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In 2014, the supply chain industry experienced one of its strongest years in recent history. The transportation sector grew by 3.6 percent due to stronger shipment volumes and consumers, which had been the element missing from the country’s financial recovery, began to drive the economy once again as confidence increased.

“It was the best, strongest year freight has had since the recession and it happened despite the fact that the economy wasn’t that strong around it,” said Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant and the author of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 26th Annual State of Logistics Report, which is presented by Penske Logistics. [Read more…]

Penske Expands Branding Efforts with New Video Ads

Revised logosLast week, Penske released three new video ads supporting its ongoing enterprise advertising and branding campaign that launched last March for its truck rental, full-service truck leasing and logistics businesses. The humorous digital ad campaign was recently featured in Advertising Age (3.16.15) and AdWeek (5.20.15) for its unique marketing and creative approach. View the three new videos below. [Read more…]

CSCMP State of Logistics Report Panelists Announced

Stock image - supply chainOn June 23, the 26th Annual State of Logistics Report will be unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by Penske Logistics and introduced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Industry analyst and report author Rosalyn Wilson will once again present the report’s key content which examines major trends, issues and economic data across all major transportation modes within the supply chain. [Read more…]

Cargo Securement to Be the Focus of 2015 International Roadcheck

penske-road-truck-photoInspectors will be out in force in early June as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck, reviewing driver information and inspecting vehicles.  [Read more…]

Penske Alternative Fuels Leader to Appear at Promotional Events 

Penske CNG tractor stock imageMatt Krasney, director of alternative fuels for Penske Truck Leasing, will serve as keynote speaker at next week’s Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo (LAF) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He will also talk at a pair of regional open houses in Georgia to promote the Peach State’s natural gas commercial vehicle tax incentive program. [Read more…]

Penske Participating in Hiring Our Heroes Program

Hiring Our Heroes Stock ImagePenske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics have committed to hiring several hundred U.S. military veterans and their spouses into their workforce over the next several years as part of the Hiring Our Heroes program.

“Penske is experiencing strong growth in 2015 and we are actively hiring truck drivers and diesel engine technicians across North America,” stated Jen Sockel, Penske senior vice president of human resources. [Read more…]

Penske Accepting $400,000 U.S. Department of Energy Grant

Penske CNG tractor - full side view The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Penske will utilize the funds to further introduce alternative fuel vehicles to its customer base. [Read more…]

Penske Receiving $1.1 Million in Texas Sustainability Grants

Texas stock photoPenske Truck Leasing is the recipient of four grants totaling $1.1 million from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). It is expected the company will utilize the grants to subsidize the purchase of natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines. [Read more…]

Penske Truck Leasing is No. 79 on InformationWeek Elite 100 List

Penske Truck Leasing Global HeadquartersPenske Truck Leasing is once again a member of the annual InformationWeek Elite 100 list, placing No. 79. For 16 straight years, the company has graced the InformationWeek 500 rankings, which highlights leading business technology innovators in the United States. [Read more…]

Penske Truck Leasing Exhibiting at National Private Truck Council Expo

Highway stock photoPenske Truck Leasing is a top exhibitor and sponsor of the 2015 National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference & Exhibition in Cincinnati April 26 to April 28 at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. [Read more…]