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When drawing on telematics information for maintenance, the ultimate goal is to increase vehicle uptime by speeding up, or even preventing, repairs.

“If the vehicle is down for any type of maintenance, that means it is not delivering product,” said Gregg Mangione, executive vice president of maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing. “At their core, fleets want uptime.”

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Penske Truck Leasing has increased the size of its electric truck fleet with the addition of a pair of MT50e all-electric walk-in vans from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. Penske has delivered these trucks to customers in the healthcare field.

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Cost has been a default factor for many fleets looking to add telematics devices, but technology has become more affordable, especially for smaller operators.

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Sonepar has selected Penske Truck Leasing to provide its new light-duty electric fleet. Penske Truck Leasing is in the process of delivering nine Ford E-Transit all-electric cargo vans to support the initiative.

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Penske Truck Leasing has outgrown its original facility in Hamilton, Ontario, and opened a new consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance facility at 510 South Service Road.

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Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in DeForest, Wisconsin. Penske in DeForest will offer customers consumer and commercial truck rental in addition to full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance.

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Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in East Dundee, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The new site is in the Terra Business Park, a unique location between three Chicago area Penske branches; Rockford, Elk Grove and West Chicago.

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American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market, today announced a collaboration with Penske Truck Leasing to test electric trucks in the Southern California market. The partnership will consist of a three-month electric vehicle pilot at ATD’s Santa Fe Springs location.

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Great pay, solid benefits and a flexible schedule are just some of the things Penske technicians enjoy when working for the industry leader.

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The days and hours before a hurricane arrives are vital for making preparations, including knowing what to do in the event of an evacuation and how to remain safe once the storm hits.

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Editor’s note: This story is part of our “50 Stories of People Helping People” series. As we celebrate Penske’s 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

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Starting June 4 through June 6 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Roadcheck event. This year's Roadcheck places a special focus on enforcement of traffic law violations (e.g., speeding, unsafe lane changes, etc.) in addition to inspections. Truck drivers and fleet operators may download the free CVSA checklist.

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