Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight N. A.

PL stock photo Penske Logistics announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Transfreight North America, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Financial terms were not disclosed. [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…]

Penske Truck Leasing Starts New National Ad Campaign (Videos)

Revised logosPenske Truck Leasing is “tipping off” a new ad campaign this month starting with ESPN.com during college basketball’s biggest month. The new campaign aims to highlight the breadth of the brand’s service offering to businesses and consumers in a unique and entertaining way. [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…]

Penske Opens Truck Collision Repair Center in Fairless Hills, PA

Penske Repair Center - Fairless Hills, PAPenske Truck Leasing has opened its second Pennsylvania truck collision repair center, and 18th in North America, in the Philadelphia suburb of Fairless Hills. The center does collision, box and trailer repairs, complete vehicle refinishing, and frame and alignment work for commercial trucks and vehicles. [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 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…]

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…]