Surveys Finds Global 3PL Leaders Remain Profitable and Optimistic

Stock image - growth on blackboardGlobal third-party logistics providers are optimistic about the current state of the industry along with the future revenue growth of both their individual companies and the regional 3PL industry as a whole. Among service providers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, e-commerce and near shoring are among the factors contributing to the most significant growth. [Read more...]

Collaboration, Technology Allows 3PLs to Cut Costs, Improve Service

2015 3PL Study Report CoverThird-party logistics providers and the shippers doing business with them are continuing to collaborate and strengthen their relationships. That collaboration is contributing to the positive results they are experiencing from their partnerships, and a majority of shippers—92 percent—reported that their relationships with 3PLs generally have been successful. Among 3PLs, that number increased to 98 percent.

The findings are part of the 19th Annual Third Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing. [Read more...]

Truck Driving Pair’s Chance Meeting Leads To 20-Year Love Story

Hanson PL PictureCupid’s arrow may have been a little off the mark, but a fateful tire change led to love for a pair of truck drivers.

“We started talking and found out we were going the same way from the middle of Ohio to Eastern Pennsylvania,” said Penske Logistics driver Francis “Frank” Hanson of the first time he met his future wife Tammie in a tire shop more than 20 years ago. [Read more...]

Auto Logistics Conference Highlights Mexico’s Automotive Capabilities

Penske_AL_Blog_Day 2During the last day of the 2014 Automotive Logistics Global Conference at the MGM Grand in Detroit there were multiple sessions about the impact of Mexico’s economic growth. A Penske Logistics senior leader appeared on one panel, while another session saw a presentation from the governor of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. [Read more...]

Hot Supply Chain Topics for CSCMP 2014

2014-CSCMP-Conference-LogoThe Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference takes place in San Antonio, Texas, September 21 – 24 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Here are a few of the hot topics you will be hearing about during the event. [Read more...]

Proud To Be A Truck Driver

Marvin GallimorePenske Logistics driver Marvin Gallimore recently completed his 33rd year of driving and has no plans of stopping. He is now being recognized as one of the best of the best among fellow professional truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 14-20. [Read more...]

Automotive Logistics Global Conference Chock Full of Insights

Penske_AL_Blog_Day1The first full day of the 2014 Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit brought together car makers, their suppliers and third-party logistics providers to discuss a host of impactful issues. Informative panels filled with experts highlighted the importance of the supply chain, the necessity of Just-in-Time production practices and the ability of 3PLs like Penske Logistics to work with a car manufacturer’s myriad roster of suppliers to bring completed vehicles to the consumer. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Driver Enjoys the Scenic Route

Barbara DealAs a professional driver for Penske Logistics, Barbara Deal considers herself lucky to have a job where she can see impressive sites and meet incredible people. [Read more...]

Infographic: Truck Drivers Keep Us Moving

Trucking-HeroWithout truck drivers, most of what we as consumers rely on every day would come to a stop. In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week from Sept. 14-20, Penske Logistics is thanking and recognizing the nation’s 3.2 million professional truck drivers — including the 3,000 at Penske — who keep America moving forward. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Driver Moves to Safety Beat

Anthony ClemonsOn any given day, Anthony Clemons is just as likely to have his hands grasping a steering wheel as clutching a trumpet.

For Clemons, a Penske Logistics driver with a passion for music as deep as truck driving, threads of freedom and joy run through both roles and give Clemons a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. [Read more...]