The Official Blog for Penske Truck Leasing, Truck Rental and Logistics

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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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its annual International Roadcheck June 4 – 6.

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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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Penske Logistics has earned repeat entry onto the Inbound Logistics magazine 2018 Top 100 Trucker list. Nearly 300 carriers submitted information for consideration.

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Penske Logistics recently honored 221 of its truck drivers for outstanding safety milestones at its locations across North America. The company debuted the next phase of its truck driver safety recognition program by naming the first-ever Platinum and Gold classes.

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Professional truck drivers do more than shepherd deliveries on the open road. They are the face of the trucking industry, making an impression at every stage of their day.

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September is National Preparedness Month, and both Penske and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency – through the Ready campaign – want you to know how to respond in case of a natural disaster.

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