Penske Truck Leasing, a division of Bloomfield Township-based Penske Corp., today announced the launch of its new connected fleet solutions. Using a proprietary, device-neutral data platform, the company can now connect its systems with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.
"We're very pleased to begin formally offering connected fleet solutions to customers," says 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."
Penske's connected fleet solutions also enable faster roadside assistance, call triage, and improved vehicle maintenance through remote diagnostics, location data, and big data analytics. The remote diagnostics capability is currently in use at Penske's in-house 24/7 roadside assistance call center. The company is using its connected fleet solutions platform with more than 20,000 vehicles in its truck rental and logistics fleets and is adding customer vehicles daily.
Representatives from Penske Truck Leasing will be demonstrating the new connected fleet solutions during the National Private Truck Council's annual Education Management Conference and Exposition held in Cincinnati from April 30 – May 2.
Penske Truck Leasing Co. is a global transportation services provider operating more than 240,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions.