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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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On November 10, Penske Transportation Solutions will participate in a Reuters Event webinar, Intelligent Asset Management throughout Supply Chain Transportation. Bill Combs, vice president connected vehicles strategy and experimentation, will be the Penske expert.

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With Tropical Storm Zeta expected to strengthen to a hurricane before striking the Gulf Coast, truck fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm's impact.

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With Hurricane Delta increasing to Category 4 strength, fleet operators in the Gulf Coast are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm's impact.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive has launched a new award designed specifically for women leaders in the supply chain industry and Penske Logistics' own Stacy Schlachter, vice president of sales and enterprise accounts, is included on the inaugural list.

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The 2021 25th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study shows that shippers and their third-party logistics providers are working together to create positive relationships as well as a competitive advantage. Additionally, shippers have high expectations of what they need from logistics providers, and 3PLs are responding with increased technological and digital capabilities, improved service levels and greater efficiency.

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Increased consumer demand for food and other goods during the coronavirus pandemic has forced retailers to turn to warehouses – and warehouse associates – to help replenish store shelves.

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Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force from Sept. 9 to 11 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck.

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Increased consumer demand for food and other goods during the coronavirus pandemic has forced retailers to turn to warehouses – and warehouse associates – to help replenish store shelves.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and roadside inspectors are teaming up this week across North America to promote brake health and safety.

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