Penske making collision avoidance, air disc brakes standard in rental fleet

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Updated Jan 18, 2017

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Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes standard on all its rental fleet commercial tractors.

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo and Navistar with the new spec with 2018 model year units set to begin going into service as early as February.

Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske, says additional rental units with this increased safety spec will continue to come into service as the company’s fleet is replenished.

“We continue to introduce and test the various safety platforms available within our truck rental fleet from a variety of manufacturers,” he says. “By using the commercially available safety platforms in our rental fleet, we are best able to help guide our full-service truck leasing customers when evaluating these systems with road-tested performance in real-world conditions.”