Beacon Building Products

Fleet Insight saves time and Penske Driver helps with compliance

Beacon Building Products

Beacon Building Products is a leading provider of commercial and residential roofing, siding, windows, decking, insulation, specialty lumber, waterproofing, and air barrier systems to the North American building industry.

Penske partnered with Beacon Building Products, which has more than 90 branch locations, to provide rental vehicles as well as maintenance services for more than 9,000 of Beacon's units.

Fleet InsightTM

Rheman Pollone, Director of Fleet Management – Interior Products Division, manages a fleet of more than 500 power units and more than 1,600 units in their warehouses, all using Penske services.

Chief among them is Fleet Insight, a secure website designed to streamline fleet information and customize data and reports leading to greater fleet visibility and smarter fleet decisions.

Pollone uses Fleet Insight for reporting, unit auditing and checking on invoicing. "One of the best features is the search feature in invoicing. It allows me to easily find the information I need," Pollone said. "We also use this information for internal chargebacks and accounting."

Additionally, Pollone appreciates Fleet Insight's time-saving aspects that extend across his organization.

"Fleet Insight saves me time because I can look up a unit in less than a minute versus calling each branch location and getting them to pull reports," Pollone said.

Pollone likes how he can go into Fleet Insight and filter by branch and by type (Lease, Contract Maintenance, etc.) to organize the data based on the insights he is looking for and any reporting needs.

At each local branch, a Super Admin is appointed for Fleet Insight with responsibility for setting up the local branches and providing access to key associates within their group.

Pollone educated the branches on how to use the "request service" feature in Fleet Insight when a unit requires service. Fleet Insight provides the most visibility and access to each unit's service history, documents on last PM and open repairs. Additionally, they can easily access copies of all inspection reports and track any needed repairs.

Penske DriverTM App

Drivers also benefit by using the Penske Driver app. Using the app, drivers can log Hours of Service (HOS) in Penske rental trucks, as well as submit 24/7 roadside assistance requests, submit fuel receipts electronically and find service, parking, rental, leasing and fueling locations.