Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force May 17-19 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck. This year’s focus is on wheel ends.

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Military spouses navigate the intersection of keeping their families strong and supporting active duty loved ones whose military service helps to keep the country safe.

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Construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining the health of the nation’s highways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers and road workers alike.

New speed limits, traffic patterns and rights of way, as well as worker and vehicle movement, can all impact work zone safety, putting drivers and workers at risk.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has designated April 11-15 as National Work Zone Awareness Week to bring attention to work zone safety. This year’s theme is “Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down."

Preparation begins before sliding into the driver’s seat. The FHWA encourages drivers to research your route before you set out to your destination. Whenever possible, drivers are encouraged to avoid work zones and use available detours.

When traveling through a work zone, the FHWA encourages drivers to keep the following in mind:

  • Pay attention to work zone signs that indicate reduced speeds, lane changes and other important information.
  • Avoid distractions, including eating and drinking, cellphones, radio, GPS and other passengers.
  • Slow down when entering a work zone and keep an eye out for road workers. Lane closures, traffic patterns and reduced speeds are common in work zones.
  • Move into the open lane as soon as possible.
  • Be mindful of vehicles around you that could be in your blind spot and be careful not to travel in another driver’s blind spot.
  • Keep your distance. Rear-end crashes are common in work zones. Maintain extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

In addition, the FHWA has these suggestions when driving large trucks in work zones:.

  • Take advantage of your driving height and anticipate braking situations.
  • Be prepared to slow down or stop suddenly in a work zone.
  • Get into the correct lane well in advance of lane closures.
  • Be cautious of motorists racing to get ahead of you in merged areas.
  • Be aware of your “No-Zone” areas where crashes are more likely to occur.

For more information on work zone safety, visit the FHWA website.

By “Move Ahead” Staff

“Black History Month is important to me because it celebrates and recognizes the huge contributions that Black women and men have made and how we continue to shape society today,” Nita Rodney, Branch Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.

Nita Rodney, Branch Rental Manager

“Black History Month is a month where we are able to celebrate our achievements – not only for us but for other people to learn where we came from and our history,” Sherina Fillus, Assistant Rental Manager, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is important to me because it helps me think about our previous leaders. That inspires me to strive forward and to set an example for new and future leaders,” Jonathan Jubilee, Branch Manager, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

Jonathan Jubilee

“Black History Month means honoring the challenges so many African Americans faced, educating society on the challenges they still face and celebrating the challenges they’ve overcome. It also encourages me to reflect on my life and the opportunities that I have earned as the result of so many leaders before me fighting for what is right for all people,” Carlos Love, Assistant District Manager, MI – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is important because it gives us a chance to reflect on our past accomplishments and also it gives us inspiration to move our communities forward,” Jermaine Johnson, Lease Sales Representative, TN – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is American history! It is important to learn, appreciate, and acknowledge our contributions to science, textiles, Civil Rights, politics, medicine and so much more! Knowing what we were capable of in our past empowers us to know how we can shape the future of humanity,” Kim Hamilton Lee, District Rental Manager, VA – Penske Truck Leasing.

Kim Hamilton Lee, District Rental Manager

“Black History Month is a reflection of the strength of our people. We’ve been through a million things and we happened to prevail,” Annabelle Weir, Maintenance Coordinator, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is about recognizing our history: the pain, the barriers, but also the accomplishments. It’s a chance to look back and see how far we’ve come. Black History Month is about more than a history of pain, slavery and limitations. It’s also about highlighting the Black trailblazers, inventors and entrepreneurs. As we evolve and heal, it is also important, especially for our youth, to celebrate Black achievements and Black excellence. It’s crucial for them to see Black role models that are successful in roles that they generally don’t see in mainstream media like finance, real estate, entrepreneurship, trades and more,” Gilles Makanda, Recruiter, ON – Penske Truck Leasing.

Gilles Makanda, Recruiter

“Black History Month is so important to me is because it’s an opportunity to celebrate people who helped shape society – especially Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month,” Motaz Gerais, Area Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.

