Ten Ways Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Busy highway travelTransportation management is no longer just about moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. Companies are using it as a competitive advantage tool, in the ever-challenging economic and commercial landscape. [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...]

Guest Editorial: Static Pricing Models Out of Synch with Today’s Transportation Market

Highway photoI don’t know anyone who would argue with the assertion that supply chain operations must be highly dynamic and adaptable in order to succeed in today’s fast changing markets. Why is it, then, that pricing of transportation and other supply chain services remains a largely static process, based on annual bids and static routing guides that can never do more than reflect a single snapshot in time of a company’s freight volumes and flows? [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Earns U.S. EPA SmartWay Excellence Award

Penske Logistics 2013 SmartWay Excellence photoPenske Logistics is a recipient of the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company was highlighted as an industry leader in freight supply chain performance energy and efficiency. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Expanding Mexico Operations

Penske Logistics in MexicoAfter 17 years of serving various manufacturing customers in Mexico with supply chain and logistics solutions, Penske Logistics has established its in-country headquarters office in Saltillo. The company has similar type headquarters offices in the Netherlands, China and Brazil.

“Over the last several years, we have continued to experience growth with manufacturing customers in Mexico that until now we have managed from the U.S.,” said Marc Althen, President of Penske Logistics. “Our concentration and volume of business is now significant enough with several leading manufacturers to warrant a more-formalized and centralized leadership structure within Mexico.” [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Discusses Packaging and the Supply Chain

Penske Logistics When it comes to shipping costs, many companies focus solely on the weight of the package, but to truly cut costs, they should also look at a package’s size and shape. A package’s density dictates its ease of handling, how easily it can stack within a trailer and how much room it takes up, which carriers all factor into their overall rates. [Read more...]

Penske Honored with EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Penske Truck Rental-Commercial Truck Rental Stock PhotoPenske Truck Leasing’s environmental stewardship efforts have been recognized by the United States government by being named a 2013 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner. [Read more...]

Increased Supply Chain Awareness Protects Valuable Cargo

Cargo containersWith cargo theft on the rise, parties all across the supply chain are working together to protect goods by coordinating pick-up times, sharing information and embracing new technology.

While there isn’t a national source of theft data, several groups do collect and share information on cargo theft. [Read more...]

Transportation Carriers Work to Mitigate Cargo Theft

Warehouse loading dockCargo theft continues to increase throughout the U.S. and carriers are responding by training drivers, embracing tracking technology and sharing information to protect valuable loads. [Read more...]

Best Practices for a Successful 3PL Relationship

Penske WarehouseThis is the first of a three-part series.

To increase the value of 3PL partnerships, shippers and logistics providers can work together to foster a long-term relationship that results in sustainable gains and efficiencies. [Read more...]