Why the World Needs Truck Drivers

Posted by PLS Logistics September 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Technology has completely taken over today’s world. Whether it is going to the grocery store, ordering items online, or just typing a question into Google – we have been programmed to expect products and answers almost instantly. As the demand for products and goods continues to grow, so does the world’s need for truck drivers.

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Intermodal vs. Multimodal Freight

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

It is important to know the difference between intermodal shipping and multimodal shipping to make sure that you are using the best shipping method for your shipment. Many people often confuse intermodal and multimodal shipping. Deciding when to use intermodal or multimodal transport depends on several factors, such as the total cost difference, time savings, and if the shipper wants multiple independent contacts. 

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Competing with "The Amazon Effect"

Posted by PLS Logistics September 6, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There is no denying that Amazon is making its way to be a major competitor in today’s industry. Many companies, especially retail companies, feel pressure from Amazon to meet customers online and connect them with simple shipping solutions. The Amazon effect is a term used in the industry to explain how the company has changed the way consumers get goods and has introduced them to a seamless shopping process with almost immediate results.

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Trending Transportation Updates: August 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics August 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There were many new and exciting developments throughout the transportation and shipping industry during this month. We have put together some of the top trending transportation topics that made headlines in August.

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Tips on How to Avoid Cargo Theft

Posted by PLS Logistics August 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM

During holiday weekends when shipments aren’t normally delivered, truck drivers park their trucks and warehouses close for either the day or an extended period of time. This pause on production during a holiday or holiday weekend can increase the chances of cargo theft occurring. With the Labor Day holiday weekend coming up, we want to make sure that you are aware of cargo theft during this time period and are prepared so that it does not happen to you.

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The Future of the Freight Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics August 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The Future of the Freight Supply Chain

From drones for online fulfillment to mobile robots in warehouses, the current supply chain is undergoing a major transformation. With the extensive possibilities in AI, the future supply chain holds the promise of being completely autonomous and self-sustaining.

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Hurricane Season

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

The intense hurricane season in 2017 was historical not only because of the massive scale and great number of storms, but also how destructive each storm was to the communities. What have supply chain managers and business leaders learned from last year’s hurricanes? Today we will cover how you can prepare your supply chain for the dreaded hurricane season ahead.

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3 Ways the ELD Mandate Has Impacted Trucking

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

The ELD (electronic logging device) mandate is quite possibly the biggest change seen by the trucking industry in over 50 years, and one that many people have mixed feelings about. Since its introduction in December 2017, there’s no doubt it has made a considerable impact on the trucking industry. So, in order to gain a better understanding about this ELD mandate and its effects, we will discuss the implications of the ELD mandate and how it has been impacting the trucking industry since it was put into place.

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4 Tips for a Sustainable Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics August 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Pressure to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. Having a sustainable supply chain is quickly becoming a necessary part of every business model.

By managing and improving economic, social and environmental performance throughout supply chains, companies can cut back on the waste of resources, optimize processes, uncover product innovations, save costs, increase productivity and promote corporate values. Research shows the business case for supply chain sustainability is growing.

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Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

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

The concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically. You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs...

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