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In 2019 Penske Logistics truck driver Jerry Wood was just one of eight Penske associates to earn induction into the Driver Wall of Fame (reserved for company drivers who have reached the milestone of 20 years of consecutive safe driving). This week, he was named the 2020 Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) Driver of the Year.

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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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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 Logistics has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Black Horse Carriers, Inc., a privately held logistics company based in Chicago.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 has stressed the supply chain, exposed vulnerabilities, and provided valuable insights into the role a trusted supply chain partner can play during times of crisis. Those within Penske's dedicated contract carriage division have helped customers smooth out the supply chain and are working with them on the next phase as the country reopens and supply chains are affected once again.

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Penske Logistics has been named Dedicated Fleet Carrier of the Year by Whirlpool Corporation. The company was recognized for their stellar dedicated contract carriage services. Whirlpool allocates this honor to fleet providers that provide crucial on-time pickup and delivery services. Penske earned this award for inbound supply chain services to Whirlpool manufacturing facilities in the Midwestern U.S.

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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 will return to the annual Global Cold Chain Expo June 10-12, in Chicago, Illinois. The expo is where businesses gather to find solutions and share best practices for managing the complexities of the perishable supply chain.

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Penske Logistics will be a participant in the upcoming 2018 Megatrend Series: Transportation Summit taking place on October 17 in Chicago, co-hosted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee. Tom Scollard, Penske vice president of dedicated contract carriage, will be a speaker on the Carrier Steps to Improve Capacity panel. Click here for more information and to register.

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Penske Logistics introduced a new guide simplifying the process for shippers to evaluate dedicated contract carriage services. The free 15-page publication serves as a how-to guide on selecting the right dedicated transportation partner.

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Global Trade magazine has named Penske Logistics to its 2016 list of America’s Top Trucking Providers, highlighting the company’s dedicated contract carriage services. In the February-March issue, the publication explained of its DCC listing: “when you don’t require an entire fleet but resources don’t permit, these partners can fill that need with trucks that can act as your own company vehicles.”

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The Food Logistics magazine webcast, Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2016, will feature Tom Scollard, vice president of dedicated contract carriage forPenske Logistics. It will be held on December 9 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Click here to register for this complimentary webcast. Penske is also a sponsor.

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Penske Logistics has been honored by Eastman Chemical Company with a Special Recognition Award for assisting with domestic moves and supplying additional refrigerated capacity in a very tight market. The services that Penske provides to the company in Tennessee and South Carolina include dedicated contract carriage and inbound freight management from regional ports.

“It is quite the accomplishment to be formally recognized as one of Eastman Chemical’s most valued suppliers,” stated Jeff Jackson, Penske Logistics senior vice president of operations for the eastern region. “We enjoy having such a strong partnership with Eastman, it’s truly an honor.”

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