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, Calif. Penske is a platinum sponsor for the event that will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, May 5-8. [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...]

Penske Truck Leasing Ranked on InformationWeek Elite 100

Penske FacilityPenske Truck Leasing earned placement on the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 as a top business tech innovator at No. 93. This is IW’s 26th year identifying and honoring the nation’s most innovative users of information technology. Penske has earned a place in their rankings every year for the last 15 years. [Read more...]

Trucking Industry Awaits Final EOBR Rule

Highway stock photoThe trucking industry continues to await a final rule on electronic onboard recording (EOBR) devices—electronic devices that attach to a vehicle and record the amount of time a vehicle is being driven—from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA). [Read more...]

Penske Room Dedicated at Universal Technical Institute Philadelphia

Penske - UTI Ribbon Cutting PhotoA dedication ceremony took place earlier today at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Philadelphia in Exton, Pa., to commemorate a 1,900-square-foot multipurpose room that was funded by Penske Truck Leasing. The “Penske Room” will serve as a venue for student and staff activities: presentations, training seminars and student-peer tutoring sessions. It will become an active classroom and lab. [Read more...]

Shippers, Carriers Continue to Prepare for Panama Canal Expansion

Panama Canal LockPorts throughout the country are making changes as they prepare for larger container vessels that will travel through the Panama Canal once the multibillion-dollar widening of the waterway is complete, which is slated for December 2015. [Read more...]

Penske Hosting April Webcast on Greening of Supply Chain Food Fleets

Grocery store stock photoPenske vice presidents Drew Cullen and Tom Scollard will conduct a Food Logistics magazine April 16 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT) webcast “The Greening of Food Fleets: Becoming Better Environmental Stewards.” They will highlight the merits of fleets in the food industry managing environmentally responsible fleets. Click here to enroll in this complimentary webcast. [Read more...]

New Penske Logistics Mexico Sales Leader Announced

Penske Logistics Mexico sales leader Pedro SanchezPedro Sanchez is the new sales director for Penske Logistics Mexico. Responsible for strategic business development that extends into new verticals, he will be based in Saltillo, Mexico. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Exec to Appear on Refrigerated Supply Chain Webcast

Perishables stock photoPenske Logistics leader Mark Smith will be a speaker for the complimentary Food Logistics magazine webcast for supply chain refrigerated goods best practices entitled, “The Reefer Box: From ‘Plain Old Cold’ to ‘Smart and Controlled.’” It will be held on March 13 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT). Click here to register. [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: What Do You Love About Being a Freight Broker?

Penske Logistics trucksThe transportation industry has a wonderful legacy of entrepreneurs and innovators. However, not every legendary tale is of someone whose new business start-up became one of the household names we all know today. There are many lesser-known success stories out there including freight brokers.

These are folks who may have learned the business working for a larger carrier or broker and then set out on their own as a small business enterprise. [Read more...]