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...]

Penske Logistics is a Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider

il_top100_3pl_logo_2014_vectorPenske Logistics has been named an Inbound Logistics magazine 2014 Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider. Each year, editors select the best transportation providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to their readers’ burgeoning motor freight and logistics challenges. [Read more...]

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...]