Former Penske maintenance executive starts consulting firm

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Kenneth E. McKibben, former head of Maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing for more than 40 years, has announced the formation of a new transportation consultant company, Single Source Transportation Solutions. Single Source, headquartered in Reading, Pa., will evaluate fleet operations and recommend specific strategies regarding performance, safety and fleet expansion/contraction.

“Our mission is to be an essential link between fleets and manufacturers,” says McKibben, a recognized expert in maintenance, particularly involving medium- and heavy-duty trucks. “We’re a group of affiliated consultants, under one roof, providing support for manufacturers and fleets, including technical training, vehicle specifications, performance measurement and maintenance policies and procedures. Each member of Single Source has an average of 35 years experience in fleet management. We can provide expert guidance in areas of truck maintenance, component evaluation, failure analysis and fuel consumption.”

McKibben – who at Penske was responsible for the maintenance strategies and actions for more than 200,000 vehicles and relationships with more than 200 manufacturers – says Single Source already is discussing contracts with several fleet operators and manufacturers. “We’re here to provide solid guidance to fleets and evaluate products to ensure they meet high standards, thereby improving lifecycles and driving more profitability for fleet operators,” he says.