Shippers struggling with freight market volatility seeking shelter with dedicated transportation
Reading, Pa., October 9, 2018 – Penske Logistics introduced a new guide simplifying the process for shippers to evaluate dedicated contract carriage services. The handy and free 15-page publication serves as a how-to guide on selecting the right dedicated transportation partner.
According to the 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study (3PLStudy.com) domestic transportation is the top outsourced logistics activity shippers leverage to keep their supply chains moving forward. Recent volatility in the trucking freight market, rising costs, and a truck driver shortage have all accelerated interest among shippers as it relates to dedicated transportation arrangements.
"Shippers are shifting to dedicated transportation arrangements with third-party logistics providers as a way to control costs and shore up trucking capacity," explained Joe Carlier, Penske Logistics senior vice president of global sales. "Dedicated contract carriage arrangements lock in rates and guarantee trucking capacity for shippers regardless of freight market price volatility."
Penske Logistics provides dedicated contract carriage services through its expansive network in North America with 5,000 safe, professional drivers, and a modern truck fleet integrated with advanced safety systems, transportation management and real-time freight tracking systems. Truck drivers from Penske Logistics handle deliveries for a variety of market-leading companies in industries including: automotive, food, grocery and beverage, manufacturing, quick-service restaurants, and convenience store chains among them.
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. To learn more visit www.PenskeLogistics.com.