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Charging standards are on the way

October 17, 2018 by John Smith

Electric, electric, electric. The hoopla about electric trucks has been literally inescapable. You’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re about to take over the trucking world, but it may be quite a few years before everything is in place to […]

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Alternative Financing: Will your lender buy in to alternative fuel?

February 2, 2018 by John Smith

MONTREAL, QC — Trucks that run on alternative fuels promise to be easier on the environment, but the equipment itself can be tougher on a capital budget. Consider natural gas. It’s historically cheaper than diesel, but the trucks that use it can cost an extra $50,000 to $100,000 over the price of their conventionally fueled counterparts, depending on the spec’s.

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Penske’s ELD app

December 8, 2017 by John Smith

Penske Truck Leasing has unveiled an integrated Penske Driver app that meets the U.S. mandate for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and provides other productivity tools for those with Penske rental trucks.

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Penske rolls out ELD compliant app for rental trucks

November 21, 2017 by elizabeth

READING, PA – With less than a month to go before the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate takes effect in the United States, Penske Truck Leasing has released a new application (app) for its commercial rental customers to help them be compliant when on the road.

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Penske opens new 12,000 sq.-ft. facility

October 25, 2017 by elizabeth

DARTMOUTH, NS – Penske Truck Leasing has moved to new, larger digs in Nova Scotia.
The truck leasing company announced the opening of their new 12,000 sq.-ft. facility in Nova Scotia’s largest industrial park, situated near five 100-series highways, the Halifax airport, and port.

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Penske unveils data platform

April 17, 2017 by John Smith

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has unveiled a proprietary data platform — Penske Connected Fleet — that lets the company connect its systems to virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.

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Penske finalizes Harper Truck Centres acquisition

May 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Penske Automotive Group subsidiary, Premier Truck Group, has completed its acquisition of Harper Truck Centres, a Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Bus and Fuso commercial truck dealership group in Ontario.

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Penske forms ‘Moving Day’ marketing deal with Golf Channel

April 28, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

READING, PA – In golf, “moving day” is a common way to describe the penultimate day of a tournament, when a player must move up the leaderboard if they want to even have a chance to win on Sunday. Now, Penske has teamed up with the Golf Channel for a new #MovingDay Presented by Penske multi-platform branding campaign, which supports its full-service truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business units, and includes digital, social and on air enhancements across Golf Channel’s platforms.

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Watch a few of Penske’s latest ‘false expert’ video ads

March 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

READING, PA – Truck leasing company Penske is launching a new commercial ad campaign during U.S. basketball’s March Madness to show what happens when

people ask questions about basketball to non-experts, including psychics, philosophers and relatives.

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Truck-Lite Purchased, Penske Relinquishes Majority Interest

September 28, 2015 by sehui

FALCONER, NY – Truck-Lite Co. has announced it is being purchased by an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC and BDT Capital Partners LLC and will partner with Penske Corp. The move will allow the commercial vehicle and filtration systems provider, owned by Penske and funds affiliated with the private investment firm Kelso & Company, to relinquish its majority control, while allowing Truck-Lite to expand with new products and services, according to a news release.

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Penske Opens Two Western Canada Locations

September 10, 2015 by sehui

READING, PA — Penske Truck Leasing opened two facilities in Canada this week, one in Surrey, BC and the other in Calgary, AB.

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Penske opens used-truck dealership in Mississauga

January 22, 2015 by Allan Janssen

READING, PA – There are now six Penske commercial truck dealerships in North America. This is the first in Canada.

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Racing Powerhouse Nabs Truck Training Prize

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Penske Truck Leasing forms its own winning formula, this time for a preventative maintenance training program for heavy and medium-duty trucks rather than for car racing.

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Penske Increases Natural Gas Vehicles, Over 200 By Year End

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has announced that they will add 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to their rental fleet.

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Delicate Balance Between Supply & Demand in Trucking: Report

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOMBARD, IL – A new report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals that transportation costs were only up 3 percent in 2012 and suggests that the United States is no longer in recovery mode, saying it has reached a “new normal.”