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Archives for 2020

Supply & Demand Chain Executive has launched a new award designed specifically for women leaders in the supply chain industry and Penske Logistics' own Stacy Schlachter, vice president of sales and enterprise accounts, is included on the inaugural list.

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The 2021 25th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study shows that shippers and their third-party logistics providers are working together to create positive relationships as well as a competitive advantage. Additionally, shippers have high expectations of what they need from logistics providers, and 3PLs are responding with increased technological and digital capabilities, improved service levels and greater efficiency.

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Market demands brought on by COVID-19 are creating new challenges, and opportunities, for third-party logistics providers and the shippers that rely on them as they work to meet increasing customer expectations and minimize supply chain disruptions.

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Shippers should prepare for a hectic fall as demand rises and capacity tightens.
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From the early days of the pandemic, technicians have been on the frontlines ensuring the nation's trucks remain road-ready to help keep the supply chain and the economy moving forward.

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Penske Logistics today announced that it has earned the Cold Carrier Certification, the first certification of its kind focused on excellence in refrigerated transportation through the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), a trade association for the cold chain industry working to grow the industry and lead the cold chain.

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Increased consumer demand for food and other goods during the coronavirus pandemic has forced retailers to turn to warehouses – and warehouse associates – to help replenish store shelves.

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The essential role of professional truck drivers and warehouse associates has been in the spotlight in recent months as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

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Inbound Logistics magazine has added Penske Logistics to the 2020 Top 100 Truckers list. Several hundred companies submitted credentials this year, presenting a difficult challenge for the publication to construct the list.

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Penske Logistics is supporting CSCMP EDGE 2020 Live! as a Global Sponsor. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual conference is going virtual this year from September 20-23, with Penske Logistics president Marc Althen and senior vice president of sales and solutions Andy Moses participating as speakers.

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Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force from Sept. 9 to 11 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck.

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Increased consumer demand for food and other goods during the coronavirus pandemic has forced retailers to turn to warehouses – and warehouse associates – to help replenish store shelves.

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During the month of September, Mike Barnes, senior manager of regional facilities for Penske Transportation Solutions, will discuss his work with the company's heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, as part of a pair of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) online events. Barnes is based in Phoenix.

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The holidays can create a surge in demand for trucking capacity, and now is the ideal time to prepare for potential spikes.

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Penske Logistics today announced they have won a pair of Quest for Quality Awards from Logistics Management Magazine. Both honors came in the Third-Party Logistics category: Transportation Management Solutions and the Value Added Warehousing and Distributions Solutions. In the latter honor, Penske recorded the highest score in customer service/value added services.

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Growth in e-commerce and changes to companies' inventory policies have increased demand for warehouse space, and the existing network is filling up. E-commerce is expected to increase during the holidays as customers social distance and shop from home. The Wall Street Journal has reported that retailers are working to find more space and locking in additional fulfillment capacity for holiday items, such as toys, and essential goods, such as paper towels.

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