Penske Truck Rental and uShip Team Up for Specialized Moving Shipments
READING, Pa., August 1, 2014 – Penske Truck Rental has teamed up with uShip to provide do-it-yourself movers with a strong network to affordably ship items such as large cars, boats, motorcycles and other types of special care freight. Penske customers can save up to 50 percent via PenskeTruckRental.com.
“Our customers require this type of service to transport hard-to-ship items to their new homes,” said Don Mikes, Senior Vice President of Rental for Penske Truck Leasing.
uShip offers an easy, affordable online solution to moving these items by connecting movers with a network of over 300,000 customer-rated, expert carriers and brokers.
“Our lives -- and possessions -- don't always fit in one truck, no matter what size you order,” said Phil Strohl, uShip Vice President of Business Development. “That's where uShip can help by connecting Penske customers with price quotes from specialty carriers in the uShip network.”
Penske Truck Rental is a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest moving truck rental fleets, Penske provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable rental trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories.
uShip is the global transport marketplace that's reinventing logistics. By moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, it brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to the traditionally inefficient shipping industry. Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip freight exchange seamlessly connects shipping customers – from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers – with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market and auction-based transactions. Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents. It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on “Shipping Wars,” A&E's real-life series broadcast worldwide. For more information, visit www.uShip.com
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's products and services please visit GoPenske.com and our "Move Ahead" blog. Penske Truck Rental on social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.