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Young professionals are seeking out roles in the supply chain to help make a difference, take advantage of a variety of opportunities, and experience the fast pace and challenges of keeping supply chains running on time.

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Resilience, innovation and a focus on strategic relationships are helping logisticians navigate challenging conditions that started last year and continue to disrupt supply chains globally.

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Shippers and their third-party logistics providers are working together to navigate fluctuating demand, capacity problems and uncertainties in the market. The majority of both groups report that their relationships are successful.

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LeAnne Coulter, vice president of freight management for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders and executives who set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company's supply chain network.

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Penske Logistics will once again be a Global Sponsor of the upcoming Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE conference in Atlanta, September 19-22. In addition, Penske executives will lend their expertise to a trio of educational sessions at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Professional truck drivers have faced the challenges of the pandemic with strength and resilience as they worked to keep the global supply chain moving.

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The next few weeks will mark the most dangerous and active period of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, making hurricane preparation even more vital for fleet managers and others.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has teamed up with roadside inspectors across North America to promote brake health and safety.

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Logisticians have a history of rising to the occasion in the face of hardship, and third-party logistics providers worked throughout 2020 to respond to supply chain disruptions, addressing unexpected challenges while driving efficiency and innovation.

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A continued increase in demand coupled with carrier constraints and a driver shortage has strained capacity, and carriers are getting more selective with the freight they will haul. The current situation is worse than the last extraordinarily tight market the industry faced in 2018, and it is expected to last through the end of the year.

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Penske Truck Leasing has debuted a facility in Romulus, Michigan, near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. With an address of 37750 Northline Road, the location offers full-service truck leasing and contract truck fleet maintenance services.

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Powered industrial trucks – such as clamp trucks, electric power jacks and forklifts, play a central role in helping to move millions of pounds of freight each year across the global supply chain.

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Mark your calendars for June 24 – the date that the 2021 edition of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report will be released. Presented by Penske Logistics, and researched and prepared by Kearney, it will be launched virtually. Click here to register.

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Penske Logistics is seeking your support in the upcoming election. Voting is now open for the Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. Each year, in its July issue, Inbound Logistics magazine publishes a comprehensive resource on third-party logistics and the outsourced logistics market.

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In 2019 Penske Logistics truck driver Jerry Wood was just one of eight Penske associates to earn induction into the Driver Wall of Fame (reserved for company drivers who have reached the milestone of 20 years of consecutive safe driving). This week, he was named the 2020 Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) Driver of the Year.

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Penske Logistics is seeking input from supply chain professionals to participate in the 2022 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing. The survey is now live and will close on July 16. Click here to get started.

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Penske Logistics, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Korn Ferry are seeking young professionals working in the supply chain and logistics field to complete a survey. The goal is to find out what young professionals think about working in the supply chain field, why they are attracted to the business, and what are they looking for in a career? Access the survey here. It is open until April 30.

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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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Ray Fowler was just 19 when he decided to join the Marine Corps, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncles who served before him.

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