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...]

Logistics Outlook Strong for 2014

Roz Wilson 2014 SofL ReportThe logistics industry has continued on a path of slow growth over the last several years as it has worked through the Great Recession. While 2013 was more of the same, the data for 2014 indicate a more bullish outlook as the sector is showing its strongest freight performance since 2009.

“This will the best year we have experienced in the last eight years,” said Rosalyn Wilson (in photo on right), author of the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report, which was introduced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Penske Logistics last month. “The first five months of 2014 have been the strongest since the end of the Great Recession.” [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Operating New Facility in Coldwater, Michigan

PL Operations in Coldwater, MI -- ExteriorPenske Logistics has earned additional business with Ford Motor Company. Penske now operates a new warehousing and cross-dock facility in Coldwater, Michigan, adding 70 new jobs to the area. The facility began operation on June 2. [Read more...]

CSCMP State of Logistics Report: Slow Rebound Continues

Rosalyn Wilson --- State of Logistics ReportToday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 25th Annual “State of Logistics Report®”, presented by Penske Logistics. The report reveals that total U.S. business logistics costs in 2013 rose to $1.39 trillion, a 2.3 percent increase from the previous year. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Given Fourth Ford World Excellence Award

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPenske Logistics, for the fourth time in company history, was recognized by Ford Motor Company with a World Excellence Award for outstanding performance as its Lead Logistics Provider (LLP). The company was honored for its automotive logistics and supply chain solutions. [Read more...]

Penske Leader Elected Chair of ATMC Board of Directors

Penske - Holly GerkeHolly Gerke has been elected chair of the board of directors for the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). A director of technical training at Penske Truck Leasing, Gerke is the first-ever company employee to be elected chair (as well as the first to serve on its board, of which she gained entry in 2011). [Read more...]

Vote for Penske Logistics as a Top 3PL

Vote, Penske LogisticsIt’s that time of year again when you get to vote for your favorite third-party logistics provider in Inbound Logistics magazine’s 3PL Excellence Survey. Show your support for Penske Logistics by voting online today! Click to vote! The results of this year’s survey will be presented in the July 2014 issue of Inbound Logistics magazine.

Penske Sustainability Presence Strong at Upcoming ACT Expo

Penske NGV tractorPenske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics will serve as both an exhibitor and thought leader at the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. Penske is a platinum sponsor for the event that will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, May 5-8. [Read more...]

Food Logistics Webinar Replay Available Now

CNG-Penske-TruckEarlier today, Penske vice presidents Drew Cullen and Tom Scollard conducted a webinar with the editor of Food Logistics magazine titled “The Greening of Food Fleets: Becoming Better Environmental Stewards.”

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During the discussion, Cullen and Scollard highlighted the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and shared practical tips, techniques and technologies used to improve the environmental performance of truck fleets. The Penske organization operates and maintains one of the largest commercial truck fleets in the industry with more than 200,000 vehicles. [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: Third-Party Logistics Outsourcing Tips

Logistics stock photoPrior to beginning a third-party logistics outsourcing arrangement it is important to take a critical look at what is going on in your business and its supply chain network. These 10 tips can help you and your logistics partner collaborate better and achieve your desired savings, efficiency gains and process improvements. [Read more...]