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Penske Truck Leasing mobilized a TechForce Foundation STEM program this past weekend by donating the use of a custom 26-foot Freightliner M2 truck at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The truck houses TechForce’s Mobile STEM Career Center, a hands-on exhibit designed to engage budding technicians nationwide.

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Penske Truck Leasing today announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Rochester, New York-based DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc., a transportation company providing full-service truck leasing, rental, maintenance and repair services to a variety of customers primarily in the food processing and distribution, consumer distribution, and freight-hauling industries.

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Retailers are expecting a record number of holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving weekend placing parcel delivery companies in the spotlight to meet consumers' holiday expectations.

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Catalytic converter theft has skyrocketed in recent months as organized groups of thieves continue to illegally cut these devices out of cars, SUVs, and rental trucks at an increasingly alarming rate.

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As a child, Michael Kegerise marveled as adults recalled his family's legacy of military service, which predated the Civil War.

"I always knew I would regret not serving in the military, so I enlisted while in college," said Kegerise, enterprise facility services project engineer at Penske's corporate office in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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From the time he was four years old, Joe Dezotell knew he wanted to grow up to become a soldier and serve his country.

Now, the retired U.S. Army veteran helps military families navigate the challenges of military moves as a Rental Support Coordinator with Penske Truck Rental's specialized Military Call Center.

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Paving the way in innovative transportation and logistics solutions, Penske Logistics has been selected as a 2021 Top Trucker by Inbound Logistics.

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Breast cancer awareness and early detection will take center stage today at Penske locations across the globe as more than 25,000 associates take part in the seventh annual Penske Pink Out.

The associate-led event, which began in 2015 in the U.S. with 200 associates, has grown to locations across Penske's international footprint. Associates in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, and The Netherlands are taking part.

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A new art display is shining light on essential workers – including a Penske truck driver, technician and warehouse worker – who have been on the front lines of the pandemic since March 2020.

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As businesses adjust to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, building and maintaining strong relationships with customers has never been more vital.

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Cheryl Emery, Director – Field Human Resources for the Central Region, Penske Logistics, has been named one of 2021's Top Ten Women in Logistics by Global Trade Magazine. A rich fount of knowledge and diverse experience, Cheryl's impact on the company is far-reaching. Jeff Stoicheff, Senior Vice President of HR, Penske Logistics, says the following of her work and recognition:

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LeAnne Coulter, vice president of freight management for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives who set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company's supply chain network.

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Making safe driving choices near railroad tracks is just as important as having good driving habits, so to help educate motorists about rail safety, Penske is highlighting Rail Safety Week from Sept. 20-26, launched in 2017 by Operation Lifesaver (OLI).

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Penske takes pride in our technicians who are fulfilling their lifelong dreams, harnessing childlike curiosity, and investing in a lifetime of growth and learning. That's why we support TechForce Foundation as they raise the question this Future Tech Tuesday: How did the kid in you start?

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Hurricane Ida Update

Below is in an update on Penske Truck Leasing locations in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida as of September 7, 2021:

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The next few weeks will mark the most dangerous and active period of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, making hurricane preparation even more vital for fleet managers and others.

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With the SkillsUSA Championships moving to Atlanta in 2022, this summer was the perfect time for the organization to pack up its competition warehouse and head to Georgia.

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When you're moving into a new home, it's important to find the right tools for the job. Each moving situation is unique and requires a different approach, so these tips from Penske Truck Rental's moving experts will give you a better idea of what you'll need to move with ease.

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Since early 2020, Fastenal has participated with Penske in a long-term test program of two battery electric Freightliner eM2 box trucks within its Los Angeles metro area operations. In that same spirit of environmental sustainability and innovation, the company also recently joined with Penske to complete a short-term pilot of a pre-series battery electric Class 8 truck, the Freightliner eCascadia.

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Pack – load – unpack – repeat.

Do-it-yourself movers know this cycle all too well.

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