Truckers, you’re in for a treat this summer: Penske Truck Leasing, leading global transportation services provider, has two new offerings that will ease your daily operations. The products are designed to speed up roadside assistance, introduce preventative vehicle maintenance, and keep drivers informed about key details while on the road.
Connected Fleet Systems
With few exceptions, Penske Truck Leasing can now connect its systems with what they describe as “any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.”
Good for Drivers, Good for Business
“We’re very pleased to begin formally offering connected fleet solutions to customers,” said Brian Hard, president and CEO of Penske Truck Leasing. “Our unique approach makes it easy for customers to connect their vehicles and share their vehicle data with us. We’ve designed these connected fleet solutions to improve vehicle uptime, safety and compliance, and help keep customers well-informed about their vehicles.”
When roadside assistance calls become backed up, a triage process is undertaken by Penske to ensure that the most critical issues are resolved before the minor ones. With the new feature, the triage process will be faster through remote diagnostics, location providing data, and analytics applied to big data that can uncover trends and details that lead to predictive vehicle maintenance.
They’ve also released a mobile app, and it’s completely free. This app keeps users up to date on crucial fleet information, as well as locations for services and roadside assistance.
It’s especially helpful to fleet operators because it enables them to access information they need on the go. According to Sherry Sanger, Penske senior vice president of marketing, “Our app helps customers manage their vehicles easily and places the services they rely on at the tips of their fingers. Additional functionalities and capabilities will also be added to the app later this year.”
Myriad Features for the Connected Driver
The new application for mobile, Penske Fleet™, allows users to view fuel prices in real-time. This data applies nationwide to company fuel prices in local markets as well as third-party fueling locations.
A 90-day history of vehicle maintenance is included with the application, allowing drivers to keep informed about the status of the truck they are renting. Roadside assistance is also made easy with one-click assistance calls and an included status monitor.
Lastly, the mobile application allows users to search for Penske service locations, including fuel and truck rental facilities. It also includes search features for public scale locations and third-party compressed natural gas fueling stations.
Learn More About Penske Solutions
Representatives from Penske Truck Leasing will be demonstrating and available to discuss the new connected fleet solutions during the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exposition held in Cincinnati, April 30 – May 2.