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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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Commercial vehicles cast a singular silhouette as they travel on roadways large and small, but none more so than a pink Freightliner sleeper draped in the signature color of breast cancer awareness.

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Penske Truck Leasing in 2019 will serve as a Platinum Sponsor and exhibitor at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition from April 14-16 in Cincinnati.

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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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Penske Truck Leasing recently announced its joining with 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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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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Penske Truck Leasing will provide its expertise to the TU-Automotive Connected Fleets USA conference taking place in Atlanta on November 27 and 28. Bill Combs, director of connected fleet, will make two appearances at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta.

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The Penske Driver™ app just added a major upgrade to benefit truck drivers ahead of the busy holiday freight season. Deliveries are always time critical but around the holidays, freight such as food, beverages, retail shipments, and e-commerce gift parcels of toys and electronics are at peak seasonal demand.

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Penske Truck Leasing has introduced a state-of-the-art facility in Tallahassee, Florida. With an address of 4765 Capital Circle NW, it has truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, onboard cameras, etc.).

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Penske Truck Leasing announced the opening of the company’s newest location, in Bryan, Texas. The state-of-the-art facility, at 1650 Independence Ave., offers full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, onboard cameras, etc.).

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Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Ogden, Utah. Penske’s new location in Ogden is the fourth new facility announcement in Penske’s western region this summer and marks the company’s eighth new facility announcement this year.

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Penske Truck Leasing today announced it has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types. Penske will focus its attention on helping to promote electric vehicle charging standards for commercial vehicles in North America by participating with the group’s “High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles Task Force” (HPCCV Task Force). Penske Truck Leasing is the first in its industry to join the CharIN organization.

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North Houston is home to a new Penske Truck Leasing facility offering full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, on-board cameras, etc.). It’s Penske’s largest facility in the Houston area.

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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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The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) named Mike Duff, senior vice president of government relations and chief compliance officer for Penske Truck Leasing, as its chairman for 2018-2019, at their annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics have earned the 2018 Military-Friendly Employers Silver Awards designation, scoring within 30 percent of the 10th ranked organization in its respective category. The transportation company, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, has once again been honored by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

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Updated on November 9

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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.

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