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Penske Logistics has earned entry onto the 2022 Top Food Chain Providers listing, as announced by Food Chain Digest, the official publication of the Food Shippers of America.

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Penske Logistics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program as a High Performer in a pair of clean transportation categories. Penske earned the listing in the Truck Carrier Carbon Metrics and Logistics Freight Management categories.

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Jamie Rigot, vice president of dedicated contract carriage operations for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders whose accomplishments and mentorship set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain.

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Cristy Sinclair, the first-ever Penske Logistics director of food safety, has been recognized as a 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain by Food Logistics magazine. The honor recognizes influential individuals whose achievements, hard work and vision have helped shape the cold food supply chain.

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Penske Logistics professional truck driver PJ Singh was named a member of the prestigious 2022-2023 American Trucking Associations (ATA) America’s Road Team. Singh is the fourth ATA Road Team Captain in the company’s history. Based in Stockton, California, he services regional food and beverage accounts.

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Penske Logistics is proud to recognize and welcome 22 drivers into its 2020 and 2021 Diamond Classes, the highest level of safety recognition at the company. The inductees have achieved 20 consecutive years of preventable incident- and injury-free driving, an accomplishment that less than 1 percent of Penske drivers achieve.

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A pair of Penske Logistics professional truck drivers are finalists for the 2022-2023 American Trucking Associations (ATA) America's Road Team. PJ Singh and Scott Wood are among the 36 finalists announced this week by the ATA. Singh and Wood have a combined 50 years of industry-leading safe driving experience.

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Penske Logistics customer Cardinal Health has been employing a pair of Kalmar T2E electric truck yard tractors at its Riverside, California, facility for the last year. The overarching goal is to assess how implementation of electric vehicles can establish more efficient and sustainable operations.

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For the past 17 years, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its yearly report on the top issues facing the transportation industry.

The annual report is based on ATRI's vigorous surveying system, a cumulation of responses from truck drivers, motor carriers and other industry stakeholders. Each respondent ranks their top three concerns from a list of 30 pre-determined topics – along with their top three preferred approaches to address each main issue head on.

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Paving the way in innovative transportation and logistics solutions, Penske Logistics has been selected as a 2021 Top Trucker by Inbound Logistics.

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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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