For the past 17 years, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its yearly report on the top issues facing the transportation industry.

The annual report is based on ATRI's vigorous surveying system, a cumulation of responses from truck drivers, motor carriers and other industry stakeholders. Each respondent ranks their top three concerns from a list of 30 pre-determined topics – along with their top three preferred approaches to address each main issue head on.

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Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new full-service location in West Fargo, North Dakota, located at 830 7th Street NE. The facility is 14,520-square-feet and is located on 4.3 acres. It has three truck service bays, wash bay and a self-service fuel island. This Penske location provides easy access to both I-94 and I-29.

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Penske Truck Leasing has extended their contract with Bridgestone Americas, to test, develop and deploy Bridgestone advanced fleet technology and mobility solutions. As part of the agreement, Penske will also remain a preferred customer of Bridgestone commercial tires and Bandag retread tires.

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Penske Truck Leasing recently held a dedication ceremony at Lincoln Tech in Columbia, Maryland, as the company branded a 1,000-square-foot multipurpose classroom at the school. The space will mainly be utilized during Lincoln's Driving Your Performance course, which introduces students to various topics such as vehicle and engine systems, industry certifications and career opportunities in the industry.

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Penske Truck Leasing has constructed a new state-of-the-art facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Located at 1300 John Burgess Drive, it is the third full-service company location in the Fort Worth area. Penske now has a total of 16 locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

This structure offers consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance. It is also outfitted with the company's proprietary fully digital and voice-directed preventive maintenance process and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, onboard cameras, etc.).

"We invested in this third local location to support our growing customer base in the southern part of the Fort Worth market," explained Chris Anderholm, senior vice president for Penske Truck Leasing's south central region. "We are very pleased to be a part of the business park expansion which allows Penske to better serve large customers in the delivery and food and beverage sectors, and to help them meet their customer's needs."

The location is 23,470-square-feet and sits on 12.5 acres. It has five truck service bays, an automated wash bay and a full-service fuel island.

By "Move Ahead" Staff

Penske Truck Leasing has ushered in the next generation of truck maintenance technician training using augmented reality to instruct a portion of its workforce virtually. The company is employing a state-of-the-art interactive classroom concept already in practice by Design Interactive, an Orlando, Florida-based human factors engineering firm, whose clients include the U.S. military, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Fortune 500 corporations.

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Penske Truck Leasing has debuted a facility in Romulus, Michigan, near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. With an address of 37750 Northline Road, the location offers full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

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Penske Truck Leasing will be a Platinum Sponsor and exhibitor at the upcoming National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, June 13-15 in Cincinnati. The company will also host the First Timers' Orientation Breakfast and Sunday Exhibit Hall Reception.

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Since opening a gleaming new Dallas facility last June (pictured above), Penske Truck Leasing has experienced success with growing its business operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, market. It is ideally situated near Interstate 20 and Interstate 45.

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Penske Truck Leasing customers operating fleets in Canada, or crossing into Canada from the United States, need to be aware that the country will begin a soft enforcement of its electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on June 12. Motor carriers are expected to have ELDs installed and switch from paper daily logs.

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Rick Swanson, a Penske Truck Leasing branch service manager, was recently given the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for his work with a Penske associate serving in the military. Swanson, who works in Lakewood, Washington, was honored for his support of Gerrit Sluyter, a Penske technician 3 and a reserve lance corporal in the U.S. Marines Corps.

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Penske Truck Leasing has built a new state-of-the-art facility in Selma, Texas. The new location will allow the transportation company to better service its existing customer base in the area and also provide capacity to serve new customers.

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Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance facility near one of the busiest ports of entry in the United States. Penske's newest location at 8710 Avenida de la Fuente in San Diego is located approximately one mile from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

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Penske Truck Leasing has officially opened for business at its new facility in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Located at 1305 W Grantham St. in Goldsboro, the new location will offer consumer and commercial truck rental in addition to full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance.

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