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Over the last 12 plus months, Penske Truck Leasing marked some key milestones related to bringing commercial electric trucks to market and testing these vehicles in real-world applications with customers and within our subsidiary's fleet at Penske Logistics. Here are a few of the highlights:

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For the seventh consecutive year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive has awarded Penske Logistics with the Green Supply Chain Award. The annual award listing recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within the global supply chain.

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Penske Logistics today announced that it has successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple, daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a leading quick service restaurant chain using two, electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias. The company believes it is the first truck fleet operator in the United States to achieve such a feat.

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For the fourth time this decade, Penske Logistics has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its sustainability efforts, collecting a 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award in the Truck Carrier category. Penske Logistics also attained SmartWay awards in 2018, 2017 and 2013.

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The Penske Logistics Premier Driver Recognition Program honored 44 safe truck drivers in the United States and Canada as part of the 2019 Platinum and Gold classes. The Platinum class requirements include 15 consecutive years of safe driving and the Gold class recognizes those with 10 consecutive years of safe driving.

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Young professionals see working within the supply chain as an exciting career option and said there are good opportunities for advancement or promotions. The majority of respondents taking part in the 2019 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals/Penske Logistics Young Professionals Survey, which surveyed more than 100 supply chain professionals under age 30, said they enjoy working in the supply chain and that it makes them content.

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Shippers and third-party logistics providers are continuing to collaborate as they find solutions to meet their supply chain goals, improve efficiency, and manage their overall transportation spend. Increased availability of data and the utilization of technology are driving improvement across the supply chain, particularly as shippers navigate growing consumer and customer demands, complex shipping operations.

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Brake components will be the focus of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 15-21, with inspectors conducting roadside commercial vehicle safety inspections across North America.

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Penske Logistics will appear on a trio of educational sessions and once again serve as a Global Sponsor at the upcoming Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE conference in Anaheim, California, from September 15-18.

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Penske Logistics will discuss its strong safety culture for a webinar, Catapult Your Way to Safety & Operational Success, on September 12 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Jason Herr, the vice president of safety, will join other industry experts on this complimentary Transport Topics webinar. Please click here to register for a broadcast that was made possible by SmartDrive Systems, a driver safety and transportation intelligence company.

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Penske Logistics has been honored with Quest for Quality Awards for its transportation management and warehousing solutions by Logistics Management magazine. The magazine and Peerless Research Group obtained in excess of 4,500 industry responses as part of the process.

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Penske Logistics has been named to the current Top Third-Party Logistics (3PL) & Cold Storage Providers list by Food Logistics magazine.

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Penske Logistics has once again been named a “Great Supply Chain Partner” by SupplyChainBrain, a leading supply chain management information resource.

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Jason Herr, Penske Logistics vice president of safety, will participate in an upcoming Transport Topics magazine webinar, Less Pain, More Gain: How Safety Culture Drives Operational Efficiency, which is being hosted by Worklete.

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Penske Logistics has made a repeat appearance on the Inbound Logistics Top 10 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Providers list, placing No. 9 in 2019. Thousands of industry professionals gave their thoughts in the magazine’s annual survey, voting for 3PLs that provide attentiveness, reliability, flexibility and execution ability for its customers.

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Penske Logistics was awarded a 2019 Nissan Supplier Excellence Award at the automaker’s annual supply chain logistics conference. Penske was recognized for its advanced use of transportation management technology (TMS) within its ClearChain® technology suite.

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Customers’ demand for convenience, complex shipping operations and the need for shippers to manage their transportation spend have increased the number of shippers seeking out third-party logistics providers’ expertise, and the 3PL industry is expected to grow.

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For more than a century, powered industrial trucks – more commonly known as forklifts – have shaped the evolution of the modern-day supply chain, moving millions of pounds of freight each year.

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Penske Logistics Europe has earned placement on the prestigious International Air Transport Association (IATA) Top 100 Freight Forwarders listing for The Netherlands, coming in at No. 15. Penske moved up four spots from last year.

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This year’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report will make its debut on June 18. It will once again be unveiled during a news event at the famed National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Penske Logistics is the report presenter with A.T. Kearney creating the 30th annual publication.

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