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Archives for 2015

This summer the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced thePhase 2 federal greenhouse-gas (GHG) and fuel-economy regulations that will apply to model-year 2018 trailers, marking the first time the DOT and EPA have proposed efficiency and GHG standards for trailers.

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Among the renaissance stories to be retold on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina are those of dozens of Penske associates who called an empty Baton Rouge, Louisiana, office building home.

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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect the entire supply chain, bringing sweeping changes to everyone from growers to warehouse operators and motor carriers. The FDA is required to begin issuing its final rules related to the act in August, with each requirement taking effect one year from its publication.

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Law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct a brake system inspection blitz on large trucks and buses as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week, September 6-12, to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake system violations. Although the week will shine a spotlight on brake safety, it is something fleets should focus on year round, said Mike Hasinec, vice president ofmaintenance support at Penske Truck Leasing.

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Penske Logistics is a member of the 2015 Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider list, as announced by Inbound Logistics magazine. The company is among the top 10.

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Penske will be participating in the Veteran Recruiting Services Women’s Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from noon – 3 p.m. EST.

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Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of CSCMP, at the presentation of this year's State of Logistics Report.

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On February 5, 2015, the FDA published a proposed sanitary transportation rule, which it is mandated to do under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The proposed rule seeks to apply a risk-based approach to prevent practices that create food safety issues, such as inadequate temperature control and failure to protect food properly during transportation.

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The Blueprint for Leadership program of Berks County, Pennsylvania, has successfully prepared numerous young professionals since 2013. Vonetta Blank, a manager of corporate billing in Penske’s billing department, recently became the third Penske associate to complete the course.

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Penske Logistics thought leader Tom Scollard will participate in a Food Logistics magazine webcast later this month to discuss the cold chain portion of the globalfood supply chain. It takes place on August 26 at 1 pm. ET/10 a.m. PT. Scollard, the company’s vice president of dedicated contract carriage, will join experts from Burris Logistics, Infratab and Nova Cold Storage to highlight current cold chain innovations.

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