LTL Freight: How to Avoid Surprise Fees

Posted by PLS Admin October 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Today’s ground transportation environment has seen the impact of not only a lackluster economy but also the effects of other factors leading to increased cost of Less-Than-Truckload common carrier transportation services. As a result, carriers are focused on margin retention and improvement and sacrificing market share by culling low margin business. We should expect to see increases in prices within the next few months as trucking companies ensure their prices are compensatory to the services they provide.

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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Posted by PLS Admin September 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM

We take a break from our regular posting to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honor and commemorate those lives lost. Fellow Americans are asked to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EST, the time the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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Build America Investment Initiative

Posted by PLS Logistics August 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM

It’s no secret that the U.S. infrastructure is in desperate need of repairs. In fact, there is $2 trillion worth of deferred maintenance in this country in roads, bridges, sewer systems and water mains. President Obama recently announced the Build America Investment Initiative that will address many of the issues facing America’s infrastructure. Not only will repairs make the roads and bridges safer and more reliable for commuters and commerce, but it will support millions of jobs as well as create new ones.

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How Parcel Shippers Avoid Dimensional Pricing

Posted by PLS Admin July 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Weight-vs-SizeFedEx and UPS have switched to a dimensional pricing program for ground shipments. This new system specifically applies to packages under 3 cubic feet, as both carriers already use dimensional pricing for packages bigger than 3 cubic feet.

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