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In 2014, the supply chain industry experienced one of its strongest years in recent history. The transportation sector grew by 3.6 percent due to stronger shipment volumes and consumers, which had been the element missing from the country’s financial recovery, began to drive the economy once again as confidence increased.

“It was the best, strongest year freight has had since the recession and it happened despite the fact that the economy wasn’t that strong around it,” said Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant and the author of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 26th Annual State of Logistics Report, which is presented by Penske Logistics. [Read more…]

Penske to Attend SkillsUSA Trade Show

Penske Hiring TechniciansPenske is participating in the SkillsUSA TECHSPO June 23-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky. [Read more…]

Penske Participating in Military Job Fairs

Penske Hires VetsPenske’s recruiting team will be available to meet with prospective associates at upcoming RecruitMilitary job fairs in Detroit, Los Angeles and Houston. These job fairs are open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses. [Read more…]

Truck Safety: Pay Attention to Low-Clearance Warnings

WARNING-SIGNHave you ever seen a YouTube video of a rental truck driving under a low bridge, only to have its roof peeled off like a sardine can? One second the truck is moving briskly down the road, and then in an instant, the truck comes to an abrupt halt as the roof is torn away. [Read more…]

Baby Dino’s Road Trip Saved from Brink of Extinction

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Little Draven was all set for his first road trip from his home in New York to Virginia, where he was about to appear at a fundraising gala in Fredericksburg.

Excitement was tempered with uncertainty after his transportation arrangements fell through at the last minute. What’s a 20-foot-long, 240-pound “baby” Tyrannosaurus Rex to do?

Just in the nick of time, a Good Samaritan came forward to donate a Penske rental truck to transport Draven to the fundraiser benefitting the Institute for the Performing Arts, organizers of “Travel Through Time,” an educational, interactive stage show featuring Draven. [Read more…]

Penske Opens Sydney, Australia, Truck Rental Office

Penske Truck Rental Australia - June 2015As part of its Australian expansion, Penske Truck Rental has opened its third truck rental and full-service truck leasing office in Sydney. [Read more…]

Skip the Supply Chain Alphabet Soup

All images copyright Mike Melnotte

LLP, 4PL, TMS and control towers…where does it all end? Am I the only one who finds that these terms need a lot more clarity? I have to admit each time I see a photo of an air traffic control center in a logistics advertisement I roll my eyes. As the field of supply chain management has grown consultants, academia and practitioners have coined and propagated these terms. [Read more…]

Railroad Crossing Safety Tips Focus of Government Campaign

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched an initiative to bring attention to highway-rail grade crossing safety. [Read more…]

Paralyzed Veterans of America to Honor Penske Truck Rental

MissionABLE Awards logo 2015Penske Truck Rental is proud to announce that Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has selected the organization to receive the Achieve: ABLE Award, for its continued financial support of PVA’s mission to ensure disabled veterans have access to health care, benefits and jobs. The award will be presented to Penske Truck Rental at the 2015 Mission: ABLE Awards that take place October 6, 2015.

“We’re proud to honor Penske Truck Rental for all the support they’ve provided to our organization,” said Al Kovach, Jr. national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “This award is just one way to say thank you for their continued commitment to our mission of ensuring that disabled veterans have all the resources they need to thrive after serious injury.” [Read more…]

Penske Recognized for Supplier Excellence by Eastman Chemical

Penske 2015 Eastman Chemical Supplier Excellence Award PhotoPenske Logistics has been honored by Eastman Chemical Company with a Special Recognition Award for assisting with domestic moves and supplying additional refrigerated capacity in a very tight market. The services that Penske provides to the company in Tennessee and South Carolina include dedicated contract carriage and inbound freight management from regional ports. [Read more…]