Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, and Mitsui & Co. Headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, the company was founded by Team Penske owner Roger Penske on December 1, 1969. The firm serves customers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; among its services are full-service commercial truck leasing, truck fleet maintenance, truck rentals, and used truck sales. The company currently employs more than 36,000 workers worldwide and operates and maintains a fleet of more than 300,000 vehicles. Brian Hard is the president and CEO of the company.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Joint Venture
IndustryRentals
FoundedDecember 1, 1969; 50 years ago (1969-12-01)
HeadquartersReading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people
Roger Penske (Founder & Chairman)
Brian Hard (President & CEO)
ProductsTruck rentals and leasing, fleet maintenance, logistics, used truck sales
RevenueUS$8.4 billion
Number of employees
36,000
ParentPenske Corporation (70%)
Mitsui & Co (30%)
Websitewww.gopenske.com

Of note, Penske Truck Leasing has been investing in and expanding its fleet of commercial electric trucks[1] and adding electric truck charging stations infrastructure to its locations.[2]

In September 2017, General Electric sold the last of its stake in Penske for $674 million. The 15.5% stake was purchased by Penske and a subsidiary of Mitsui.[3]

Subsidiaries and unitsEdit

Penske Truck RentalEdit

 
Penske truck with loading ramp down

Penske Truck Rental is an operating unit of Penske Truck Leasing that has more than 2,500 consumer truck rental locations across the United States and Canada. Penske rents commercial semi-trucks, straight trucks and semi-trailers to businesses that haul freight. Its truck rental fleet has more than 85,000 units. In addition, the business unit also rents trucks ranging from 12 feet in length to 26 feet in length to consumers for do-it-yourself moves that are either local moves or one-way moves. Penske's commercial and consumer rental vehicles are typically branded bright yellow with black lettering and blue stripes.[4]

Penske LogisticsEdit

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing that has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services such as dedicated carriage, distribution center management, transportation management, lead logistics, supply chain consulting, and freight brokerage services. Penske Logistics had 2018 revenues of $2.3 billion and is ranked among the top 20 for-hire trucking companies by industry publication Transport Topics.[5] This subsidiary is also headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. Marc Althen is the president of Penske Logistics.[6]

Penske Logistics made two notable acquisitions in the last few years including that of Transfreight North America from Mitsui [7] in 2015 and the acquisition of Greensboro, N.C.-based EPES Transport Systems in 2018.[8] Both acquisitions were private transactions.

Of note, Penske Logistics completed construction and opened a 606,000-square-foot refrigerated regional distribution center in Romulus, Michigan in June 2019.[9]

Penske Used TrucksEdit

Penske Used Trucks is an operating unit of Penske Truck Leasing that sells off-lease trucks, semi-trucks, trailers, and other trucking-related equipment directly to businesses and to the used truck wholesale marketplace. This unit sells semi-tractors, semi-trailers, straight trucks, and other equipment for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty transportation applications.[10]

SponsorshipEdit

In the 2009 IndyCar Series, Will Power drove four races for Team Penske with Penske Truck Leasing sponsorship. Teammate Hélio Castroneves had Penske Truck Leasing sponsorship for three races in 2011 and seven races in 2012. Simon Pagenaud carried Penske Truck Leasing sponsorship for eight races in the 2015 IndyCar Series.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Russ. "Penske starts running Freightliner electric trucks in California – hoping someday they'll make economic sense". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  2. ^ "Penske debuts fast charging stations for electric delivery trucks". Engadget. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  3. ^ Cara Lombardo (September 7, 2017). "GE Sells Penske Truck Leasing Stake for $674 Million". Wall Street Journal. New York City, New York, United States. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Penske Truck Leasing Debuts First National B-to-B Campaign". adage.com. 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  5. ^ "2019 Top 100 | Penske Logistics". Transport Topics. June 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "Penske Logistics - Logistics Planner Profiles - Inbound Logistics". www.inboundlogistics.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  7. ^ "Penske Logistics to Acquire Transfreight North America". Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  8. ^ "Penske Logistics acquires Greensboro-based trucking firm". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  9. ^ "Penske Logistics opens 606,000-square-foot food distribution warehouse in Romulus for Kroger". Crain's Detroit Business. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  10. ^ "Penske Used Trucks Doubles Dealer Locations". Transport Topics. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2018-08-02.

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