Are Supply Chain Executives Ready for Growth?

Growth ahead sign stock imageThe U.S. economic climate is on the rise. Growth is top priority in the C-Suite. Need evidence? You don’t have to look far. The gross domestic product just posted its best back-to-back quarters in a decade; freight is up; truck orders are up; and consumers are feeling good about their job prospects once again. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics’ Neil Kirk Named ATA America’s Road Team Captain

PL Neil Kirk ATA Road Team Captain Group PhotoThe popular phrase “third time’s the charm” doesn’t apply to Penske Logistics truck driver Neil Kirk after he was named a captain of the American Trucking Associations 2015-2016 America’s Road Team on his second attempt. The announcement was made last night at a Capitol Hill event in Washington, D.C. [Read more…]

Penske Appeals to Supreme Court Over Truck Driver Rules

Today, Penske Logistics filed a petition seeking to have the United States Supreme Court review the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the matter of Dilts et al. v. Penske Logistics LLC and Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.

The crux of the case is whether a long-standing federal transportation law that seeks to promote lower rates and better service by ensuring that rates and services are determined by competitive market forces rather than a patchwork of varying state laws preempts California’s state laws requiring mandatory meal and rest breaks. [Read more…]

Penske Associates Help Families Enjoy Thanksgiving

Adopt A FamilyPenske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics associates banded together to donate hundreds of boxes of food to the Salvation Army of Reading that will benefit Berks County, Pa. families in need this Thanksgiving. In all, 105 families were provided with the makings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal from the turkey down to the dessert. Each family, on average, received four full boxes of donations, depending on the family size. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

globe-photoPenske Logistics is a recipient of the 2014 Green Supply Chain award from Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine. It is the second straight year the company has attained this honor.

According to the publication the award highlights: “companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product life cycle management, and other areas of the supply chain. [Read more…]

Penske Joins in Solemn Remembrance of Veterans

Penske associate Roy Bates at Arlington 2014 Veterans DayVeterans Day has many meanings. For some it is a time to honor and thank a loved one or friend who served. For others, it is a time of camaraderie and parades to celebrate the freedom veterans have provided through their sacrifices and service. Veterans Day especially invokes moments of great sadness, admiration and reflection as we honor the many generations of fallen heroes, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. In keeping with the tradition of honoring veterans, Penske Truck Leasing representatives today participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at The Arlington National Cemetery along with its charity partners from the Paralyzed Veterans of America. [Read more…]

Penske Once Again a Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer

2015 Victory Media MF Top 100 EmployerPenske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics are members of the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list for the fourth straight year by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. [Read more…]

Neil Kirk Readies for ATA America’s Road Team Nomination Process

Neil Kirk alternate photoNeil Kirk will be the first to say you can’t keep a good man down for too long. For the second time in his career, the experienced Penske Logistics semi-truck driver is one of 32 finalists for the American Trucking Associations America’s Road Team, which is a national outreach program consisting of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills and safety records. Kirk was a bit overwhelmed with the vetting process the first time through two years ago but he is making certain it won’t happen again. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics is Repeat Quest for Quality Award Winner

LM Quest for Quality 2014 award logoFor the second straight year Penske Logistics is a recipient of the Quest for Quality award given by Logistics Management magazine. Late last month as part of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual global conference in San Antonio, Penske was honored in the 3PL: value added warehousing and distribution solutions category at a stand-alone gala event. [Read more…]

Transportation Survey Finds Onboard Technology Use on the Rise

Highway stock photoThe National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recently published its annual benchmarking survey of private fleets, where 95 percent of respondents reported adopting onboard technology. This high percentage shows that for the vast majority of private fleets, this technology is expected to make a significant business impact. [Read more…]