Penske Earns Truck Fleet Maintenance Training Excellence Award

READING, Pa., Dec. 3, 2013Penske Truck Leasing is a recipient of the 2013 National Excellence in Training Award by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). One of seven companies to earn this honor, Penske was lauded for its heavy-duty and medium-duty truck preventive maintenance (PM) certification program for the 5,500 maintenance technicians and customer service representatives it employs across North America.

“This new comprehensive curriculum helps drive our vision of an industry-leading maintenance workforce, and we thank ATMC for recognizing our successful efforts,” stated Bill Jacobelli, Senior Vice President of Maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing. “When we're able to complete high-quality PMs consistently, we are better able to support our truck leasing, truck rental and contract maintenance customers and increase vehicle uptime.”

Penske was formally honored at the Annual ATMC Industry Week reception on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas.

“Judged by a panel of ATMC training professionals, the Penske program and six others were selected from among numerous submissions for their ability to meet training objectives in a highly effective and innovative manner,” said Dave Milne, ATMC President. “Congratulations to these deserving companies and the personnel who contributed to the development and administration of these programs.”

ATMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of training and professional development within the auto and truck service industry.

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 and our "Move Ahead" blog. Connect with Penske on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.