Thriving carrier partners with Penske to make sure that drivers are operating the safest trucks on the road

Safe equipment saves lives -- That's why this carrier goes the extra mile to make sure their trucks are in top shape.

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One of the nation’s largest locally-owned trucking companies has formed an innovative partnership with Penske to cut down on time-consuming breakdowns and keep drivers moving in the safest equipment possible. 

Las Cruces, New Mexico-based trucking company Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) is proving their commitment to safety by making sure that all company drivers are operating equipment that meets and exceeds safety standards — while at the same time helping drivers keep the wheels moving to maximize their earnings.

Penske Keeps MVT Drivers Moving Through Fleet Maintenance

One of the core principles powering MVT is a commitment to providing the most efficient, safe, and reliable transportation services possible — which is no small feat when you’re operating a fleet of nearly 1700 trucks and 6000 trailers.

In the company’s quest to provide maximum safety and efficiency, they’ve partnered with Penske for on-site preventative fleet maintenance. Each day, skilled technicians overseen by Penske provide rigorous attention to each piece of MVT equipment to make sure that it meets the highest safety and compliance standards. Allowing Penske to spearhead shop operations increases overall company efficiency and reduces costs to MVT while at the same time making sure that MVT drivers are operating the safest trucks on the road.

Replacement Trucks Help Get Drivers Back on the Road Fast

Breakdowns still happen on occasion, but through MVT’s partnership with Penske, driver downtime is drastically reduced. Thanks to the access to 24/7 roadside assistance and to Penske’s fleet of trucks, MVT drivers experience fewer interruptions to their driving day. MVT drivers who run into a major mechanical issue are provided with a replacement truck through Penske, allowing them to keep moving to get the load to its destination safely and on time. Because Penske operates more than 750 locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, they’re able to provide fast help for drivers who encounter an unexpected breakdown while out on the road.

Maintaining high safety standards is a big task, but company leaders say that the work is worth it to protect their most valuable assets — their drivers.

In the video below, MVT President and CEO Royal Jones goes into detail about how he was able to leverage the partnership with Penske to grow his company.

MVT has been in operation since 1982 and specializes in transporting time-sensitive freight. The company operates terminals in El Paso, Nashville, Denver, Laredo, Nogales, and Portland. If you’d like to join the MVT team as a regional driver, OTR driver, team driver, or local driver, click here to get started.

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