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A new year can bring several unknowns, especially in transportation and logistics, which are navigating increased volatility and operational pressures. To help those within the industry prepare for the year ahead, we sat down with several industry experts to get their thoughts on capacity, operations, sustainability and how to prepare for 2024.

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Penske Logistics professional truck driver Tom Warters is one of 36 finalists for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) America’s Road Team. PJ Singh is nearing completion of his two-year team representing Penske. America’s Road Team, a group of professional truck drivers with superior safety records, was created in 1986 to represent the trucking industry.

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Supply chain management is often regarded as a dynamic and ever-evolving industry, but what's the perspective of the young professionals entering this field?

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Penske Logistics has recently received the 2023 Cross Dock Award from Toyota North America at Toyota’s Annual Supplier Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Penske received this award for its highly rated service, unwavering commitment to safety and dedication to innovative Kaizen ideas.

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As National Trucking Week (Sept. 3-9) celebrations come to a close in Canada, Penske continues celebrating our drivers – this time those based in the U.S. – with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 10-16.

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With Hurricane Idalia expected to make landfall Wednesday in Florida, fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm’s impact.

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Global volatility has continued to disrupt supply chains, and flexibility, efficiency and resilience are vital for companies throughout the logistics sector. Third-party logistics providers have played increasingly significant roles with shippers, providing data management, visibility and analytics that are helping to transform supply chain networks.

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Penske celebrates Warehouse Associate Appreciation Week from June 11-17. Please join us in recognizing the dedication and commitment of more than 5,000 Penske warehouse associates who keep the world moving forward.

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Penske Logistics is ramping up its freight brokerage capabilities this year with increased hiring and the opening of two new locations in the United States. Penske has introduced new offices in Chicago and Edison, New Jersey.

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With a month until the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, now is the time to get ready for potential storms, as preparation is key to keeping you and your property safe.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, April 30 – May 6, provides an opportunity to review your safety plans and make any changes long before a storm arrives.

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Road construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining the health of the nation’s highways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers and road workers alike. New speed limits, traffic patterns and rights of way, as well as worker and vehicle movement, can all impact work zone safety, putting drivers and workers at risk.

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The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) has named Christiane Meyer, director of strategic accounts for Penske Logistics, to its 2023 list of Top Women to Watch in Transportation. This prestigious list recognizes top performers who go the extra mile to advance gender diversity in transportation.

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READING, Pa.—Feb. 14, 2023Food Logistics magazine has named Steve Chambers, vice president of operations for Penske Logistics, as one of the winners of this year’s Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, which recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, stated: “Not all rock stars are famous musicians. There are several rock stars right here in the cold chain, promoting workforce development, solving supply chain disruptions, mitigating risks and helping to heal the supply chain. They’re shaping the future of our global cold chains. And they’re doing so in a way that’s both humble and pragmatic. Every year, I’m honored to celebrate these go-getters, and this year is no exception.”

Since 2014, Chambers has made impacts to improve quality, efficiency and workforce at Penske Logistics. In his current role, vice president of operations, he leads 11 distribution centers across the United States, nine of which are food distribution centers. Through his leadership, Penske Logistics was recognized as a 2022 Top Food Chain Supplier by Food Chain Digest.

“Steve is all in, always. His vast expertise makes him an incredible asset to our organization,” said Marc Althen, president, Penske Logistics. “The efforts of collaboration he puts forth, both internally and externally, drive his success. He places priority on people, purpose, excellence and growth. He’s a true leader of the supply chain, and I congratulate him for receiving this honor from Food Logistics magazine.”

Penske Logistics provides innovative food and beverage solutions with fresh, on-time delivery, every time. Among the ways that these solutions are achieved: Via temperature-controlled supply chain; flexible vendor pickups and just-in-time deliveries; sophisticated equipment tracking; a keen understanding of store and vendor requirements; delivery coordination between vendors, distribution centers and stores; distribution center management; and local sourcing of the freshest products.

Penske Logistics is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. The company is a leading provider of innovative supply chain and logistics solutions. Penske offers solutions including dedicated transportation, distribution center management, lead logistics, freight management, transportation management, freight brokerage, and a comprehensive array of technologies to keep the world moving forward. Visit PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Food Logistics magazine has named Steve Chambers, vice president of operations for Penske Logistics, as one of the winners of this year’s Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, which recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

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Penske is committed to helping veterans move forward every day, and we are thankful for their service and sacrifice.

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Like many college students, Lillia Evans cherished holiday visits to her Rochester, New York, home to reconnect with family and enjoy this special time with her mother, Evans’ champion and confidante.

Everything changed for Evans on a Thanksgiving visit eight years ago when her mother confided that she found a suspicious mass, which would later be diagnosed as breast cancer.

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HURRICANE IAN UPDATE

The following Penske Truck Leasing locations are operating with modified hours due to Hurricane Ian as of Oct. 4, 2022, at 3 p.m. EST.

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With Hurricane Ian expected to make landfall in Florida, fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm’s impact.

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In today’s world, nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need. And as our world faced unprecedented challenges throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it was our resilient and committed truck drivers who kept our businesses, grocery stories and hospitals stocked with the essential items needed to keep us safe.

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