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Archives for 2014

andPenske Logistics associates banded together to donate hundreds of boxes of food to the Salvation Army of Reading that will benefit Berks County, Pa. families in need this Thanksgiving. In all, 105 families were provided with the makings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal from the turkey down to the dessert. Each family, on average, received four full boxes of donations, depending on the family size.

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Penske Logistics is a recipient of the 2014 Green Supply Chain award from Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine. It is the second straight year the company has attained this honor.

According to the publication the award highlights: “companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product life cycle management, and other areas of the supply chain.

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Penske will be participating in a community outreach event for veterans to be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., Columbus, Indiana. The event is open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses.

Penske’s recruiting team will be available to meet with prospective associates for various positions, including technicians/mechanics, vehicle maintenance supervisors/managers, drivers, sales and customer service. Click here for more information.

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Two Universal Technical Institute (UTI) students recently won raffle prizes fromPenske at a career fair at UTI –Dallas.

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Veterans Day has many meanings. For some it is a time to honor and thank a loved one or friend who served. For others, it is a time of camaraderie and parades to celebrate the freedom veterans have provided through their sacrifices and service. Veterans Day especially invokes moments of great sadness, admiration and reflection as we honor the many generations of fallen heroes, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. In keeping with the tradition of honoring veterans,Penske Truck Leasing representatives today participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at The Arlington National Cemetery along with its charity partners from the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Pausing along with a grateful nation on this Veterans Day,Penske paid tribute to the more than 1,400 associates who served in the armed forces, thanking them for their sacrifice.

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Penske 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.

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Penske will be at theVeterans’ Expo & Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Eden Resort, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The job fair is open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses.

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Penske is participating in Veteran Recruiting Service's Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair from 1 – 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 11. The virtual job fair is open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses.Visit VeteranRecruiting.com to register.

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ThePenske Logistics human resources team will be meeting with prospective truck drivers on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center (2300 N. Cameron St.) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is being hosted by Driver Recruitment Events.

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Penske Truck Leasing will be featured at the upcoming Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, November 11-14, at the Kansas City Convention Center. Penske is a gold sponsor of the event and will be located in expo booth 810. Penske’s booth will feature a compressed natural gas (CNG) semi-tractor from its commercial truck rental fleet.

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Penske is participating in RecruitMilitary’s Philadelphia All Veterans Job Fair from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia. The job fair is open to active duty, veterans, guard/reservists and military spouses.

Penske’s recruiting team will be available to meet with prospective associates for various positions, including technicians/mechanics, vehicle maintenance supervisors/managers, drivers, sales and customer service. Register today.

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Neil Kirk will be the first to say you can’t keep a good man down for too long. For the second time in his career, the experienced Penske Logistics semi-truck driver is one of 32 finalists for the American Trucking Associations America’s Road Team, which is a national outreach program consisting of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills and safety records. Kirk was a bit overwhelmed with the vetting process the first time through two years ago but he is making certain it won’t happen again.

“I've been looking forward to this opportunity for two years,” said Kirk, a truck driver in the New York City metro area, who became a Penske Logistics associate in 2008. “I’m better prepared this time around. Last time, I walked away bruised. I won’t be nervous or intimidated now.”

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