The Official Blog of Penske Transportation Solutions

Summer is one of the busiest times on the road. Professional truck drivers and do-it-yourself movers share the road with families on the way to vacation destinations and motorcyclists enjoying the warmer weather.

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Penske Truck Leasing has recently opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in Cranbury, New Jersey. Located at 2682 US 130 North, near exit 8 and 8A of the N.J. Turnpike and U.S. Route 1, it is the first-ever, ground-up build in its South Plainfield District.

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Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force May 17-19 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck. This year’s focus is on wheel ends.

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Military spouses navigate the intersection of keeping their families strong and supporting active duty loved ones whose military service helps to keep the country safe.

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Penske Truck Leasing has recently opened a brand-new facility in Everett, Washington. Located at 2140 Railway Avenue, it is the first new build by the company in the state of Washington. The new facility serves a much greater capacity within its existing market and offers competitive rates and exceptional personalized service.

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Penske Truck Leasing has constructed a new state-of-the-art facility in Fontana, California. Located at 15436 Valley Boulevard, it is the second full-service company location in the Fontana area. The new location will allow the transportation company to better serve its existing customer base in the area, as well as provide capacity to serve new customers.

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Construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining the health of the nation’s highways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers and road workers alike.

New speed limits, traffic patterns and rights of way, as well as worker and vehicle movement, can all impact work zone safety, putting drivers and workers at risk.

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Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Torc Robotics Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC). Torc Robotics is an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG. The TAAC is comprised of key freight industry leaders who will provide strategic guidance to Torc as it integrates with the freight network and tackles challenges beyond highway driving.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently opened a new facility in Tampa, Florida. Located at 7140 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, the new location will allow the transportation services company to upgrade the service it provides to existing customers in the area, as well as the ability to add-on new customers. This is the second recent investment Penske has made in the local Tampa market.

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Four Branch Rental Managers at Atlanta West Fulton worked together to educate their team. One of them – Zachary Ivey, Branch Rental Manager of Atlanta West – explains:


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“Black History Month is important to me because it celebrates and recognizes the huge contributions that Black women and men have made and how we continue to shape society today,” Nita Rodney, Branch Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.


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On Thursday, Team Penske and long-time partner Freightliner, part of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), made history by using the pre-production, fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck to pull a full-sized Team Penske racecar hauler to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of this weekend’s Clash event.

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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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Penske Truck Leasing recently held a dedication ceremony at the Lincoln Tech campus in East Windsor, Connecticut, as the company branded a diesel training lab and adjacent corridor. The lab will be utilized for hands-on diesel technology training, which introduces students to various topics such as vehicle and engine system maintenance and repair, industry certifications and career opportunities in the industry.

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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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The National Private Truck Council 2021 Benchmarking Survey Report provides fleets with new industry standards to evaluate performance and identify opportunities for improvement.

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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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Penske Truck Leasing customers who have not done so already are encouraged to transfer their fleet telematics systems to 4G or 5G networks, as 3G networks will be retired in the coming months by major U.S. mobile carriers.

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