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On a sprawling retreat south of Louisville, Kentucky, Debi Tribbey was hard at work trying to wrestle with a group of vines, which formed a stranglehold on a section of fencing.

"There were so many tough vines that had gone through the fencing," said Tribbey, district financial manager for Penske Truck Leasing in Louisville. "It was almost like de-needling."

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With the sound of gunfire still echoing from the 21-gun salute, Michael Phillips, a member of the Navy Ceremonial Guard, stood at attention, saluting a fallen Navy hero as taps began to play.

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With the threat hostile forces nearby, Autumn Barrett remained alert as she patrolled her U.S. Air Force base deep in the heart of Iraq.

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As a truck driver in the Army, Scott 'Hutch' Hutchison's duties took him just feet from the border between North and South Korea to the war-torn sands of Iraq.

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Loren Robinson grew up listening to his uncles' and brothers' recollections of their military service – from World War II to Vietnam – knowing one day, he would continue his family's legacy of service.

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Penske was recently named a 2020 Military-Friendly Employer in recognition of the company's commitment to creating employment opportunities for veterans.

The list, created by VIQTORY, which publishes G.I. Jobs and Military Spouses magazines, serves as a bellwether for veterans and their spouses in their search for the best employment opportunities.

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The entire Penske organization congratulates Roger S. Penske on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mr. Penske received the award from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony held yesterday in the Oval Office.

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For the fourth time this decade, Penske Logistics has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its sustainability efforts, collecting a 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award in the Truck Carrier category. Penske Logistics also attained SmartWay awards in 2018, 2017 and 2013.

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The Penske Logistics Premier Driver Recognition Program honored 44 safe truck drivers in the United States and Canada as part of the 2019 Platinum and Gold classes. The Platinum class requirements include 15 consecutive years of safe driving and the Gold class recognizes those with 10 consecutive years of safe driving.

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Young professionals see working within the supply chain as an exciting career option and said there are good opportunities for advancement or promotions. The majority of respondents taking part in the 2019 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals/Penske Logistics Young Professionals Survey, which surveyed more than 100 supply chain professionals under age 30, said they enjoy working in the supply chain and that it makes them content.

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Shippers and third-party logistics providers are continuing to collaborate as they find solutions to meet their supply chain goals, improve efficiency, and manage their overall transportation spend. Increased availability of data and the utilization of technology are driving improvement across the supply chain, particularly as shippers navigate growing consumer and customer demands, complex shipping operations.

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Brake components will be the focus of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 15-21, with inspectors conducting roadside commercial vehicle safety inspections across North America.

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Penske Logistics has been named to the Inbound Logistics magazine 2019 Top 100 Trucker list. This month Penske has been celebrating its 5,500-plus truck drivers across North America by taking part in driver appreciation weeks in the United States and Canada.

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Penske Logistics will appear on a trio of educational sessions and once again serve as a Global Sponsor at the upcoming Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE conference in Anaheim, California, from September 15-18.

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Professional truck drivers are the face of our brand; they make impressions throughout their day that signify what Penske represents. Drivers are the faces behind what we do — helping move lives and businesses forward.

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Penske Logistics will discuss its strong safety culture for a webinar, Catapult Your Way to Safety & Operational Success, on September 12 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Jason Herr, the vice president of safety, will join other industry experts on this complimentary Transport Topics webinar. Please click here to register for a broadcast that was made possible by SmartDrive Systems, a driver safety and transportation intelligence company.

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Penske Logistics has been honored with Quest for Quality Awards for its transportation management and warehousing solutions by Logistics Management magazine. The magazine and Peerless Research Group obtained in excess of 4,500 industry responses as part of the process.

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Professional truck drivers are the face of our brand; they make impressions throughout their day that signify what Penske represents. Drivers are the faces behind what we do — helping move lives and businesses forward.

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With Hurricane Dorian expected to reach the Florida Atlantic Coast in the coming days, fleet operators in the area are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the hurricane’s arrival.

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Penske Logistics has been named to the current Top Third-Party Logistics (3PL) & Cold Storage Providers list by Food Logistics magazine.

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