The Official Blog of Penske Transportation Solutions

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force from Sept. 9 to 11 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck.

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Penske Truck Leasing has introduced remote service check-in via its Penske Driver™ mobile app. The new feature of the Penske Driver App provides commercial truck drivers with greater convenience and speed and enables them to maximize social distancing by remotely checking-in their vehicles for scheduled preventive maintenance or repairs via the mobile app. The new in-app process enhances the company's existing in-person and kiosk processes.

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For more than two decades, the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has designated one week each spring as National Work Zone Awareness Week; and Monday, April 20, marks the beginning of this year's campaign.

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Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics released video messages via social media from three of Team Penske racing's NASCAR drivers thanking all truckers, diesel mechanics, and warehouse workers for keeping the supply chain moving forward during this challenging time.

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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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Eight more of Penske Logistics' safest professional truck drivers were celebrated at the company's headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently for achieving 20 consecutive years of preventable accident- and injury-free driving.

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The Penske Logistics Premier Driver Recognition Program honored 44 safe truck drivers in the United States and Canada as part of the 2019 Platinum and Gold classes. The Platinum class requirements include 15 consecutive years of safe driving and the Gold class recognizes those with 10 consecutive years of safe driving.

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Brake components will be the focus of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 15-21, with inspectors conducting roadside commercial vehicle safety inspections across North America.

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Professional truck drivers are the face of our brand; they make impressions throughout their day that signify what Penske represents. Drivers are the faces behind what we do — helping move lives and businesses forward.

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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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As the Memorial Day holiday is set to shift into high gear, drivers – including do-it-yourself movers – are encouraged to pack a little patience for the road.

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Just weeks from the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, the spotlight is on preparation and the steps you can take to keep yourself and your property safe during the strong storms.

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Spring, an annual season of renewal, brings with it warmer temperatures, sun-kissed days and the start of highway construction season.

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Penske Logistics professional truck driver Jim Clark attained a great honor within the transportation industry when last night he was selected to serve on the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) 2019-2020 America’s Road Team. Clark, of Otter Lake, Michigan, is the third consecutive Penske associate to serve as an unofficial trucking ambassador, joining Neil Kirk (2015-2016) and Earl Taylor (2017-2018).

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The Penske Driver™ app just added a major upgrade to benefit truck drivers ahead of the busy holiday freight season. Deliveries are always time critical but around the holidays, freight such as food, beverages, retail shipments, and e-commerce gift parcels of toys and electronics are at peak seasonal demand.

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For the second consecutive year, Penske Logistics held its Premier Driver Recognition Program, honoring 15 of its safest, professional truck drivers and inducting them into the company’s Driver Wall of Fame.

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Clocks and other timepieces are set to fall back this weekend, signaling the end of daylight saving time, and ushering in an extra hour of sleep.

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James Clark, a Penske Logistics truck driver in Otter Lake, Michigan, is one of 34 finalists vying for placement on the 2019-2020 America’s Road Team, as announced by the American Trucking Associations. Clark is seeking to be the company’s third consecutive Road Team Captain.

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Penske Truck Leasing has introduced a state-of-the-art facility in Tallahassee, Florida. With an address of 4765 Capital Circle NW, it has 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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