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READING, Pa., June 17, 2024 –Penske Truck Rental recently announced the relaunch of its newly revamped website at PenskeTruckRental.com for commercial truck rental customers. The redesigned reservation flow introduces a modern, intuitive design to enhance and speed up the customer experience, ensuring a seamless and efficient process for business users. Key features designed to improve user interaction and satisfaction include:

  • Truck First Selection with Enhanced Menu: Commercial customers can now select their desired truck first, utilizing an enhanced menu that offers multiple vehicle category selections for greater convenience.
  • Interactive Pricing Map: The new, interactive map displays pricing at each location, simplifying the process of finding the best rental options.
  • Enhanced Insurance Coverage Options: Penske now offers separate Loss Damage Waiver and Liability Insurance Alternative coverages, providing more flexibility compared with the previous bundled Penske Protection Plan.

Additionally, Penske’s website has undergone a significant aesthetic upgrade, featuring a modernized design that is more visually appealing and user-friendly. This fresh look enhances the overall browsing experience and makes navigation more intuitive, allowing customers to easily find the information they need.

A standout feature of the new website is the upgraded Penske Vehicle Selection Guide page. This enables customers to compare different vehicle types effortlessly, aiding in the decision-making process by presenting clear and concise information on various rental truck options.

Kevin Malloy, senior vice president of rental for Penske, emphasized the benefits for new customers: "Our goal with the new website is to provide a more efficient, user-friendly experience for our customers. The modern design, coupled with new features like the Interactive Pricing Map and Vehicle Selection Guide, ensures a better user experience that also helps customers make informed decisions quickly and with confidence."

Penske’s new website is mobile-friendly and aims to better meet the evolving needs of commercial customers, enhancing overall efficiency and user experience in the truck rental process.

About Penske Truck Rental and Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Rental, a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing, is one of the premier commercial truck rental providers in North America. With one of the newest and among the largest commercial rental truck fleets, Penske provides businesses with sleeper and day cab semi-tractors, straight trucks, flatbeds, refrigerated trucks, trailers, and more. Penske rents the top brands of light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial vehicles including Ford, GMC, Hino, Isuzu, Freightliner, International, Volvo, and more. Commercial electric vehicles are also available. For commercial truck rentals, call 800-PENSKE-1 or visit www.PenskeTruckRental.com for assistance.

Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. A leading provider of innovative transportation solutions, Penske operates and maintains more than 447,000 vehicles and serves its customers from more than 990 maintenance facilities and approximately 2,600 rental locations across North America. Solutions from Penske include full-service truck leasing, fleet maintenance, truck rentals, used trucks, and a comprehensive array of technologies to keep the world moving forward. Visit PenskeTruckLeasing.com to learn more.

READING, Pa., May 7, 2024 - Penske Truck Rental announced its Top Moving Destinations list today, unveiling the top 10 cities consumers moved to based on one-way truck rentals in 2023. Alongside the 14th annual list, Penske released the results of a national consumer survey, Settling In: A Consumer Moving Trends Survey, which unveils new findings about people’s reasons for moving and the importance of establishing a sense of community in their new places of residence. Notably, 57% of consumers prefer to rent their own moving truck and only 24% said they would rather hire a moving company.

2023 Top Moving Destinations

For the third year in a row, Houston maintained its position as the top moving destination, closely followed by San Antonio, which moved up from its ranking of 9th last year. Florida gained new representation on this year’s list with the addition of Tampa, which has not ranked since 2020. Since the list’s inception in 2010, Texas and Florida have maintained representation, while Midwestern states have since phased out.

Penske Truck Rental – Top 10 Moving Destinations for 2023 (previous year ranking):

  • 1.Houston, Texas (1)
  • 2.San Antonio, Texas (9)
  • 3.Charlotte, N.C. (6)
  • 4.Atlanta, Ga. (5)
  • 5.Las Vegas, Nev. (2)
  • 6.Dallas, Texas (7)
  • 7.Orlando, Fla. (3)
  • 8.Austin, Texas (10)
  • 9.Tampa, Fla. (New! Has not ranked since the 2020 list)
  • 10.Jacksonville, Fla. (8)

"It’s intriguing to see the evolution of the top moving destinations and where our customers are headed. Knowing just how hectic moving can be, we prioritize our customers' needs above all else," said Kevin Malloy, senior vice president of Penske Truck Rental. “Penske is here to make your moving experience as seamless as possible, offering top-notch rental services and support every step of the way."

The survey asked consumers to reflect on their decisions to move and how they adapted to their new city to understand how relocating plays a role in feelings of happiness. Respondents appear optimistic about their decision to relocate with 73% indicating that they are happier in their new town compared to their previous place of residence.

Why People are Moving

Proximity to family (34%), lower cost of living (32%) and desire for more space (27%) were the biggest reasons that consumers were compelled to move over the past five years. Employment was a key driver of relocation to the top 10 moving destinations. Respondents from Nevada (40%), North Carolina (37%) and Georgia (39%) indicated that better job opportunities prompted their decisions to move.

