The lifeblood of a strong dedicated contract carriage operation for a third-party logistics company lies in the quality of its truck drivers. At Penske Logistics, our 10,500-plus professional truck drivers not only pick up and deliver goods and services that are consumed daily by the general public, but he or she also performs vital customer service roles when interacting with our customers.
For a second consecutive year, Penske is included on the Women in Trucking (WIT) association's list of "Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation."
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.
Penske Truck Leasing has outgrown its original facility in Hamilton, Ontario, and opened a new consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance facility at 510 South Service Road.
Penske Transportation Solutions recently launched its Never Stop Moving™ podcast series to offer a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's largest truck fleets.
Penske and CBS Sports HQ are hitting the road together. Penske is now the Official Transportation Partner of CBS Sports HQ on the Road. The first big move is right to Miami in the iconic yellow Penske rental truck for the big game.
Penske Truck Rental has released its 2019 list of Top Moving Destinations and for the first time in ten years, a new city has taken the number one spot. Phoenix, Arizona, has been named the top moving destination in the United States on the global transportation company's annual list.
Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in DeForest, Wisconsin. Penske in DeForest will offer customers consumer and commercial truck rental in addition to full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance.
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in East Dundee, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The new site is in the Terra Business Park, a unique location between three Chicago area Penske branches; Rockford, Elk Grove and West Chicago.
Over the last 12 plus months, Penske Truck Leasing marked some key milestones related to bringing commercial electric trucks to market and testing these vehicles in real-world applications with customers and within our subsidiary's fleet at Penske Logistics. Here are a few of the highlights:
Penske Logistics Logged Over 10,000 Miles in Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjEwODIwMC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MDc2NzA1M30.aq6dPrpHuNg5a6rkD4tjxdmIsd5h1tK_mxvd8Z1k_b8/img.jpg?width=980" id="a3454" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="db9d11cea25f6a75dea898f2d8d54eaa" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p><a href="https://www.penskelogistics.com" target="_blank"><br>Penske Logistics</a> announced that it successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple, daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a leading quick service restaurant chain using two electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias. The company believes it was the first truck fleet operator in the United States to achieve such a feat. <a href="https://www.gopenske.com/blog/logistics/penske-logistics-logs-over-10-000-miles-in-heavy-duty-electric-trucks" target="_self">Read More</a>.</p>
Penske's sixth annual Veterans Day Recognition Program took place on Monday at its corporate headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Pictured from left to right are Capt. Steven Zahuranec, President and CEO of Penske Transportation Solutions Brian Hard, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Chief Compliance Officer Mike Duff, and Director of Customer Operations at Penske Logistics Lee Schiller.<p>Both touched on the significant value veterans bring to any organization, traits like a strong work ethic, being detail-oriented and adept leadership. Schiller went on to share how some of the things veterans learn or apply in the military can be carried with them through the transition to civilian life.<br></p><p>"Each soldier realizes that without the support for each other, then we could not complete the mission and come home safely to our families," said Schiller. "Our veterans are uniquely defined by these shared experiences and teamwork. We carry these experiences into our transition and life after service. We look for ways to be outstanding teammates and put the company mission ahead of our needs."<u></u><u></u></p><p>Schiller said that Veterans Day allows us to pause and think about the brave men and women who have served, as well as those who are serving currently.<u></u><u></u></p><p>"As you go to your homes tonight and recall about our program, remember the veterans here today and the 1.3 million service members on active duty today provide us with a blanket of security and the freedoms we enjoy as a nation," said Schiller.</p>
Respect Earned. Opportunities Delivered.<p>Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics take great pride and make strong efforts in hiring veterans to join their team.</p><p>Each year since 2012, Penske has been recognized as a <a href="https://www.gopenske.com/blog/lease/penske-recognized-as-a-2020-military-friendly-employer" target="_self">Top Military Friendly Employer</a> by G.I. Jobs Magazine and VIQTORY Media. The honor goes to military-friendly companies that demonstrate a commitment to recruiting America's veterans.<u></u><u></u></p><p>Penske has also teamed up with Veteran Recruiting and other leading employers to support the VetFriendly Jobs Initiative to hire or train 100,000 veterans by 2020.<u></u><u></u></p><p>In addition to hiring, the company is proud to partner with and support military-friendly organizations, including <a href="https://www.pensketruckrental.com/discounts/mission-able.html" target="_blank">The Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE campaign</a>, <a href="http://supportmilitaryspouses.org/" target="_blank">Support Military Spouses</a> and <a href="http://www.worldteamsports.org/" target="_blank">World T.E.A.M. Sports</a>.</p><p><em>Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics offer a range of career opportunities, including truck fleet maintenance technicians, truck drivers, fleet maintenance supervisors, operations management roles, logistics and supply chain operations roles and many others. Visit </em><a href="http://www.gopenske.com/veterans" target="_self"><em>www.GoPenske.com/veterans</em></a><em> for more information on career opportunities.</em></p><p><em><em>By Chris Abruzzo</em></em></p>
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.
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.
The entire Penske organization congratulates Roger S. Penske on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Mr. Penske received the award from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony held yesterday in the Oval Office.
The last leg of the electronic logging mandate occurs in December, and all fleets that are required to keep records of duty service will need to have electronic logging devices (ELD) installed in their trucks. Many fleets have already made the transition, but those that haven’t should act now.
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.
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.
American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market, today announced a collaboration with Penske Truck Leasing to test electric trucks in the Southern California market. The partnership will consist of a three-month electric vehicle pilot at ATD’s Santa Fe Springs location.