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Archives for 2018

Navigating a career path is easier with mentors to provide guidance, share experiences and offer encouragement along the way.

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Penske Logistics Europe has moved to a larger cross-dock warehouse in the Netherlands, within closer proximity to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The new address is Changiweg 1, 1437 EP Rozenburg. Previously, the company had its forwarding location in Nieuw-Vennep, which is 10 kilometers from the airport. Headquarters for Penske Logistics Europe is in The Netherlands city of Roosendaal.

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Penske Truck Leasing and NFI have agreed to partner in operating the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet of eCascadia™ heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks. The move is the next phase of a co-creation process that DTNA is utilizing to actively involve customers in the development of commercial electric vehicles to meet the most valid target applications.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week will run from July 15 to 21 in an effort to reduce the number of accidents, deaths and injuries caused by vehicle crashes on the road.

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Railroad safety advocates are urging all drivers to remain vigilant when approaching railroad crossings because safety never takes a summer vacation.

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Penske Truck Leasing will return to the Global Cold Chain Expo from June 25-27, in Chicago, Illinois, to showcase its capabilities in full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions.

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Penske Used Trucks, a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing, is now offering discounts to members of the National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT).

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Sun-kissed summer days may seem like the perfect time for a day trip or a cross-country move, yet better weather can lead to challenging driving conditions as you share the road with many more drivers.

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A strong economy, continued e-commerce growth, tight carrier capacity and increasing demand for value-added warehousing services have positioned the third-party logistics market for rapid growth. In 2017, revenues reached $175 billion, and the U.S. market is expected to grow at about 5.5 percent through 2019 to reach a size of $195 billion.

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Around this time of year, thousands of college students across the country are beginning their summer internships in their field of study, hoping to jumpstart their careers and gain professional real-world and hands-on experience.

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The transportation industry has been rapidly changing – especially when you consider the evolution of truck maintenance and operations – but one thing that has remained an industry constant are the skilled men and women who service the vehicles.

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Penske Truck Leasing celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Coburg, Oregon. Located in the Coburg Industrial Park, the state-of-the-art facility offers full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and connected fleet solutions, a value-added resource to help customers address issues and options related to onboard technology systems (ELDs, telematics, on-board cameras, etc.).

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Across the country, as school bells chime for the final time this year, students and teachers are not the only ones set to begin a much-deserved summer vacation.

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Shaun Hodges, vice president of sales for Penske Logistics, will be a speaker at this week’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Atlanta, that is hosted by eft (Eye for Transport), a logistics business intelligence firm located in England.

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Today, Penske Truck Leasing announced the launch of Fleet Insight™, a proprietary website designed exclusively for Penske customers to save them time and provide visibility and control. Fleet Insight is part of Penske’s overall connected fleet suite of products, offering customers a connected, streamlined, and customizable home for their data.

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On June 19, this year’s edition of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report will be made public at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Penske Logistics will be presenting the report for the 10th consecutive year and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney will once again produce this industry-leading supply chain study.

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