Penske Truck Leasing has released its Penske Driver app, which delivers electronic hours of service functionality to meet the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate among other productivity tools. Penske is providing the app free to its commercial customers. In addition to the new app, Penske continues to allow drivers and fleets to use their own portable ELD systems within its rental vehicles.
The Penske Driver app is available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices. The app connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks to integrally synchronize with the truck’s engine, meeting ELD mandate requirements. Activating the app, custom-built by Penske based on extensive customer and driver research, is simple, the company says, with assistance from Penske’s rental associates. The service is supports 24/7 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,” said Sherry Sanger, Penske’s marketing senior vice president. “Connecting fleets means connecting drivers and providing them with the valuable tools they need to make their jobs easier.”
In addition to logging hours, the Penske Driver app also enables truck drivers to locate Penske Truck Leasing service, rental and fuel locations as well as other locations, including truck stops, CNG stations and public scales. Driver can likewise access essential vehicle information, including full visibility into a vehicle’s recent service history, and digitally submit fuel receipts with a simple form and receipt photo, virtually eliminating paperwork.
A companion app in the Penske Fleet app for fleet managers launched earlier this year. Enhancements and upgrades to the Penske Driver app are already slated for early 2018.