, and they’re utilizing a model that keeps athletes in peak condition to achieve that goal.

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program has named Penske Logistics a 2017 Excellence Award winner. Penske is among the program’s top 1 to 2 percent of partners that display environmental best practices.

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

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Penske Logistics is now in compliance with another component of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act, the pillar regarding sanitary transportation of human and animal food.

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