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With just a month before the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the spotlight is on preparation. Take steps now to help keep yourself and your property safe.

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For more than two decades, the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has designated one week each spring as National Work Zone Awareness Week; and Monday, April 20, marks the beginning of this year's campaign.

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Amy Ilyes, vice president of logistics engineering at Penske Logistics, has been named as one of the Women in Trucking Association's (WIT) 2020 Top Women to Watch in Transportation.

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In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, Penske wants to provide professional truck drivers with guidance and a few helpful tips on how they can help ensure our roadways are safe for everyone – including themselves.

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Editor's Note: In recognition of Women's History Month, the "Move Ahead" blog will feature profiles of Penske associates who help to move our company and the trucking industry forward.

Like most young children, Tierra Snell was fascinated by the large, imposing emergency vehicles parked in firehouses. Yet unlike most, she was able to see them up close and personal.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine has named Dawn LaPlaca, a Penske Logistics lead logistics provider (LLP) manager working in suburban Cleveland, to their 2020 Pros to Know list.

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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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With just days until the big game in Miami, Florida, football fans are huddling up to score the perfect combination of food and beverages for their tailgates and watch parties.

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The blush of a new year can be the perfect time for fleet managers to explore new tools to help with asset management and performance.

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Editor's note: This story is the final story in our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrated Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we spotlighted associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

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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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A yellow Penske rental truck served as the perfect stand-in for Santa's sleigh this week in North Carolina, as it helped Support Military Families deliver holiday gifts to military families.

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Editor's note: This story is part of our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrate Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

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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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Editor's note: This story is part of our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrate Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

On a recent fall evening, as the temperature dipped outside, Penske associates in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, were serving warm meals with a side of fellowship to the area's homeless and hungry.

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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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Today Penske Truck Leasing ("PTL") marks its 50th anniversary. Penske Truck Leasing was founded in 1969 by Roger Penske in Reading, Pennsylvania. The company was created through the acquisition of a car and light truck rental and leasing business with three locations in eastern Pennsylvania. To help commemorate the company's 50th anniversary, the Pennsylvania State Senate declared December 1, 2019, as Penske Truck Leasing Day.

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Editor's note: This story is part of our "50 Stories of People Helping People" series. As we celebrate Penske's 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

Thanksgiving celebrations around bountiful dinner tables can prove to be elusive for families facing food insecurity.

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Planning a cross-country trip this Thanksgiving holiday? Make sure to pack an extra helping of patience for the road.

AAA expects more than 55 million holiday travelers – the highest amount since 2005 – to travel from Wednesday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Dec. 1, by train, plane and automobile to holiday destinations.

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