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Everything You Need to Know: Dry Van Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics July 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Dry van shipping is one of the most popular and widely trusted freight transportation methods available. It has remained a preferred means of transportation due to the high availability and numerous benefits of having an enclosed trailer throughout the shipping process. In today's blog post, we will dive deeper into everything you need to know about dry van shipping.

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10 Tips for Palletizing

Posted by PLS Logistics July 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The knowledge of how to properly palletize is very important in order to prevent many accidents that happen all the time in warehouses. This knowledge will help you save a ton of time and money dealing will freight damage, as well as frustration over these damaged goods.

To help ensure that you don't have to deal with the nightmare of freight damage, we will cover 10 essential tips for palletizing your boxes.

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Which Type of Trailer is Right For You?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When shipping freight over-the-road, a shipper can choose from a variety of trailer options: dry van, flatbed, refrigerated and more. Each transportation mode has advantages and disadvantages to both the shipper and the carrier hauling the freight.

Carriers determine the pros and cons of the various trailer types based on wait times, freight availability and haul length. Today we will be covering the good and the bad, and everything in between, about the three most popular trailer types.

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5 Challenges Logistics Managers Face Every Day

Posted by PLS Logistics July 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In present day global economics, logistics plays a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. Logistics managers have seen increasing challenges to create and keep efficient and effective logistics and supply chain methods. Here we discuss five of the biggest logistics challenges faced on a daily basis.

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Does Detention Affect Driver Shortage?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 5, 2018 at 7:50 AM

The growing driver shortage has been troubling the U.S. transportation world for some time now. With experienced drivers retiring, the younger generation does not actively pursue a career in truck driving due to long hours, hard work conditions and extended periods of time away from home. In a combination with the implementation of the ELD, the growing driver shortage is tightening the market and driving up rates.

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Trending Transportation Updates: June 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics July 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

 

June was full of many newsworthy transportation, shipping and logistic developments. Here are some of June's top trending transportation updates:

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Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?

Posted by PLS Logistics June 28, 2018 at 8:41 AM

The idea of autonomous trucks taking over the trucking industry has been all over the place in recent news. Some studies have predicted that robots will take about 40 percent of all jobs in the next two decades. That could make a lot of people out of a job, but in the context of trucking, automation — specifically autonomous vehicles — could be a godsend. Many people are very skeptical about how and if this could offer a positive impact on the huge driver shortage in the U.S., but tech and transportation firms think exactly the opposite. So, how could it be positive?

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Refrigerated Trucks: All You Should Know

Posted by PLS Logistics June 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Shipping freight is never easy, and it can be even more challenging when it comes to shipping perishable goods – specifically, food or medicine that has to be kept within a certain temperature range. This was quite tricky up until the late 1930's, before the first refrigerated trailer was introduced to the transportation world. Refrigerated trailers, most commonly referred to as “reefers,” made it possible to transport these perishable goods long distance

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How to Weigh and Measure Your Load for Shipment

Posted by PLS Logistics June 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Size matters when you’re talking about freight. Space is limited, and how much it will cost you to ship your freight depends on having the most accurate measurements of your load. If you think you can just eyeball your load and record what you think the load’s measurements are on the bill of lading, think again. Inaccurate measurements — even ones off by a few inches — could cost you a lot. Any discrepancies between what the bill of lading says and the load’s actual measurements can lead to handling problems that could result in damaged goods. It also could increase your costs thanks to delays and unexpected surcharges.

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Is Intermodal a Solution for the Capacity Crunch?

Posted by PLS Logistics June 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Truck and over-the-road (OTR) shipping accounts for the biggest part of freight shipping across the U.S. While offering a good bunch of obvious benefits, OTR shipping comes with quite a few challenges. The market has its ups and downs, and by now we have learned how to analyze, predict and manage it.

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