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Archives for 2020

Penske Logistics supported the United Way of Westchester and Putnam with complimentary dedicated contract carriage transportation services after the New York City metro charity received a nearly $5 million donation of duvets, blankets and pillows from Delta Air Lines.

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With Tropical Storm Zeta expected to strengthen to a hurricane before striking the Gulf Coast, truck fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm's impact.

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Keeping associates safe is a top priority for Penske Logistics, and the company uses a mix of technology and training to prevent injuries and accidents among its 10,500 professional drivers and 6,300 warehouse associates.

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ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.

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Penske Logistics announced it was awarded a new contract with BMW Manufacturing Co., for Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) services at the South Carolina plant.

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Pam Reed was recovering from a knee replacement four years ago, when she decided it was time for a mammogram, especially since her sister had been diagnosed with the disease just six months earlier.

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With plans for a dream wedding in Greece dashed by the coronavirus pandemic, Angelo Efstathopoulos wanted to make the day no less magical for his bride, Lucy.

The couple's childhood friendship blossomed into more on a do-it-yourself move in 2011 from New York to New Orleans, so Angelo thought it be would more than fitting to hold their wedding ceremony inside a white Penske rental truck.

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When capacity is tight, being a shipper of choice can help shippers secure space with carriers. Capacity is tightening across the industry, and ACT Research forecasts double-digit growth in spot rates for the rest of this year and 2021, said Tim Denoyer, senior analyst at ACT Research, during a webinar on Sept. 15. Building relationships now and securing capacity can help shippers avoid the spot market.
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Growth in e-commerce, natural disasters and the flow of imports are all causing distribution networks to come out of balance, adding to capacity challenges shippers will face this fall.
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Contingency plans keep freight moving when disruptions occur and allow shippers to remain agile when challenges arise. Planning for "what if" scenarios and identifying options in advance can be especially important when capacity is tight and transportation is harder to secure. Industry analysts predict that trucking will remain in demand throughout the rest of 2020, so now is the ideal time for shippers to run through potential disruptions as well as solutions.
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With Hurricane Delta increasing to Category 4 strength, fleet operators in the Gulf Coast are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm's impact.

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Penske Logistics has been recognized by Wayne Farms with a 2020 Outstanding Service Award for dedicated contract carriage services. Penske transports processed poultry throughout the Southeast United States for the company.

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