The Official Blog of Penske Transportation Solutions

Penske Truck Leasing releases the next iteration of its customer website to continue to improve the user experience. Customers will benefit from an enhanced navigation and expanded, customizable data sets for each fleet's operation.

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With technology evolving at a rapid pace in the transportation industry, a growing number of fleet operators are looking for telematics and onboard technology solutions that help increase visibility into their daily operations, with hopes of identifying and correcting any fleet inefficiencies.

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Penske Truck Leasing will exhibit at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Expo held March 5 to 8 in Atlanta. Penske’s fleet technology experts will showcase its connected fleet solutions that enable truck fleet operators to leverage new fleet technologies, gain increased visibility, simplify compliance and maintenance, and increase fleet efficiency.

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The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) reported over the weekend that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) listed its 90-day waiver from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, for rental trucks on its website. While TRALA was granted the waiver December 12, 2017, it was awaiting FMCSA to formally post the waiver in the Federal Register. TRALA expects FMCSA to formally post the waiver in the Federal Register later this week. Penske Truck Leasing is a member of TRALA and operates an extensive fleet of commercial rental trucks.

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Penske Truck Leasing has established an onboard technology consulting group within its existing operations. The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers to address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems. Penske takes a device-neutral approach when helping its customers evaluate on-board systems.

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Bill Combs, director of connected fleets for Penske Truck Leasing, will be a panelist for the upcoming Connected Fleets USA conference that takes place in Atlanta, November 15-16.

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Penske and Western Star Trucks donated use of a truck to transport Sundancer -- a solar car run by a team of U.S. high school students -- for a race in Australia.

Some businesses will go the extra mile to provide good service. Penske Truck Rental Australia recently went an extra 4,300 miles for a team of U.S. high school students participating in a solar-powered vehicle trek across the Outback. But since this is Australia, perhaps it would be better to say Penske went an extra 6,900 kilometres.

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Please be advised the United States Department of Defense has announced it will conduct GPS tests in the Southeast during two separate time frames(now through Feb. 11, and Feb. 15-Feb. 22) that will temporarily disrupt navigation systems for commercial truck drivers and the general public. Also affected will be GPS-based telematics systems available from Penske Truck Leasing’s FleetIQ portfolio including: CyntrX, PeopleNet and Xata.

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