Motaz Gerais, Area Rental Manager

“Black History Month is important to me because it’s about unity: the coming together of our groups of people to enjoy each other, appreciate our history and respect ourselves,” James “JR” Houston, Management Trainee, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is very important to me because it pays tribute to the unimaginable sacrifices my ancestors took so people like myself will be treated equally with honor and respect,” Justin N. North, Manager – Consumer Operations, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

Justin N. North, Manager – Consumer Operations

“Black History Month is specifically important to me because we’re able to learn so much in-depth information about our backgrounds and our culture. We’re also able to celebrate the contributions of Black history to American history,” Heidi Henville, Manager – Consumer Operations, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

Heidi Henville, Manager – Consumer Operations

“Black history is important to me because it is the cornerstone of society: it is at the edge of making history and being history,” Reshard Young, Diesel Tech III, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

“In order for me to be where I’m at today in my career in and in my life, a lot of people had to make sacrifices. It is important to me to set a month aside to champion some of these people and their achievements as well as to show my gratitude and respect,” Brandon Rose, Assistant District Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.

“I am mixed, but I have always had to embrace my Black side a little tighter despite being 65% Irish. Being mixed, I felt like I had to try a little harder, run a little faster, focus more consistently and be a little bolder. To celebrate my Blackness, my fierceness and my resilience, I always watch The Color Purple with my mom and The Frog Princess with my daughter. I read My Friend Martin with my kids and show them pictures from when we used to go on equality marches. My stepfather was a (white) activist; he tells the stories of standing up for justice. We celebrate our culture year-round. We eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve (for luck) and enjoy community bonding on Sundays. Even though February is Black History Month, I live it and celebrate it daily,” Erica Starks, Management Trainee, IL – Penske Truck Leasing.

Erica Starks, Management Trainee

On Thursday, Team Penske and long-time partner Freightliner, part of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), made history by using the pre-production, fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck to pull a full-sized Team Penske racecar hauler to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of this weekend’s Clash event.

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Catalytic converter theft has skyrocketed in recent months as organized groups of thieves continue to illegally cut these devices out of cars, SUVs, and rental trucks at an increasingly alarming rate.

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As a child, Michael Kegerise marveled as adults recalled his family's legacy of military service, which predated the Civil War.

"I always knew I would regret not serving in the military, so I enlisted while in college," said Kegerise, enterprise facility services project engineer at Penske's corporate office in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Paving the way in innovative transportation and logistics solutions, Penske Logistics has been selected as a 2021 Top Trucker by Inbound Logistics.

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Breast cancer awareness and early detection will take center stage today at Penske locations across the globe as more than 25,000 associates take part in the seventh annual Penske Pink Out.

The associate-led event, which began in 2015 in the U.S. with 200 associates, has grown to locations across Penske's international footprint. Associates in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, and The Netherlands are taking part.

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As businesses adjust to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, building and maintaining strong relationships with customers has never been more vital.

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Cheryl Emery, Director – Field Human Resources for the Central Region, Penske Logistics, has been named one of 2021's Top Ten Women in Logistics by Global Trade Magazine. A rich fount of knowledge and diverse experience, Cheryl's impact on the company is far-reaching. Jeff Stoicheff, Senior Vice President of HR, Penske Logistics, says the following of her work and recognition:

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LeAnne Coulter, vice president of freight management for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives who set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company's supply chain network.

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Powered industrial trucks – such as clamp trucks, electric power jacks and forklifts, play a central role in helping to move millions of pounds of freight each year across the global supply chain.

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Warehouse associates play a vital role in ensuring necessary goods are stocked for businesses and consumers around the world. These goods range from important medical equipment to groceries, and even everyday things we may take for granted, like office supplies and sporting goods.

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Some of society's most vulnerable, already facing the challenges of a hard life, are often exploited by human traffickers who force their victims into a cycle of physical and sexual abuse.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive has launched a new award designed specifically for women leaders in the supply chain industry and Penske Logistics' own Stacy Schlachter, vice president of sales and enterprise accounts, is included on the inaugural list.

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Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force from Sept. 9 to 11 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck.

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With just a month before the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the spotlight is on preparation. Take steps now to help keep yourself and your property safe.

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In light of recent events regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to take a moment to share what we are doing to protect you during your next visit to a Penske facility. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities.

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