Penske Truck Leasing recently held a dedication ceremony at the WyoTech campus in Laramie, Wyoming, as the company branded a diesel training classroom. The classroom will be utilized for hands-on diesel technology training, which introduces students to various training such as diagnostics, fuel and engine exhaust system, maintenance and repair, industry certifications and career opportunities in the industry.
Over the last 10 years, Penske has hired more than 280 WyoTech graduates nationally to work as technicians in its regional operations.
Diesel technicians are a key component in keeping essential supply chains moving; nearly every good consumed in the U.S. is transported by truck. The U.S. trucking industry hauls more than 70% of all transported freight. Penske works with leading technical schools, and related organizations such as SkillsUSA and the TechForce Foundation, to meet the current and future demand of technicians.
Penske Truck Leasing operates and maintains one of the industry’s largest fleets with its truck maintenance technician workforce comprising about 9,450 of the company’s 39,000-plus associates. Visit Penske’s career site: https://technician.penske.jobs to learn more about technician careers and to apply for technician openings across North America.
WyoTech, is a for-profit, technical college founded in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1966. WyoTech provides career training programs that prepare students for careers as technicians in the automotive and diesel industry with nine-month training programs that focus on hands-on experience.