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Penske has tips and resources available to help truck fleet operators prepare for a hurricane and guidance on where to go in the event you need assistance after the storm.

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Penske Logistics is a recipient of the Food Logistics 2024 Top 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) & Cold Storage Providers Award. The honor shines a spotlight on industry-leading 3PLs and cold storage providers in the food and beverage space.

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The 2024 State of Logistics Report revealed that U.S. supply chains pressured by global economic volatility -- including inflation, climate change and geopolitical conflicts -- are enhancing their capabilities by investing in supply chain technologies to accelerate resilience, agility and flexibility to navigate current and future disruption.

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The forward-looking 2025 Third-Party Logistics Study survey is now live, and we are seeking input from supply chain professionals. Please click here if you would like to participate. This year’s main topics include artificial intelligence (AI) and the supply chain; change management; and the evolution of direct-to-consumer service expectations. The study will also provide continuing the conversation updates and allow for further context on current industry trends.

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A record number of travelers are expected to drive to Memorial Day holiday destinations to celebrate the unofficial start to summer.

Joining them will be thousands of do-it-yourself movers heading to new hometowns and professional truck drivers, working hard to keep the supply chain moving.

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Penske Logistics is aware that criminals are utilizing fraudulent Penske email addresses, including but not limited to, @penskelogisticsllc, to fraudulently solicit business for its operations. Please disregard these emails. Only emails ending in @penske.com are considered legitimate messages from Penske Logistics.

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Reading, Pa., March 8, 2024Penske Logistics is pleased to announce that Amy Ilyes, vice president of Logistics Engineering has been honored with the 2024 Pros to Know Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. This recognition is in the Lifetime Achievement category.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a leading publication covering the global supply chain, acknowledges individuals for their outstanding contributions to supply chain management. Amy Ilyes’ acknowledgment highlights her significant impact on the industry.

Throughout her career, Ilyes has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation within supply chain management. Her leadership roles and contributions have led to notable advancements and improvements in operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and strategic decision-making within Penske Logistics.

“This achievement is a testament to her unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership – not only raising the bar for Penske Logistics, Amy also sets a benchmark for the overall industry,” said Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions for Penske Logistics. “Her expertise and hard work are truly commendable.”

Looking ahead, Amy aims to leverage data analytics and machine learning techniques to further enhance decision-making while fostering innovation and sustainability.

The Lifetime Achievement category honors company leaders who’ve made outstanding contributions to the supply chain space and have at least 10 years’ documented experience in supply chain and logistics. Recipients of the award, including Amy, will be featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive's March 2024 issue, providing insights into their achievements and contributions to the field.

Penske Logistics is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. The company is a leading provider of innovative supply chain and logistics solutions. Penske offers solutions including dedicated transportation, distribution center management, lead logistics, freight management, transportation management, freight brokerage, and a comprehensive array of technologies to keep the world moving forward. Visit PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Penske Logistics is utilizing machine learning technology to further automate the process for customer goods that are being handled at a distribution center. Penske is the first Blue Yonder customer to employ their innovative Yard Management solution.

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A new year can bring several unknowns, especially in transportation and logistics, which are navigating increased volatility and operational pressures. To help those within the industry prepare for the year ahead, we sat down with several industry experts to get their thoughts on capacity, operations, sustainability and how to prepare for 2024.

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Penske Logistics today announced the appointment of Jeff Jackson as its new president in advance of the planned retirement of Marc Althen. Jackson is a longtime Penske leader with more than 28 years of experience in the transportation industry.

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READING, Pa., December 13, 2023 – Penske Logistics honored its 2023 Freight Management Carrier Awards program recipients during an awards ceremony in Phoenix. Category winners were selected from among Penske’s base of trucking carriers operating within its freight management operations. There are several award qualifications: A Penske Logistics enterprise scorecard combined with customer, operations and sourcing feedback.

LeAnne Coulter, vice president of freight management for Penske Logistics: “Congratulations to all our award winners. We appreciate their support in helping Penske Logistics manage an ever-evolving supply chain.”

The 2023 Penske Logistics Freight Management Carrier Award winners:

Brokerage Provider Award

  • Kirsch Transportation Services, Inc.
  • RXO Capacity Solutions
  • Total Quality Logistics

Flatbed Transporter Award

  • Freedom Trans Dedicated
  • Landstar

Intermodal Carrier Award

  • DRT Transportation LLC
  • Hub Group

Less-Than-Truckload Canadian Carrier Award

  • TST-CF Express

Less-Than-Truckload U.S. National Carrier Award

  • ArcBest
  • Estes Express Lines

Less-Than-Truckload U.S. Regional Carrier Award

  • Dayton Freight Lines, Inc.
  • PITT OHIO

Liquid Bulk Transporter Award

  • Gorski Bulk Transport
  • Solar Transport
  • Venezia Liquid Tank Lines, Inc.

Truckload Canada Award

  • Lion Force Transport, Inc.
  • TransEmerge Transport

Truckload U.S. National Carrier Award

  • Crane Transport
  • Intercity Direct LLC

Truckload U.S. Regional Carrier Award

  • Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • Midwest Freight Systems Corp.
  • Nussbaum Transportation

Penske Logistics has more than $7.4 billion in freight under management. Penske provides freight management and brokerage solutions to help manage transportation networks, and handle seasonal needs, capacity surges and challenging lanes. Please click here to learn more about joining Penske’s carrier network.

Penske Logistics is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. The company is a leading provider of innovative supply chain and logistics solutions. Penske offers solutions including dedicated transportation, distribution center management, lead logistics, freight management, transportation management, freight brokerage, and a comprehensive array of technologies to keep the world moving forward. Visit PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Penske Truck Leasing has earned placement on the VIQTORY 2024 Top Military-Friendly Employers list, in the over $5 billion category. VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that produces publications like Military Spouse and G.I. Jobs magazines.

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Penske Logistics professional truck driver Tom Warters is one of 36 finalists for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) America’s Road Team. PJ Singh is nearing completion of his two-year team representing Penske. America’s Road Team, a group of professional truck drivers with superior safety records, was created in 1986 to represent the trucking industry.

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Penske associates across the organization will join today for Penske Pink Out – an associate-led breast cancer awareness event now in its ninth year.

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Penske Logistics has been honored by Food Chain Digest, the official magazine of the Food Shippers of America, as a 2023 Top Food Chain Provider. Penske is one of only 25 honorees this year.

The program highlights third-party logistics companies and other providers that excel in capabilities and service to food transportation, logistics, distribution, and supply chain management. Food Chain Digest staff sifted through more than 6,000 tallied votes to reach this list of 25 honorees.

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Volatility in supply chains remains, but an overall softening of freight has created opportunities for shippers to realign and reshuffle allocations of business as they focus on resilience, cost management and strong relationships.

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Relationships and collaboration are essential to the success of end-to-end supply chains and remain at the center of today’s supply chains. Shippers and third-party logistics companies are forming strategic partnerships and working together to improve decision-making, manage costs and increase agility.

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Tracy Urbanski, vice president of sales for Penske Logistics, has received the 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. The award honors female supply chain leaders who set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain.

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Penske Logistics will once again take part in the upcoming Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE conference. Penske will be an exhibitor, topflight sponsor, and feature several experts during the conference educational sessions.

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