Settling In New Cities

The survey found that 32% of consumers who recently moved were most challenged by adjusting to their new neighborhood during their move, but establishing a consistent routine helped them acclimate, according to 72% of respondents. Further, consumers are eager to become active with their new cities, as 88% say that feeling a sense of community where they live is important.

As many consumers plan to move in the summer months, the survey highlights activities that helped people build a sense of community and acclimate to their new cities. The top activities include exploring new restaurants and shops (57%), meeting neighbors (48%), discovering new parks and outdoor spaces (47%) and participating in local events (35%).

Move and Groove

To help consumers discover the rhythm of their new cities, Penske has released a new curated Spotify® playlist to set the tone for new beginnings. From packing to driving to your new home or meeting the neighbors, Penske has playlists to support every step of the moving experience. Consumers can subscribe to Penske’s Spotify® channel by clicking here.

With quick pick-up and drop-off at more than 2,500 rental facilities across North America, Penske trucks are easy to find. Consumers can check out the Penske Truck Rental app to make and edit rental reservations, find loading guides and how-to videos, access Penske's 24/7 roadside service team and more. And if plans change, consumers can cancel their reservation anytime with no fees attached.

About Penske Truck Rental

Penske Truck Rental is a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest moving truck rental fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable rental trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Call 1-800-GO-PENSKE for questions about moving.

About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. A leading provider of innovative transportation solutions, Penske operates and maintains more than 422,000 vehicles and serves its customers from more than 980 maintenance facilities and more than 2,600 truck rental locations across North America. Solutions from Penske include full-service truck leasing, fleet maintenance, truck rentals, used trucks, and a comprehensive array of technologies to keep the world moving forward. Visit pensketruckleasing.com for more information.

Top Moving Destinations Methodology
For the past 14 years, Penske Truck Rental has been compiling this list using analysis of one-way consumer truck rental reservations made via the company's website, calls to its 1-800-GO-PENSKE call center and through one-way reservations made at Penske's over 2,500 truck rental locations.

Settling In: A Consumer Moving Trends Survey Methodology
The Moving Trends Survey was conducted via a survey fielded online by Big Village among a sample of 437 U.S. adults 18 years of age and older who have moved to a new city or town in the past five years with an oversample of residents of Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas. This survey was live on March 27-April 2, 2024.

Each year, Penske Truck Rental reveals the top 10 cities that people are moving to, based on one-way truck rental data. This year’s Top Moving Destinations list features a new addition and one surprising departure on the 14th annual list.

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Along with driving directions, snacks for the road and a curated moving day playlist, Penske consumer truck renters should also pack a few safety tips for the journey.

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With the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season just a month away, now is the time to get ready for potential storms, as preparation is key to keeping you and your property safe.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11, provides an opportunity to review your safety plans and make any changes long before a storm arrives.

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Road construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining healthy roadways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers.

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

National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19, shines a spotlight on ways drivers can keep themselves as well as work zone workers safe.

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For millions of drivers – including many Penske DIY movers and professional truck drivers, anticipation is building for Monday’s first visible total solar eclipse in the U.S. in seven years.

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Temperatures are not the only things expected to rise this spring and summer. Soon, more do-it-yourself movers will begin to share the road with professional truck drivers.

The added vehicles on the roadway are among the distractions all drivers face and challenge their ability to remain safe when behind the wheel.

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Whether you are moving across town or across the country, navigating the logistics of a do-it-yourself move can be both a challenge and an adventure.

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Whether you’re heading over the river and through the woods or across town this Thanksgiving holiday, make sure to pack an extra helping of patience for the road.

Holiday travelers are expected to gobble up roadways, so if you are planning a DIY move over the Thanksgiving travel period, plan to pack an extra helping of patience along with tips from Penske’s moving experts.

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With Hurricane Idalia expected to make landfall Wednesday in Florida, fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm’s impact.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a freshman in a shared dorm or a senior living off-campus with your own space – Penske has you covered with tips to ace your college move-in this year.

You’ve booked your Penske truck, so it’s time to prepare for the move to start or go back to life at college. Whether you’re driving in state or hours across the country, prepare in advance so your move-in day goes as seamlessly as possible.

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A DIY move requires a little extra planning with many factors to consider, including how to rent a truck, choosing the right truck, how to load your truck, where to stop along the way and where to return your truck once you reach your destination. And lucky for you, Penske Truck Rental already thought of (almost) everything for you.

Wherever your moving journey is taking you, these tips will help you to navigate safely, efficiently and with ease.

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When a sudden relocation becomes your only option, Penske Truck Rental has the tools to make a last-minute move the best move.

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A new school year is just around the corner, bringing with it a return of school buses to the road, children walking to bus stops and bicyclists heading to school.

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Warm temperatures and humidity can be a challenging combination for do-it-yourself summer movers.

The elements can take a toll on our bodies and bring with them the threat of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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A little preparation goes a long way to ensure an easy move. Try these packing tips from Penske Truck Rental experts for an organized and efficient packing process.

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With the hottest days of summer yet to come — and your moving day fast approaching — there’s vital planning ahead for the ride in your Penske rental truck to your new destination.

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