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Penske Transportation Solutions has received a 2023 Military-Friendly Employer designation from VIQTORY, the publisher of the G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse publications. Organizations that received this distinction were culled from public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. In excess of 1,000 companies completed the survey.

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Penske Logistics has earned entry onto the 2022 Top Food Chain Providers listing, as announced by Food Chain Digest, the official publication of the Food Shippers of America.

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Penske Logistics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program as a High Performer in a pair of clean transportation categories. Penske earned the listing in the Truck Carrier Carbon Metrics and Logistics Freight Management categories.

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Jamie Rigot, vice president of dedicated contract carriage operations for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders whose accomplishments and mentorship set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain.

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Throughout 2021, surging demand, tight capacity, supply chain disruptions and inflation kept intense pressures on the logistics sector, but a stuttering rebalancing of demand and supply is currently underway as the economy has slowed. However, those within the logistics industry should continue to expect the unexpected and focus on collaboration and contingency planning within their operations as they work towards greater stability.

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While the past year has brought some stability back to selected areas of the supply chain, global businesses continue to face volatility and uncertainty. Even supply chains that are well-equipped with talent, technologies, and financial resources have experienced significant challenges, and the quality of relationships between third-party logistics providers, and shippers, is a vital component of overall supply chain success.

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In today’s world, nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need. And as our world faced unprecedented challenges throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it was our resilient and committed truck drivers who kept our businesses, grocery stories and hospitals stocked with the essential items needed to keep us safe.

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As the world faced unprecedented and uncertain times over the past two years, truck drivers helped hospitals, medical offices and stores stay stocked with the essentials needed to stay healthy and safe.
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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual EDGE conference takes place soon and Penske Logistics will have a major presence there. The company will serve as an exhibitor, top event sponsor, and feature three company officers offering their knowledge at educational sessions.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual Brake Safety Week from Aug. 21 -27 with a focus on brake hose/tubing chafing violations.

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Penske Logistics has been named a 2022 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain, a leading industry information resource. Penske is one of 100 organizations that made the list.

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Surging demand, tight capacity, supply chain disruptions and inflation kept intense pressures on the entire logistics sector throughout 2021, and 2022 seems to be offering little respite as uncertainties linger. Shippers are increasingly seeking the assistance of third-party logistics providers in navigating supply chain complexity, service disruptions and surging customer demands.

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Penske Logistics’ warehouse associates play an important role to help keep our supply chains – and world – moving.

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The yearly Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report will return to an in-person presentation on June 21. Presented by Penske Logistics and authored by Kearney, this study will be unveiled at its traditional home, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. CSCMP members can tune in via a livestream.

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Penske Logistics will take part later this month in a brand-new event being hosted by the National Retail Federation, the Supply Chain 360 conference and expo, taking place June 20-21 in Cleveland. Penske will be an exhibitor and speak on a panel.

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Penske Logistics is requesting insights from supply chain professionals to participate in the 2023 Third-Party Logistics Study. The survey is now live and will close on June 29. Please click here to begin.

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Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force May 17-19 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck. This year’s focus is on wheel ends.

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In the third annual State of Sustainable Fleets Market Brief, released today and available at no cost, transportation fleets continued to report a resounding trend — their use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing. Report title sponsors are Daimler Truck North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, and Shell Oil Company. Cummins, Inc. is a supply chain sponsor of the report.

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Penske Logistics’ work in the automotive sector has been recognized by long-time customer General Motors, with a pair of 2021 Supplier of the Year awards, at GM’s recent Phoenix awards ceremony. Penske took home the hardware in the Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) category for services provided in Mexico, and for Dedicated Delivery Service (DDS) efforts to transport service parts to GM dealerships in the United States.

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Penske Logistics professional truck driver PJ Singh was named a member of the prestigious 2022-2023 American Trucking Associations (ATA) America’s Road Team. Singh is the fourth ATA Road Team Captain in the company’s history. Based in Stockton, California, he services regional food and beverage accounts.

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