Penske Truck Leasing Winner of SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

2015 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award LogoFor the third straight year Penske Truck Leasing has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner. Penske is one of seven organizations across the United States to be given the award today at the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Capital Ideas and Exhibition Conference in Orlando, Florida. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Discusses Supply Chain Technology on Webcast

supermarket stock photoTom McKenna, senior vice president of logistics engineering and technology for Penske Logistics, will be a speaker on a March 18 Food Logistics webcast, 3PLs (Third-Party Logistics Providers). The complimentary event begins at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT. Click here to register. [Read more…]

Selecting the Right Dedicated Contract Carriage Provider

Penske-DedicatedWhen shippers are seeking to turn over a substantial portion of their transportation to a dedicated contract carriage provider, there some vital components that the dedicated carrier needs to possess. I will outline a few of them here. [Read more…]

Tips for Safer Winter Rental Truck Driving

Winter driving tipsDriving during the cold and icy winter months is something that causes concern for drivers. Snow and ice can make traveling more difficult and dangerous.

“Safety is always the primary concern when on the road,” explained Chuck Pagesy, director of safety at Penske. “When driving during the winter, taking precaution is key.” [Read more…]

Penske Truck Leasing Awarded Pa. Grants for Natural Gas Trucks

Penske CNG truckPenske Truck Leasing has accepted $1.5 million in Act 13 grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to complement the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its sustainability efforts. In all, the office of Gov. Tom Corbett dispensed $7.3 million this week to a variety of organizations. [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 Truck Leasing Now Canada SmartWay Transport Affiliate

Canada stock photoPenske Truck Leasing is the newest affiliate in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership. The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a joint U.S.-Canada network connecting over 3,000 companies with a shared goal of saving fuel and reducing emissions from their freight supply chain. With SmartWay, companies have access to free, standardized tools to help them benchmark their freight operations and find areas to improve their productivity and competitiveness. [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…]

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…]