Penske Truck Leasing, a division of Bloomfield Township-based Penske Corp., today announced the company’s first fully integrated custom application that provides truck drivers with Hours of Service (HOS) functionality to meet a federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.
The app, which provides other productivity tools at no cost to customers, allows drivers and fleets to use their own portable ELD systems within rental vehicles.
Designed to comply with HOS regulations for Penske commercial customers who rent trucks, the Penske Driver app is available for Android and iOS Apple devices and connects to Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks.
The app is then synchronized to meet ELD mandate requirements and remain connected to ensure the driver is always in compliance. The Penske Driver app was based on customer and driver research, and is supported by Penske’s in-house staff.
“As we announced in April, we have been working on a solution for our rental fleet related to hours of service. Connecting fleets means connecting drivers and providing them with the valuable tools they need to make their jobs easier,” says Sherry Sanger, Penske’s senior vice president of marketing. “We continue to make advancements in our connected fleet solutions platform, providing drivers the ability to easily log hours of service and stay compliant via a user-friendly and comprehensive app was the logical next step.”
The Penske Driver app allows users to:
- Log HOS in Penske rental vehicles and comply with the ELD mandate.
- Locate Penske Truck Leasing service, rental, and fuel locations and truck stops, CNG stations, and public scales.
- Access vehicle information including full visibility into its recent service history.
- Digitally submit fuel receipts with a form and receipt photo.
The Penske Driver app and Penske Fleet app are both available at no cost at the Apple App Store and Google Play.