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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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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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Penske had much to celebrate at the first annual Leaders and Legends Dinner hosted by the Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Heading back to college? Penskehttps://www.pensketruckrental.com/ offers college students 10 percent off on all truck rentals, along with free unlimited miles on one-way rentals.

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Athletes – some 600 strong – rode bikes and hand cycles cross-country recently as part of the 15th annual Face of America Ride, an event that seeks to both honor and forge a kinship among military veterans who have been injured or disabled during their service.

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It was Matt’s one true wish – to ride inside a big rig and speak with his sister Heather on a CB radio.

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With each careful brush stroke, the weathered but proud façade of an aging West Reading, Pennsylvania, row home was brought back to life by a group of Penske associates, one coat of paint at a time.

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Catherine D’Amato, GBFB president and CEO; Andrew Vassil, area vice president at Penske; and Woody Bradford, GBFB chairman of the board

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Penske Logistics Warehouse Order Selectors (from left): Todd Hall, Melvin Robertson and Aumoir Garnett.

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Among the renaissance stories to be retold on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina are those of dozens of Penske associates who called an empty Baton Rouge, Louisiana, office building home.

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Little Draven was all set for his first road trip from his home in New York to Virginia, where he was about to appear at a fundraising gala in Fredericksburg.

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Newly hired Penske associate Junior Bernard had a more difficult childhood than most others. Growing up in Haiti, he lived without running water or electricity, and faced the threat of starvation daily. When a devastating earthquake hit his nation in 2010, hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives. Bernard knew he needed a new start.

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A desire to provide school supplies for teachers in need blossomed into many holiday blessings for three Ohio families.

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Lloyd De Merchant, area maintenance manager forPenske in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Volvo Trucks Canada Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar June 18.

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Penske Logistics driver Rodney Simpson was returning from his last run on a recent Saturday morning – less than a half hour away from putting a period on what had been an uneventful day – when he noticed a car in front of him swerve from lane to lane and tumble down an embankment.

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Penske received the Leadership Award from the United Way of Berks County, Pa., for ranking second on its Top 10 list of supporting organizations during its annual drive.

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During a move, your four-legged friends are just as precious as your belongings. That’s whyPenske has teamed with Kurgo to keep dogs safely secured with a harness while traveling in a Penske rental truck.

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Third-party logistics companies worldwide say recruiting and retaining managers is one of their biggest challenges. Here are some steps providers can to take to remedy this growing concern. I have been conducting research into the third-party logistics (3PL) industry for nearly 25 years. For the last 20 years I have done three annual regional surveys of the chief executive officers (CEOs) of many of the largest 3PLs in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Each year I ask those surveyed to identify the most significant problems faced by their companies in those markets. Most years "finding and keeping talented managers" ranks among the top three problems in each of those regions. It is also typically ranked as one of the most significant market dynamics in each regional survey.

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Penske Truck Leasing’s Vice President of Supply and Planning Paul Rosa won theOlivet Boys & Girls Clubs' Kiss A Pig fundraiser May 22 with a record-breaking $111,884.

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