5 Reasons a Small Business Can Benefit From a 3PL

Posted by PLS Logistics October 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In the age of Amazon, the only thing that is growing faster than the e-commerce sector is customers’ demands. Once a shipment is scheduled or an item is purchased, the customer is constantly looking for updates on the shipment, no matter if it’s an individual shipper or a large corporation. There is no surprise that companies who provide the fastest and cheapest shipping have a significant advantage over competitors. New technologies are taking over the world, and the world wants you to be as fast and convenient as possible.

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Digital vs. Human: Will Online Services Replace Freight Brokers?

Posted by PLS Logistics October 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Technology and digital innovations are making a significant impact on every industry. With all of the new advancements being made, there is a constant hanging question: will the new digital optimization tools replace human jobs? Depending on the industry, the answers may differ, but recent years have shown that nothing major is taking place yet. There is no doubt that digitalization is changing our lives and the process of running the business, but it definitely won’t do all the work.

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Why Cybersecurity is Important to Your Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics October 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

As digitalization takes over the world, there is a raging demand for transferring loads of data to cloud storage. The transportation industry is no exception, considering the exponential growth of the e-commerce sector. Logistics companies and businesses are constantly working to stay ahead of new industry trends and technology but may often overlook one important aspect that is becoming a crucial part of the logistics industry – cybersecurity. ­

The consequences of cyber attacks on a business can be devastating: taking data into hostage for a money refund, digital infections that can immediately destroy all information, breaking the supply chain and causing money loss. Many logistics companies should consider shifting their focus towards data security to provide their customers with the safest transportation solution.

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How Technology is Affecting Truck Drivers

Posted by PLS Logistics October 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There have been many new developments that have helped make truck drivers lives easier. New technology, specifically trucker technology, has been created to make drivers’ lives easier and help ensure their safety. New truck driver technology consists of electronic logging devices, GPS tracking, mobile apps and voice activation. Today we will be analyzing the different types of trucker technology that is used today and how it can help make drivers lives easier.

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The Benefits of Intermodal Transport

Posted by PLS Logistics October 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Intermodal transport has recently become a popular topic throughout the transportation industry. Many companies have started utilizing intermodal to save them time and money on their shipments. We will discuss the reason many companies switch to intermodal transport, and how intermodal transport can save companies money, increase the safety & transit of a shipment, and even help reduce the company’s environmental footprint.

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Trending Transportation Updates: September 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics October 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There were many new and exciting developments throughout the transportation and shipping industry during this month. Check out some of the top stories that made headlines during September!

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How Multimodal Shipping Can Benefit You

Posted by PLS Logistics September 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There are many different types of transport available to shippers today to help move goods all over the world. Whether it is truckload shipping, LTL shipping, refrigerated shipping or flatbed shipping, each different type of transport can help benefit your company’s shipments. One type of transport, multimodal shipping, is overlooked by many companies and can help reduce costs and worry during a shipment.

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How Drone Delivery Could Change the Shipping Industry

Posted by PLS Logistics September 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Whether it is GPS tracking, mobile apps or autonomous trucks, technology is making an impact on the way we ship. There are constantly new technological developments being made that are changing the shipping industry every day. One of the newest developments is drove delivery, which is a new form of shipping technology that is catching many people’s attention and could have a massive impact on the industry as a whole.

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The Ins and Outs of Refrigerated Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics September 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There are millions of different products that are shipped out throughout the country every day. The logistics industry makes it possible for stores all over the world to replenish their inventory to meet consumers’ needs. Grocery stores, for example, rely on shipments to bring in produce from various locations all over the country to provide a wide variety of goods in their stores. This can include products ranging from bananas and granola bars to milk and beef. For grocery stores to successfully ship these produce items, refrigerated shipping is necessary so that the products don’t spoil and go bad along their journey.

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Surviving the Peak Season of Freight

Posted by PLS Logistics September 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Fall – a time where the weather gets cooler, leaves begin to fall and the shipping industry enters into its peak season. The peak season of freight ranges from August to October and consists of higher rates and overall freight volume. This year, the peak shipping season could be tougher than ever before.

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