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Penske speaks out on maintenance issues

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Penske trucksPenske Truck Leasing has implemented a new voice-directed digital maintenance system for its North American fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles.

The move will help it improve accuracy and consistency, reduce paperwork and ensure regulatory compliance, according to the Pennsylvania-based third-party logistics provider.

The new approach also allows it to care for and maintain “the increasingly complex vehicles on the market today, and the emerging vehicle technologies that will be part of the trucking industry in only a few years,” said Gregg Mangione, senior vice-president of maintenance at Penske Truck Leasing.

The system includes the use of rugged tablet devices by maintenance technicians and has been designed to be used across hundreds of locations by thousands of users, the company said.

Penske has an established proprietary preventative maintenance process which includes tailored inspections for a specific vehicle’s age, specifications and technologies. “With this solution, workers make fewer errors, have higher job satisfaction rates and are more productive,” said Taylor Smith, president of software provider Honeywell’s workflow solutions business.