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Penske opens high-speed commercial electric truck chargers in California

Penske Truck Leasing has opened commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California.

How will electric trucks impact your service operation?

One of the biggest potential operational efficiency gain bullet points when OEMs and suppliers talk about electric trucks is the potential for less maintenance compared to diesel trucks. In theory, it might be true. Eliminate the diesel engine and a good amount of service headaches are gone. No oil changes to tackle, coolant leaks to

DTNA Pres., CEO Roger Nielsen stops talking about truck technology ‘What if’ and starts talking about ‘What is’

Had Roger Nielsen been holding a microphone, he might as well have dropped it at the end of his presentation. Instead, he’s wired up with one of those hands-free, barely-there microphones that live on a TED Talk stage, which is fitting because the bevy of announcements that Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) president and chief

Penske Truck Leasing adds Fuso eCanter electric trucks to its fleet

Penske Truck Leasing is adding four Fuso eCanter battery-electric work trucks to its fleets. Penske will initially take delivery of four Fuso eCanter battery-electric work trucks for use in California. The company has also partnered with Fuso’s parent company, Daimler Trucks North America, to test other electric vehicles including the Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia. “We’re pleased

Daimler Trucks North America delivers its first electric commercial truck to Penske Truck Leasing

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018. This delivery, made on Dec. 20, 2018, marks a key milestone in the real-world application of battery-electric

Penske is turning its service centers into heavy-duty shops of the future

A bright yellow Volvo VNL sporting the signature two-tone blue lines running down its doors pulled into an open bay at Penske Truck Leasing in Brook Park, Ohio. A technician grabbed a headset attached to a device that clipped to his belt and started up Penske’s preventative maintenance protocol. “To start work, say, ‘Ready.’” The

The impact of service technology on the technician

Like all things in the trucking world, technology is rapidly advancing new solutions. Change is constant, and who doesn’t love change? I can see you grimacing at the word, but there are big gains to be had if you embrace change and work through the transition pain points of a new process. This can be

Finding benefits in leasing and outsourced truck maintenance services

Uptime is always driven by a strong maintenance program, notes Steve Zaborowski, senior vice president at XTRA Lease. “Our customers need to manage trucks, freight and drivers, so we’re focused on providing different types of services to keep them up and running,” he says. “Especially as we add trailers to our fleet, that means being

Penske Truck Leasing joins CharIN alliance

Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types. Penske says it will focus its attention on helping to promote electric vehicle charging standards for commercial vehicles in North America by

Watch: Penske Truck Leasing’s voice-assisted service tool in action

Penske Truck Leasing recently announced it had successfully completed its 1 millionth voice-directed preventive maintenance inspection using its paperless technology. The system provides voice prompts via a headset to direct maintenance technicians through a preventive maintenance (PM) inspection. While you can read more about it in the July issue of Fleet Equipment (click here to read

Penske brings voice-assisted solutions to the service bay

It’s not uncommon these days to speak to electronic devices to complete daily tasks. We can ask Google Assistant to make our grocery list, Amazon’s Alexa to play our favorite song and Apple’s Siri to tell us the weather forecast. What if the same kind of system could walk technicians through a preventative maintenance program

Daimler Trucks North America announces Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet partners

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Penske Truck Leasing and NFI have agreed to partner in operating the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks. The move is the next phase of a co-creation process that DTNA is utilizing to actively involve customers in the development of commercial