How TMS Technology Can Benefit a Supply Chain

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

While operating in a progressively complex logistics world, companies in this day and age need all the help they can get to help them work smarter, easier and more efficiently. Customers are becoming increasingly more demanding, and the need for more improved supply chain visibility continues to pose a challenge for companies. Technology like Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are now more important than ever. The TMS plays a crucial role in helping shippers overcome these challenges and thrive in the increasingly competitive logistics industry.

Since more and more additions to TMS are continuously being tested for the future, it is important that your business isn't left behind. Here are some reasons we believe investing in a TMS could be beneficial to your supply chain.

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How are Fuel Surcharges Calculated?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM

You may have heard some unwritten rules about fuel surcharges, or come across fuel surcharge calculators on the internet, but they don’t really go into depth about what is happening behind the scenes.

Knowing how to calculate a fuel surcharge will help you immensely - whether you book your own loads and set your own rates, or you lease with a company that does it all for you. This way you will know whether the surcharge your company pays you will offset your increased fuel costs.

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How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your 3PL

Posted by PLS Logistics May 22, 2018 at 7:45 AM

More and more companies of all sizes are turning to 3PLs for help with their transportation management. Supply chains are becoming more complex, and securing capacity has become a challenge. 3PLs bring their expertise and solid resources to help shippers improve their logistics operations, while also driving cost savings, and generally make shippers’ day-to-day transportation challenges easier.

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First Steps in Outsourcing Your Transportation Management

Posted by PLS Logistics May 15, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Many companies eventually come to the point when they realize it’s time to outsource their transportation management. Whether you are a large company or a small business, a good 3PL can help make your logistics operations more efficient and less stressful as well as increase customer satisfaction and help reduce transportation costs.

 Managing your transportation needs, even if you don’t ship that much, may often be quite a hassle. If you are not a logistics professional, but transportation management is part of your duties – are you sure your logistics operations are as efficient as they could be? Are you doing well in times of capacity crisis?

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The Importance of Our Truck Drivers

Posted by PLS Logistics February 22, 2018 at 7:45 AM

The world is in constant growth and it’s difficult to keep up sometimes. We as a population grow, and as we grow, the more is needed. Everything from building materials for homes, consumer goods for pleasure, and barrels of oil for our vehicles are circulated around the world. But how do we keep up with such a demand? Well, the answer is the same that we have had in the past, truck drivers.

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The Features of a Successful Transportation Management System (TMS)

Posted by PLS Logistics January 11, 2018 at 7:30 AM

Sometimes technology can be frustrating, but with the right product, it doesn't have to be. An effective Transportation Management System (TMS) can relieve frustration out of your day if you’re a shipper, carrier, or 3PL. A TMS combines the latest technology in an easy formula to make a one-stop-shop. It can offer the most value to a shipper and provide unlimited strategic potential for all parties along the supply chain.

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4 Reasons To Use A 3PL In Times Of Capacity Crisis

Posted by PLS Logistics January 9, 2018 at 7:30 AM

It’s not a secret that we are all currently operating in the conditions of the record-breaking capacity crunch. The crisis has been caused by several factors which we have previously discussed in our blog post, even more so with the ELD mandate finally going into effect on December 18th.

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The Top 10 Blog Topics of 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics December 28, 2017 at 7:33 AM

  1. Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight: Have you ever wondered about how the product you buy from a store ended up there? The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. But, for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, logistics is a top priority to business operations. Accurately planning for efficient transportation routes and potential delays comes with many challenges, which is why many shippers turn to a freight broker to ship goods.
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Busting The Myths About Non-Asset Based 3PL’s

Posted by PLS Logistics December 21, 2017 at 7:35 AM

We understand why it might often be assumed that an asset-based carrier has more advantages than a 3PL. Quite often, shippers don’t feel comfortable working with non-asset based 3PL’s and end up limiting, and thus hurting, their supply chain.

There are a few common myths surrounding the never-ending Asset Based VS Non-Asset Based battle. It’s time to look at these misconceptions and destroy the myths.

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President Trump is Eager to Begin Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Posted by PLS Logistics December 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Earlier last month, President Trump announced that he was going to unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan for the nation sometime this January. The proposal is a 70-page memo, that is on track to be submitted to Congress next month, will be the stepping stone for the creation of the legislation. During his 2016 election campaign, Trump vowed to invest $1 trillion to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. This could mean major changes within the expanding transportation industry.

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