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...]

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 Leader to Discuss Food Cold Chain on Industry Webcast

Food perishables stock photoBob Bos, a leading strategic account executive for Penske Logistics, will lend his expertise to next week’s complimentary webcast, “Perishables on the Move: Road, Rail, Ocean and Air.” It will be hosted by Food Logistics magazine and takes place on September 10 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT). Click here to learn more and register. [Read more...]

Conference Highlights Automotive Logistics Trends

Automotive-Logistics-Magazine-Global-ConferenceThe automotive supply chain is highly complex and constantly evolving. This month executives from around the industry will gather at the Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit to discuss many of the auto industry’s top issues. [Read more...]

Penske to be Included in EPA SmartWay Webinar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPenske vice president of fuels and environmental affairs Drew Cullen will participate in a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program on August 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT/11:30 a.m. PT, “Anticipatory Supply Chains.” The complimentary webinar will also include the president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Rick Blasgen, and Beau Gentry, director of transportation for Menlo Logistics. [Read more...]

Penske Truck Rental and uShip Team Up for Specialized Shipments

uShip stock imagePenske Truck Rental is now working with uShip to provide do-it-yourself movers with a strong network to affordably ship items such as large cars, boats, motorcycles and other types of special care freight. Penske customers can save up to 50 percent via PenskeTruckRental.com. [Read more...]

Ten Tips to Running a Safer Distribution Center

Warehouse stock photoPenske Logistics is a leader in warehousing and distribution center optimization. The company safely manages over 19 million square feet of warehousing space for market-leading companies around the world. Eric Hepburn, vice president of distribution center management for Penske Logistics, offers these tips, in no particular order, gleaned from personal experiences over the last 15 years: [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Strengthen Supply Chain Security

CargoNet Command CenterPenske Logistics has added another tool to improve an already robust freight management security program by joining CargoNet. This new initiative will aid Penske customers by decreasing cargo theft and improving recovery rates by plugging into the company’s expansive network. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Placed on Food Logistics Top Green Providers List

Grocery store stock photoPenske Logistics has gained entry to the 2014 Top Green Providers list that is published by Food Logistics magazine. According to the publication, the list focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of companies who are exceeding industry standards in their sector. [Read more...]

Infographic: How to Pack a Penske Moving Truck

Penske Pack Moving Truck Infographic TeaserPenske Truck Rental and Simple Moving Labor created this easy-to-understand infographic to show you how to pack a Penske moving truck, employing the tried-and-true I-formation. Remember, we’re here to help you #NeverStopMoving whenever you need a rental truck. Read more to view the infographic. [Read more...]