Summer 2017: Trending Transportation Updates

Posted by PLS Logistics September 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

June

Automated Trucks: glass half full or half empty?

The trend toward more advanced automated drive technology is slowly moving into the trucking industry. Drivers share mixed reviews. Some are optimistic that the technology will improve safety, while others are concerned about the reliability of the equipment (Read more here).

Online Sales Increase, Benefiting Truck Freight

In a “UPS Pulse of the Online Shipper” study, it was found that avid shoppers are making 12% more purchases in 2017 compared to 2016. These online orders are greatly affecting LTL carriers (Read more here).

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: June 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics July 6, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods: Major Produce Shipper on the Rise

Amazon is pending the purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion. Amazon will become a major shipper of the difficult market of fresh produce. This new player could mean serious changes for other produce shippers (Read more here).

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