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Penske Transportation Solutions Vice President Connected Vehicle Strategy & Experimentation, Bill Combs, will appear at the Green Truck Summit to present on advances in truck technology and the impact on commercial trucking.

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Each business day, Fastenal trucks fuel up before heading out to deliver industrial and construction supplies to surrounding branches and customer locations. For one recent addition to the Fastenal fleet, there's a new twist to this daily ritual: Instead of fueling up for its delivery route, this particular truck is charging up.

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Bob Black is the new managing director for Penske Logistics in Mexico. His duties include operations oversight and leading business growth and development in Mexico.

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Mike Hasinec's distinguished career at Penske Truck Leasing has been recognized by the transportation industry. The company's vice president of maintenance is the 2020 recipient of Commercial Carrier Journal's Technology and Maintenance Career Leadership Award.

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Hyliion Incorporated today announced it will be providing three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing, all of which will incorporate its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system. The first of the program's three vehicles will be displayed in the booth of partner-company Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) at the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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Bill Combs, vice president of connected vehicle strategy and experimentation at Penske Transportation Solutions, will speak at the Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley Conference (AVSV) February 26-28 at the Pullman San Francisco Bay.

It's the 10th Autonomous Vehicles conference, and to mark the occasion, AVSV has engaged more than 65 speakers on site, over 10 hours of networking, and 50 dedicated content sessions.

Combs will present at two of those sessions:

  • "Deploying Autonomous Trucking in Urban Spaces: First Steps, Planning and Preparedness in Ensuring Success," Thursday, February 27 at 8:30 a.m.
  • "Fleet Planning to Incorporate AVS," Thursday, February 27 at 12 p.m.

In 2019, Penske announced that it was the first company of its kind to join the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) coalition. The effort aligned with Penske's mobility strategies around connected, automated, shared, and electric commercial vehicles.

By "Move Ahead" Staff

Penske Logistics will once again have a strong presence at the upcoming Automotive Logistics Mexico Conference. It will take place at Mexico City's Marquis Reforma, February 25-27.

In addition to serving as the event's Premier Sponsor, Penske will co-present a session with its customer Toyota.

On Day 1, Penske Logistics vice president of enterprise accounts, Stacy Schlachter, and Eliel Cole, production control general manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, will host a case study.

Entitled The Importance of Developing Adaptive Logistics Partnerships, these experts will discuss real-life collaboration success stories between a third-party logistics company and an automotive manufacturer.

Organized by Automotive Logistics magazine, this event includes presentations by a wide range of automotive supply chain professionals. The conference will be attended by industry thought-leaders and senior executives from OEMs, tier suppliers, logistics providers and infrastructure operators.

By "Move Ahead" Staff

Penske Logistics patrocinará y hará una presentación en la conferencia Automotive Logistics México de 2020

Penske Logistics tendrá nuevamente una presencia importante en la próxima conferencia Automotive Logistics México. Tendrá lugar en el Marquis Reforma de la Ciudad de México, del 25 al 27 de febrero.

Además de servir como patrocinador principal del evento, Penske presentará una sesión junto con su cliente Toyota.

El 1.º día, la vicepresidenta de Cuentas Empresariales de Penske Logistics, Stacy Schlachter, y Eliel Cole, director general de Control de Producción de Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, organizarán un estudio de caso.

Bajo el título The Importance of Developing Adaptive Logistics Partnerships (La importancia de desarrollar asociaciones de logística de adaptación), estos expertos conversarán sobre historias de éxito de colaboración en la vida real entre una empresa de logística de terceros y un fabricante de automóviles.

Este evento, organizado por la revista Automotive Logistics, incluye presentaciones de una amplia gama de profesionales de la cadena de suministro automotriz. A la conferencia asistirán líderes de pensamiento de la industria y ejecutivos de alto nivel de los principales fabricantes, proveedores de nivel, proveedores de logística y operadores de infraestructura.

Por el personal de "Move Ahead"

Penske Logistics has been named Dedicated Fleet Carrier of the Year by Whirlpool Corporation. The company was recognized for their stellar dedicated contract carriage services. Whirlpool allocates this honor to fleet providers that provide crucial on-time pickup and delivery services. Penske earned this award for inbound supply chain services to Whirlpool manufacturing facilities in the Midwestern U.S.

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According to a National Safety Council study, sprains and strains account for the highest number of injuries (60 percent) truck drivers suffer each year. About 21 percent of those injuries are neck and back related.

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