For the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, thousands of cars will be on the road as people throughout the US travel to be with friends and family. About 91% of Thanksgiving trips are made by car. What does that mean for carriers? Hours added to travel time.
Last year, congestion on the nation’s highways added over $9.2 billion in operation costs to the trucking industry. California led the nation with over $1.7 billion in costs.
So what is a 3PL anyway…and what can they do for me? If you are new to logistics, you might ask this question multiple times a day. Or if you are a shipper, this might guide you to selecting the right Third Party Logistics Services company.
PLS Logistics Services is actively recruiting experienced Freight Brokers for the Freight Broker Agent Program.
Stay busy moving freight, not doing paperwork.
Carriers need to focus on hauling freight and less time with back-office busy work. Join the PLS carrier network program to ensure you have a streamlined back-office with consolidated billing. Every minute you spend searching for loads is wasted revenue. Our simple technology and high shipping demand will keep your fleet focused on generating revenue.
Our demand for freight shipments has never been greater. With new offices opening throughout the country, we need high-quality carriers to meet the increase in demand. When your fleet is moving freight, your business is making money. Keeping your fleet busy and your lanes full is our commitment to you.
With the popularity of mobile devices, consumer behavior has changed dramatically. Consumers have moved past the committed early adopters and entered the fast-followers phase with technology being the driving force. Smartphones and tablets are powerful tools that are selling fast and easily taking over the PC market.
The transportation industry faces a unique problem in today’s economy: hiring new drivers. Most current truck drivers are approaching retirement, and few people are willing or able to replace them. This means that freight carriers must start getting creative and investing heavily in the ways they recruit new drivers. There are many ways to recruit, but there’s a common theme in all of them.
According to the DOT, logistics is defined as “the cost-effective process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient movement and storage of goods from the point of origin to the end-user.” They define transport as “the movement of products and people from one point to another via air, sea, road, and rail.” Transportation and logistics have become an integral part of how businesses operateand run their supply chain today. Here are five facts about the logistics and transportation industry:
Less-than-truckload rates are on the rise. LTL carriers, Conway Freight, UPS and ABF Freight Systems, have recently announced general rate increases that will hit customers in the coming months. This is the second time this year that general rate increases were announced (Read our blog post about the April GRIs, LTL Freight Carriers announce General Rates Increases).
The checklist below gives a brief overview of the factors that a true supply chain management partner should offer.Supplier & Inventory Management