The Official Blog for Penske Truck Leasing, Truck Rental and Logistics

On a sprawling retreat south of Louisville, Kentucky, Debi Tribbey was hard at work trying to wrestle with a group of vines, which formed a stranglehold on a section of fencing.

"There were so many tough vines that had gone through the fencing," said Tribbey, district financial manager for Penske Truck Leasing in Louisville. "It was almost like de-needling."

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With the sound of gunfire still echoing from the 21-gun salute, Michael Phillips, a member of the Navy Ceremonial Guard, stood at attention, saluting a fallen Navy hero as taps began to play.

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With the threat hostile forces nearby, Autumn Barrett remained alert as she patrolled her U.S. Air Force base deep in the heart of Iraq.

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As a truck driver in the Army, Scott 'Hutch' Hutchison's duties took him just feet from the border between North and South Korea to the war-torn sands of Iraq.

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Loren Robinson grew up listening to his uncles' and brothers' recollections of their military service – from World War II to Vietnam – knowing one day, he would continue his family's legacy of service.

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Penske was recently named a 2020 Military-Friendly Employer in recognition of the company's commitment to creating employment opportunities for veterans.

The list, created by VIQTORY, which publishes G.I. Jobs and Military Spouses magazines, serves as a bellwether for veterans and their spouses in their search for the best employment opportunities.

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Initiatives

Diversity and inclusion at Penske is the driving force of our company's success. As a global company with diverse customers, businesses and associates, Penske draws from our varied backgrounds to help improve and grow our businesses.

As a result, Penske is a stronger, more competitive company that better reflects the customers and communities we serve around the globe. We promote and support diversity and inclusion in our workforce and supplier base through a variety of efforts, including:

Diversity and Inclusion Council

Penske has a well-established Diversity and Inclusion Council that meets regularly to discuss, provide feedback on and help guide our organization on diversity-related issues. Diversity and Inclusion Council members consist of our Penske associates from a variety of levels within the organization.

Diversity Recruiting Efforts

We seek and value candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Penske actively recruits candidates from colleges, universities, trade schools, and military and veterans groups. We maintain a regular recruiting presence with hundreds of schools.

Affinity Groups

Penske has a growing associate interest in affinity groups. The Penske Women's Network was the first affinity group established at the company.

Supplier Diversity

Penske has been steadily growing and cultivating relationships with minority-owned and women-owned businesses for well over a decade. The effort is a part of our ongoing initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion within our network of suppliers.

Each year on average, we spend more than 22 percent of our total annual spend with hundreds of minority-owned and women-owned businesses combined. Please review our guidelines and information about supplier diversity.

Hurricane Advisory

Penske advises its business and consumer customers to take the following measures before the storm arrives:

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This week,Penske Truck Leasing launched a new digital advertising campaign promoting its full-service truck leasing, truck rental and logistics businesses. Read more about the campaign in this story by Kate Maddox from Advertising Age. View the new Penske video ads below.

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To make a true comparison between leasing vehicles for your truck fleet or buying your own, you need a comprehensive list of points to consider so you can make an informed decision. Take a look at these considerations presented on this infographic from Penske Truck Leasing, and get a clearer picture of which option may be right for you.

  

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Across the country millions of trucks run billions of miles, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It's easy to forget that inside each one of these huge machines are the treasures that drive growth for industry, fill our cupboards and dinner tables, and stock our hospitals, showrooms, and grocery stores. As a leader in transportation and logistics, Penske Truck Leasing works behind the scenes helping tens of thousands of businesses across North America with truck fleets small and large. Here are a few of their stories.

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Penske Truck Leasing will be exhibiting at the National Beer Wholesalers Association 76th Annual Convention & Trade Show. The event takes place Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Penske Truck Leasing in booth 1109 to discuss your truck fleet needs.

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