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  • B.C. technician among Penske Showdown finishers

    January 15, 2020 1:42PM by Truck News

    READING, Penn. – A technician from Burnaby, B.C., is among the top five finishers of the inaugural Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown competition, the company said Wednesday. Mark Parisotto and the four others were chosen from about 1,300 technicians, who

  • Penske Truck Leasing turns 50

    December 2, 2019 7:09AM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. – Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion Pennsylvania’s State Senate declared Dec. 1 Penske Truck Leasing Day. Roger Penske created the company in 1969 through the acquisition of a car and

  • Penske Truck Leasing expands electric fleet

    October 2, 2019 10:57AM by Truck News

    READING, Penn. — Penske Truck Leasing is expanding its electric vehicle fleet with the addition of the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor T2E, the U.S. transportation services provider announced Wednesday. The vehicle is designed for trailer-handling operations in truck yards,

  • News Technology

    Penske opens first electric truck-specific high-speed charging stations

    April 25, 2019 10:03AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Penske Truck Leasing has opened high-speed commercial truck chargers at four of its Southern California facilities, and plans to add more. The company has opened 14 high-speed chargers, and will add six more in the near

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 4:24PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

  • News Equipment

    Penske does a million voice-directed inspections

    May 17, 2018 9:14AM by Truck News

    READING, Penn. – Penske Truck Leasing says it has completed a million voice-directed preventive maintenance inspections. It is part of Penske’s recently deployed paperless technology. “Our new approach to a voice-guided preventive maintenance process is exceeding our expectations for shop

  • Penske offers new connected fleet solutions

    April 17, 2017 1:36PM by Truck News

    READING, Pa. – Today (April 17), Penske Truck Leasing announced its new fleet solutions, which connects its systems with nearly any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider. “We’re very pleased to begin formally offering connected fleet solutions to

  • No job too large

    July 23, 2014 2:50PM by James Menzies

    Penske’s Lloyd De Merchant has been named Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year


    July 7, 2014 12:06PM by James Menzies

    I heard a term at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings several years cited by truck maintenance guru Darry Stuart, which really stuck with me. He was promoting the MBWA: Management by Walking Around. Fleet maintenance managers shouldn’t be holed

  • Feature Equipment


    June 24, 2014 1:05PM by James Menzies

    I spent a good part of this morning interviewing Lloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager, Eastern Canada, with Penske, who was recently named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year. Lloyd oversees 8,000 pieces of equipment across

  • Navigating the leasing landscape

    June 9, 2014 2:20PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Two trucking companies speak about their approaches to leasing , while those in the business give advice about how to pick the best leasing partner.