Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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A Western Star truck leased by Penske in Australia.
Penske Truck Leasing and sister company Penske Automotive Group are expanding their heavy-truck leasing business in Australia, targeting operators with older trucks.

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