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Archives for 2021

When serving in the military, flexibility in the workplace can make a big difference. Michael Kegerise, Enterprise Facilities Services Engineer – PTS, knows this all too well, as he juggles his responsibilities at work, at home and serving as a captain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

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Penske Logistics, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Korn Ferry are seeking young professionals working in the supply chain and logistics field to complete a survey. The goal is to find out what young professionals think about working in the supply chain field, why they are attracted to the business, and what are they looking for in a career? Access the survey here. It is open until April 30.

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Penske Truck Rental is now an Affinity Program Provider for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). ATA member companies, which includes those enrolled in the ATA Moving & Storage Conference, now have access to discount fixed and mileage rates. Also, an additional 10% discount will apply on one-way truck rentals.

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A Penske Logistics executive has been honored for his leadership. Supply & Demand Chain Executive has named Jeff Jackson, Penske Logistics senior vice president of operations – dedicated contract carriage, a recipient of a 2021 Pro to Know Award.

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Penske Truck Leasing customers operating fleets in Canada, or crossing into Canada from the United States, need to be aware that the country will begin a soft enforcement of its electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on June 12. Motor carriers are expected to have ELDs installed and switch from paper daily logs.

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Penske Truck Rental has selected Avaamo's voice-driven Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) for its phone-based truck rental central reservations call center. The goal is to further enhance Penske's truck rental reservation process by phone and drive efficiencies in its call center operations.

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Penske Truck Leasing customers that are operating their fleet telematics systems with 3G hardware are advised to begin making arrangements to transfer over to 4G or 5G hardware before the start of 2022.

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The lifeblood of a strong dedicated contract carriage operation for a third-party logistics company lies in the quality of its truck drivers. At Penske Logistics, our 10,500-plus professional truck drivers not only pick up and deliver goods and services that are consumed daily by the general public, but he or she also performs vital customer service roles when interacting with our customers.

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Penske Truck Leasing required additional space to service its growing customer base in the Calgary region and has built a new state-of-the-art facility at 101 High Plains PL, Balzac, AB T4A 0W7. The new facility will supplement Penske's three additional facilities in the area.

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A great way to upgrade a fleet is to ascertain the worth of its existing units. Utilizing multiple market intelligence sources, and Penske's proprietary data collected over years of selling and maintaining all types of vehicles, Penske can provide a detailed and accurate evaluation of the vehicles.

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Mike Costanza, Penske's director of environmental services, will take part in the U.S. EPA SmartWay Freight Matters webinar series. Click here to register for the March 16 event, Alternative Fuel Adoption Accelerates: Discussion with Penske and GNA.

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