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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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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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Pack – load – unpack – repeat.

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

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Going back to school can be a busy and exciting time for parents and students. It's also a good time for drivers to reacquaint themselves with more attentive habits while on the road, as familiar commutes will be more crowded than they were during the summer months.

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Moving with a full house? Embrace the challenge by making it enjoyable for everyone – especially if little ones and furry friends are involved.

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Many Americans will take advantage of the long Fourth of July weekend to move to their new homes. Penske Truck Rental offers these tips for a safe, happy and patriotic move.

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The busy summer moving season is an attractive time for thieves who prey on unsuspecting consumers.

When planning a move – across town or across the country, Penske's security experts encourage consumers to be selective when it comes to hiring a moving company and taking extra precautions when performing a do-it-yourself move.

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Summer. The infamous season to soak up the sun – but not too much sun.

If you're one of the thousands of new homeowners or renters braving the heat for a summer move, Penske offers these tips to keep you safe and cool.

Top Tips for Staying Cool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the following:

  • Drink plenty of fluids – even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can.

Hydration is Key

Chuck Pagesy, Penske's director of safety, reiterates the importance of hydration.

"The most important thing to consider when moving in hot weather is to ensure you remain properly hydrated," said Pagesy. "You can never drink too much water in extreme heat."

According to the CDC, certain factors hinder the body's ability to stay cool:

  • High humidity – sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly when the humidity is high. This prevents your body from releasing heat as fast as it may need to.
  • Personal factors – Age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn and prescription drug and alcohol use can impact whether an individual is able to effectively cool off.

Taking these factors into account, it is important to be aware of the telltale signs of heat-related illness. According to the CDC, these signs could indicate:

  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
  • Heat cramps
  • Sunburn
  • Heat rash

Concerned about too much sun exposure? The CDC outlines what to look for and what to do if an individual is exhibiting symptoms of a heat-related illness.

It's not too late to plan your summer move. Penske Truck Rental offers free unlimited miles on all one-way truck rentals, discounts for AAA members, college students and members of the military as well as packing supplies and 24/7 roadside assistance. Are you ready to make a reservation? Visit the Penske Truck Rental website for more information.

By Nicole Forktus

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Memorial Day travel skyrocketed as nearly 43 million Americans journeyed to their destination in 2019. Nearing record-breaking numbers, the surge came to a halt in 2020 as COVID-19 swept through the nation.

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Regina the T-Rex – Reggie to her friends – was recently in need of transportation from her home at the TAG Art Company in Indiana to an event in Dublin, Ohio.

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A year after the pandemic forced Support Military Families (SMF) to cancel its annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day (MSAD) event, the charity will host a socially distant celebration today at three military installations across North Carolina.

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Work zones help to maintain the health of the nation's highways through a combination of construction and maintenance projects, yet the zones can provide challenges for drivers.

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Penske Truck Rental has selected Avaamo's voice-driven Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) for its phone-based truck rental central reservations call center. The goal is to further enhance Penske's truck rental reservation process by phone and drive efficiencies in its call center operations.

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Penske Truck Leasing required additional space to service its growing customer base in the Calgary region and has built a new state-of-the-art facility at 101 High Plains PL, Balzac, AB T4A 0W7. The new facility will supplement Penske's three additional facilities in the area.

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Snowflakes falling on trees often create picture-postcard winterscapes, but snow and ice-covered roadways can also make driving hazardous for Penske Truck Rental's do-it-yourself movers.

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As he sat in a Biloxi, Mississippi, church, his feet dangling from the pew, four-year-old Andrew Nolen was captivated by the young Alabama minister who stopped by to preach.

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