The EPAs “Green” Transportation Initiative

Posted by PLS Logistics March 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM

The SmartWay Transport Partnership, launched in 2004, is an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to reduce greenhouse gases, non-renewable resource consumption and transportation costs.

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The Secret to Meet Demand

Posted by PLS Logistics March 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Seasonality affects almost all businesses. Supply production is rarely affected by seasonal factors, however demand for products is subject to the season’s fluctuation. Seasonality can be explained by philosophies, customs, weather and/or holidays.

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Why You Need to Consider Expedited Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics March 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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5 Best Practices for Supply Chain Management Strategies

Posted by PLS Logistics March 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Implementing an operative supply chain management strategy is essential to efficiently transfer products throughout your supply chain. Customers demand their products quickly, and if your supply chain is inefficient shippers won’t be able to fulfill demand. Having a proper SCM strategy can complement and support business strategy, drive down operational costs, maximize efficiencies, strengthen supply chain partnerships, and provide clear purpose to achieve goals.

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Managing Produce Shipments

Posted by PLS Logistics March 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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Create Visibility through Reporting

Posted by PLS Logistics March 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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Why Fuel Surcharges Don’t Match Cheap Gas Prices

Posted by PLS Logistics March 3, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The cost of oil has been falling and so have gas prices; reaching lows that haven’t been seen in over a decade.  Even though diesel fuel hasn’t seen price drops like regular gasoline, carriers are still seeing a difference in their bottom line.  However, they are not profiting as you would expect. 

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Snow Piles on Trucking Delays

Posted by PLS Logistics February 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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6 Steps to Take When Your Freight is Damaged or Lost

Posted by PLS Logistics February 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Whether someone orders shoes online or ships tons of industrial equipment, one common problem can happen: the freight can become lost or damaged. The process for finding out who is responsible for damaged freight could take months, and discovering whether freight had been stolen or lost on route can be difficult. Shippers will never be able prevent all instances of lost or stolen cargo, but they can at least ensure that they are compensated for their loss and informed on the details to try and prevent future instances.

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What Carriers Look for in Shippers

Posted by PLS Logistics February 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Starting last year, demand for shipping outpaced capacity, making it easier for carriers to find quality shippers. Carriers are working hard to operate more efficiently and cope with the driver shortage. Even with substantial demand growth, most asset based trucking companies are not ready to add capacity; they are concerned about regulations, recruiting new drivers and rising trailer costs. With these tough circumstances, how can shippers change their business processes to be carrier-friendly and get their freight hauled?

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