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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Penske Transportation Solutions as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the non-profit organization empower more women in the transportation and logistics industry. Jennifer Sockel, executive vice president, talent and enterprise services at Penske Transportation Solutions, will serve on the WIT Board of Directors.

Since joining in 2014, the company has actively participated in the association as a corporate member. Now supporting WIT at the Gold Level, the company is furthering its commitment to advancing gender diversity in the industry.

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Penske
is included on the Women in Trucking (WIT) organization's 2019 list of "Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation."

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Penske Truck Leasing is growing its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor (T2E). The introduction of these new all-electric commercial vehicles into Penske’s fleet is another in a series of recent moves the company has undertaken to test and showcase innovative electric vehicles and help bring them to market.

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Young professionals see working within the supply chain as an exciting career option and said there are good opportunities for advancement or promotions. The majority of respondents taking part in the 2019 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals/Penske Logistics Young Professionals Survey, which surveyed more than 100 supply chain professionals under age 30, said they enjoy working in the supply chain and that it makes them content.

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American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market, today announced a collaboration with Penske Truck Leasing to test electric trucks in the Southern California market. The partnership will consist of a three-month electric vehicle pilot at ATD’s Santa Fe Springs location.

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Sean Yentsch, director of facilities at Penske Truck Leasing, will participate in a Commercial Vehicles and Extreme Fast-Charging Research Needs Workshop at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, August 27-28.

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Penske Truck Leasing took delivery of one of the first Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) Freightliner electric eCascadia Class 8 trucks at a ceremony in Yountville, California, August 20, 2019. The truck is part of Freightliner’s Electric Innovation Fleet.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Located at 1100 N. 43rd Ave and situated on 15.4 acres, and spanning 29,615-square-feet, this is the largest facility Penske has built to date.

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Penske Truck Leasing has completed a second round of electric vehicle maintenance training at its facility in San Diego, California. Ten Penske technicians from five locations in southern California, where Penske’s electric fleet is domiciled, participated in the daylong training on maintenance procedures for commercial electric vehicles.

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Penske Truck Leasing’s Director of Connected Fleet Services, Bill Combs, will speak at the third annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo August 7-8, 2019, in Durham, North Carolina. Combs will serve as a panelist during the “Fleets & Advanced mobility Solutions” session.

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Penske Truck Leasing representatives will return to the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY, June 24-28, 2019. The conference, a showcase of skilled trades, will bring together more than 19,000 students, teachers and business partners.

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Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing will be a panelist at the upcoming Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2019 Conference in Philadelphia.

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Penske Logistics Vice President of Dedicated Contract Carriage, Tom Scollard, will participate in a panel discussion titled: “Driver Shortage – Current State of Affairs and Potential Solutions” at the upcoming Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) Transportation Summit June 5-6, in Arlington, Virginia.

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Whether you’re trying to stay under budget or simply just want to save some hard-earned moola, no one wants to feel like they’re paying an arm and a leg when renting a moving truck.

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Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in Statesville, North Carolina, in order to better serve its growing customer base in the region.

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In an industry first, Penske Truck Leasing announced it has joined the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) coalition. The move is an effort by the company that aligns with its mobility strategies around connected, automated, shared, and electric commercial vehicles.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently celebrated the relocation of its Dubuque, Iowa, facility. To accommodate a growing customer-base, Penske built a new state-of-the-art facility that 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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Delivering on its commitment to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure at its facilities, Penske Truck Leasing has opened commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California. The company’s near term plan includes adding at least six more chargers, bringing the total number to 20. Penske believes these are the first DC fast charging stations in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles.

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Penske Truck Leasing helped Kalmar, part of Cargotec, celebrate a significant milestone with the production of its 70,000th Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractor. Destined for long-standing customer Penske Truck Leasing, the truck was completed on February 27 at Kalmar’s US manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Kansas. Employees and guests gathered at the plant to celebrate and watch the final assembly of the truck.

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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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