New App Helps Truck Drivers Stay Connected, Compliant and Informed

READING, Pa., Nov. 20, 2017 – Penske Truck Leasing today released the Penske Driver™ app – the truck rental and leasing industry’s first fully integrated, custom app that provides truck drivers with easy Hours of Service (HOS) functionality to meet the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and other productivity tools. Penske Truck Leasing is providing the Penske Driver app and its Hours of Service (HOS) solution free to its commercial customers. In addition to the new app, Penske continues to allow drivers and fleets to use their own portable ELD systems within its rental vehicles.

Designed to comply with Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for Penske commercial customers who rent trucks, the Penske Driver app is available for Android and iOS/Apple devices. The Penske Driver app quickly and easily connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks. The app is then integrally synchronized to meet ELD mandate requirements, and it remains connected to ensure the driver is always in compliance. Activating the app is easy with assistance from Penske’s rental associates. The innovative app was custom built by Penske based on extensive customer and driver research and is supported 24/7 by Penske’s in-house staff.

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"As we announced in April, we have been working on a solution for our rental fleet related to hours of service. Connecting fleets means connecting drivers and providing them with the valuable tools they need to make their jobs easier," explained Sherry Sanger, Penske's senior vice president of marketing. "We continue to make advancements in our connected fleet solutions platform. Providing drivers the ability to easily log hours of service and stay compliant via a user-friendly and comprehensive app was the logical next step. Drivers are the backbone for our commercial customers, and we want to help them stay connected, compliant and informed."

The Penske Driver app enables truck drivers to:

  • Easily log Hours of Service (HOS) in Penske rental vehicles and comply with the ELD mandate.
  • Quickly locate Penske Truck Leasing service, rental and fuel locations as well as other locations, including truck stops, CNG stations and public scales.
  • Access essential vehicle information, including full visibility into a vehicle’s recent service history.
  • Digitally submit fuel receipts with a simple form and receipt photo, virtually eliminating paperwork.

The new Penske Driver app is a companion to the Penske Fleet™ app for fleet managers, launched earlier this year. Enhancements and upgrades to the Penske Driver app are already slated for early 2018. The Penske Driver app and Penske Fleet™ app are both available for immediate free download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, GE Capital Holdings and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 260,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia 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. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more. Penske Truck Leasing social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

READING, Pa. - January 18, 2017 — Penske Truck Leasing announces the opening of its new facility in Amarillo, Texas, offering full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

The building at 2004 S. Bolton Street in Amarillo features two service bays, a truck wash bay and a fuel island including diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) pumps for fast and efficient service. The 9,900-square-foot facility is on a 5.5-acre tract of land.

"We are pleased to expand farther into the northern part of Texas with this state-of-the-art facility in an area that serves as a major hub of trucking activity," said Chip Jensen, senior vice president for Penske's south central region. "Our new Amarillo facility will provide a convenient location for our customers. It is along Interstate 40, a major corridor for trucks traveling from California, Arizona and New Mexico."

To contact the truck rental department, please call 806-731-8790. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The service department phone number is 806-731-8792. Hours are: Monday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, GE Capital Holdings and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 240,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia 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. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more. Penske Truck Leasing social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

READING, Pa. - Jan. 16, 2017 Penske Truck Rental today announced it is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

"These added vehicle features underscore our commitment to over-the-road safety for our commercial truck rental customers and their drivers," said Don Mikes, senior vice president of rental at Penske. "These systems can help commercial drivers avoid collisions and the braking system provides additional stopping power when needed."

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo and Navistar with the new spec. The 2018 model year units are set to begin going into service and will be available for rental starting as early as February. Additional rental units with this increased safety spec will continue to come into service as Penske's fleet is replenished.

"We continue to introduce and test the various safety platforms available within our truck rental fleet from a variety of manufacturers," said Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning. "By using the commercially available safety platforms in our rental fleet, we are best able to help guide our full-service truck leasing customers when evaluating these systems with road-tested performance in real-world conditions."

With one of the newest rental truck fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides businesses with sleeper and day cab semi-tractors, straight trucks, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, trailers and more. Penske rents the top brands of light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial vehicles including: Ford, GMC, Hino, Isuzu, Freightliner, International and Volvo. Penske also offers do-it-yourself movers well-maintained rental trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies, and accessories. Penske Truck Rental is one of the premier commercial truck rental providers in the industry operating a fleet of more than 60,000 units. Call 1-844-906-3404 to rent a commercial truck.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 240,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia 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. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more. Penske Truck Leasing social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.