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Penske Logistics has been recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine for top industry performances. The leading supply chain publication has placed Penske Logistics on its 2020 lists for Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers and 75 Green Supply Chain Partners.

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Baby2Baby, a national nonprofit that provides basic essentials to children living in poverty and a recipient of a $3 million clothing donation from Old Navy, has received complimentary trucking assistance from Penske Logistics to distribute children's clothing to the Baby2Baby National Network.

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READING, Pa., July 15, 2020 – Baby2Baby, a national nonprofit that provides basic essentials to children living in poverty and a recipient of a $3 million clothing donation from Old Navy, has received complimentary trucking assistance from Penske Logistics to distribute children's clothing to the Baby2Baby National Network.

Baby2Baby required a newly designed transportation network in a dozen markets for the 600,000 units of clothing, so Penske Logistics agreed to pick up the donations from Old Navy facilities and deliver them directly to members of the Baby2Baby National Network.

During the months of June and July Penske picked up and delivered Old Navy merchandise to the following markets: Atlanta; Baltimore; Birmingham, Alabama; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville; Scottsdale, Arizona; Seattle; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Westchester, New York.

"We are very pleased to support the Baby2Baby National Network by providing dedicated contract carriage solutions to aid families around the country during this difficult time," explained Marc Althen, Penske Logistics president. "We also helped design a new network to pick up donated merchandise from Old Navy distribution centers and retail stores."

"The need for basic essentials is higher than ever for the families Baby2Baby serves. They were struggling before the COVID-19 crisis, and now they are struggling even more because of millions of lost jobs, empty shelves and increased lack of access to these critical items," explained Baby2Baby Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein.

"Clothing is one of the most basic necessities and when we can give it to families living in poverty, they can spend their extremely limited funds on food and rent," they added. "We are so grateful to Penske Logistics and Old Navy for helping us put clothing into the hands of hundreds of thousands of children across the country."

In the last 17 weeks, Baby2Baby has also distributed over 25 million basic essentials including diapers, formula, soap, shampoo, baby food and more to some of the most vulnerable children across the country impacted by COVID-19.

On May 12, Old Navy announced a larger $30 million clothing donation to American families in need.

Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization led by Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein, provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. In the last 9 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 100 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals and underserved schools as well as children who have lost everything in the wake of disaster. Every year, Baby2Baby serves hundreds of thousands of children across the country. To learn more about Baby2Baby please visit

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The survey is now live for the 2021 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing, and we are seeking input from supply chain professionals. Please use this link to take the survey that closes on July 31.

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After a solid 2019, the logistics industry was initially traumatized after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the globe. However, the logistics industry has demonstrated resilience, and it is already adapting to new market demands.

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Across the supply chain, powered industrial trucks – more commonly known as forklifts – play a central role in helping to move millions of pounds of freight each year.

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The State of Logistics Report this year will make its debut virtually on June 23 by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The report is researched and prepared by global consulting firm Kearney and presented by Penske Logistics.

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Penske Vehicle Services, a Penske Logistics subsidiary headquartered in Troy, Michigan, is the recipient of a $28,000 COVID-19 Mobility Solutions Grant from PlanetM, the mobility initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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The time has once again arrived and we are asking for your support. 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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As businesses adjust to new demands in their daily operations and supply chains, Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics can help with a variety of solutions to meet your fleet and logistics needs including: rental trucks, leases, used trucks and logistics services.

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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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COVID-19 has stressed the supply chain, exposed vulnerabilities, and provided valuable insights into the role a trusted supply chain partner can play during times of crisis. Those within Penske's dedicated contract carriage division have helped customers smooth out the supply chain and are working with them on the next phase as the country reopens and supply chains are affected once again.

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Penske Transportation Solutions recently launched its Never Stop Moving™ podcast series to offer a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's largest truck fleets.

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Penske Logistics senior vice president of global sales Joe Carlier will join a panel of experts in a May 21 webinar hosted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) on the 2020 Third-Party Logistics Study. Please click here to register.

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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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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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Bob Black is the new managing director for Penske Logistics in Mexico. His duties include operations oversight and leading business growth and development in Mexico.

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Penske Logistics will once again have a strong presence at the upcoming Automotive Logistics Mexico Conference. It will take place at Mexico City's Marquis Reforma, February 25-27.

In addition to serving as the event's Premier Sponsor, Penske will co-present a session with its customer Toyota.

On Day 1, Penske Logistics vice president of enterprise accounts, Stacy Schlachter, and Eliel Cole, production control general manager, Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, will host a case study.

Entitled The Importance of Developing Adaptive Logistics Partnerships, these experts will discuss real-life collaboration success stories between a third-party logistics company and an automotive manufacturer.

Organized by Automotive Logistics magazine, this event includes presentations by a wide range of automotive supply chain professionals. The conference will be attended by industry thought-leaders and senior executives from OEMs, tier suppliers, logistics providers and infrastructure operators.

By "Move Ahead" Staff

Penske Logistics patrocinará y hará una presentación en la conferencia Automotive Logistics México de 2020

Penske Logistics tendrá nuevamente una presencia importante en la próxima conferencia Automotive Logistics México. Tendrá lugar en el Marquis Reforma de la Ciudad de México, del 25 al 27 de febrero.

Además de servir como patrocinador principal del evento, Penske presentará una sesión junto con su cliente Toyota.

El 1.º día, la vicepresidenta de Cuentas Empresariales de Penske Logistics, Stacy Schlachter, y Eliel Cole, director general de Control de Producción de Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Guanajuato, organizarán un estudio de caso.

Bajo el título The Importance of Developing Adaptive Logistics Partnerships (La importancia de desarrollar asociaciones de logística de adaptación), estos expertos conversarán sobre historias de éxito de colaboración en la vida real entre una empresa de logística de terceros y un fabricante de automóviles.

Este evento, organizado por la revista Automotive Logistics, incluye presentaciones de una amplia gama de profesionales de la cadena de suministro automotriz. A la conferencia asistirán líderes de pensamiento de la industria y ejecutivos de alto nivel de los principales fabricantes, proveedores de nivel, proveedores de logística y operadores de infraestructura.

Por el personal de "Move Ahead"

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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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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