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From Oct. 2-8, Penske Truck Leasing celebrates over 9,000 technicians and customer service representatives (CSRs) during National Technician Appreciation Week.

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PGT Trucking, Inc., a multi-service transportation firm offering flatbed, dedicated, international and specialized services, announced that it selected Penske Truck Leasing as its provider of choice for comprehensive fleet maintenance solutions. This strategic move enables PGT to streamline its resources on driving innovative and sustainable solutions in the transportation industry.

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Penske Truck Leasing announced today it has introduced a new truck maintenance on-site guide, Shipper’s Guide to Outsourcing On-Site Fleet Maintenance, which is now available at no cost. The three-part guide provides detailed information on how businesses can implement on-site maintenance to navigate the obstacles of operating a vehicle maintenance facility.

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For the eighth-straight year, Penske Truck Leasing will be participating in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Taking place from June 20-24 in Atlanta, Georgia, Penske will be connecting with aspiring technicians to reinforce the importance of their work to the industry and to promote career opportunities that are available with the company. This year will mark Penske’s first as an official sponsor.

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Penske Truck Leasing is delivering training in the most exciting ways. Through mixed (MR) reality training, we have the opportunity to make our virtual training highly interactive, cutting-edge, and more effective. The use of the latest equipment positions our company to be one of the transportation industry’s leaders in training technology.

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The National Private Truck Council 2021 Benchmarking Survey Report provides fleets with new industry standards to evaluate performance and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently held a dedication ceremony at Lincoln Tech in Columbia, Maryland, as the company branded a 1,000-square-foot multipurpose classroom at the school. The space will mainly be utilized during Lincoln's Driving Your Performance course, which introduces students to various topics such as vehicle and engine systems, industry certifications and career opportunities in the industry.

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Penske Truck Leasing has constructed a new state-of-the-art facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Located at 1300 John Burgess Drive, it is the third full-service company location in the Fort Worth area. Penske now has a total of 16 locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

This structure offers consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance. It is also outfitted with the company's proprietary fully digital and voice-directed preventive maintenance process 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.).

"We invested in this third local location to support our growing customer base in the southern part of the Fort Worth market," explained Chris Anderholm, senior vice president for Penske Truck Leasing's south central region. "We are very pleased to be a part of the business park expansion which allows Penske to better serve large customers in the delivery and food and beverage sectors, and to help them meet their customer's needs."

The location is 23,470-square-feet and sits on 12.5 acres. It has five truck service bays, an automated wash bay and a full-service fuel island.

By "Move Ahead" Staff

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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Penske Truck Leasing is a proud supporter of the TechForce Foundation, an organization with a mission to champion students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians.

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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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Rick Swanson, a Penske Truck Leasing branch service manager, was recently given the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for his work with a Penske associate serving in the military. Swanson, who works in Lakewood, Washington, was honored for his support of Gerrit Sluyter, a Penske technician 3 and a reserve lance corporal in the U.S. Marines Corps.

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Everyone has their own unique learning style. That's why for a third consecutive year, Penske Truck Leasing is proud to support the TechForce Foundation's "Be A Pathfinder" campaign, which focuses on helping individuals identify their learning style.

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Penske Truck Leasing has selected new software to enhance testing capabilities for the 2021 Tech Showdown. BTL Surpass Inc. is now entrusted with the creation, delivery and scoring of this competition.

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From the early days of the pandemic, technicians have been on the frontlines ensuring the nation's trucks remain road-ready to help keep the supply chain and the economy moving forward.

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Technology plays an important role in keeping trucks on the road to deliver food, and vital medical and household supplies, during this stay-at-home time of COVID-19. A key part of ensuring that Penske box trucks and tractor-trailers operate optimally is the preventive maintenance inspection.

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Penske Truck Leasing today announced that it is offering fleets a "Get Back to Business" special full-service truck leasing offer with low rates and flexible lease terms on late-model, low-mileage vehicles from its extensive rental fleet of box trucks and semi-tractors.

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Mike Hasinec's distinguished career at Penske Truck Leasing has been recognized by the transportation industry. The company's vice president of maintenance is the 2020 recipient of Commercial Carrier Journal's Technology and Maintenance Career Leadership Award.

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