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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 today announced the Class of 2020 Driver Wall of Fame inductees and members of the Platinum, Gold and Silver classes as part of the company's Premier Driver Recognition Program for its professional truck drivers in the United States and Canada.

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Penske Logistics is the recipient of a 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company is being honored for its best-in-class sustainability practices in the Truck Carrier category. This is the fifth such honor this decade and the fourth consecutive win for the organization.

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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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The 2021 25th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study shows that shippers and their third-party logistics providers are working together to create positive relationships as well as a competitive advantage. Additionally, shippers have high expectations of what they need from logistics providers, and 3PLs are responding with increased technological and digital capabilities, improved service levels and greater efficiency.

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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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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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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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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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When shippers are seeking to turn over a substantial portion of their transportation to a dedicated contract carriage provider, there are some vital components that the dedicated carrier needs to possess. I will outline a few of them here.

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The popular phrase “third time’s the charm” doesn’t apply to Penske Logistics truck driver Neil Kirk after he was named a captain of the American Trucking Associations 2015-2016 America’s Road Team on his second attempt. The announcement was made last night at a Capitol Hill event in Washington, D.C.

“I’m really thrilled and humbled,” said Kirk, who spent his first day attending educational sessions and onboarding meetings. “It’s not just my win – it’s a company win. My friends and family supported me.

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