Baby Dino’s Road Trip Saved from Brink of Extinction

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Little Draven was all set for his first road trip from his home in New York to Virginia, where he was about to appear at a fundraising gala in Fredericksburg.

Excitement was tempered with uncertainty after his transportation arrangements fell through at the last minute. What’s a 20-foot-long, 240-pound “baby” Tyrannosaurus Rex to do?

Just in the nick of time, a Good Samaritan came forward to donate a Penske rental truck to transport Draven to the fundraiser benefitting the Institute for the Performing Arts, organizers of “Travel Through Time,” an educational, interactive stage show featuring Draven. [Read more…]

Penske Management Trainee Overcomes Adversity to Find Success

Junior BernardNewly hired Penske associate Junior Bernard had a more difficult childhood than most others.  Growing up in Haiti, he lived without running water or electricity, and faced the threat of starvation daily. When a devastating earthquake hit his nation in 2010, hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives. Bernard knew he needed a new start. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Associates Make Holidays Bright for Ohio Families

Beachwood holiday 1A desire to provide school supplies for teachers in need blossomed into many holiday blessings for three Ohio families.

Through its “Help for the Holidays” project, the Penske Logistics Women’s Network Community Committee in Beachwood, Ohio – and many of the location’s 300 associates – gave from the heart and provided much-needed items this Thanksgiving and Christmas. [Read more…]

Penske Associate Gets Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award

Lloyd De MerchantLloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager for Penske in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar June 18. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Driver Saves Pair Trapped in Overturned Vehicle

Penske Logistics Driver Rodney SimpsonPenske Logistics driver Rodney Simpson was returning from his last run on a recent Saturday morning – less than a half hour away from putting a period on what had been an uneventful day – when he noticed a car in front of him swerve from lane to lane and tumble down an embankment. [Read more…]

Penske Receives United Way Leadership Award

Brian Hard, Penske's President and CEO, accepts the Leadership Award from Tammy White, United Way of Berks County President.

Penske received the Leadership Award from the United Way of Berks County, Pa., for ranking second on its Top 10 list of supporting organizations during its annual drive. [Read more…]

Keep Your Dog Safe When Moving

Kurgo dog harnessDuring a move, your four-legged friends are just as precious as your belongings. That’s why Penske has teamed with Kurgo to keep dogs safely secured with a harness while traveling in a Penske rental truck. [Read more…]

Guest Editorial: How to Fix the Third-Party Logistics Talent Problem

penske logistics, peopleThird-party logistics companies worldwide say recruiting and retaining managers is one of their biggest challenges. Here are some steps providers can to take to remedy this growing concern. I have been conducting research into the third-party logistics (3PL) industry for nearly 25 years. For the last 20 years I have done three annual regional surveys of the chief executive officers (CEOs) of many of the largest 3PLs in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. [Read more…]

Penske’s VP Named Top Fundraiser, Wins Smooch with Pig

Penske's Paul Rosa kisses Maycie MayPenske Truck Leasing’s Vice President of Supply and Planning Paul Rosa won the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs’ Kiss A Pig fundraiser May 22 with a record-breaking $111,884. [Read more…]

Penske Joins Veterans Career Fair May 29

Veteran Virtual Career FairPenske will participate in a Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair from 1 – 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29.

The virtual fair is open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses. Register today. Need assistance visiting the virtual fair? Watch the job seeker tutorial. [Read more…]