The Talks of NAFTA, What's Going On?

Posted by PLS Logistics February 8, 2018 at 7:30 AM

The discussion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been popular the month of January with officials from the US, Mexico. and Canada ending round 6 talks in Montreal, Quebec on the 29th. Ever since President Trump made the announcement that NAFTA was the "worst trade deal the US has ever signed" during his 2016 election race, tensions have been high in North America because of uncertainty.

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Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics February 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM

2018 Winter Storms Were in Full Effect

Early January was the time for snow. The East Coast was hit hard at the start of the year with snow squalls reaching as far as northern Florida. Regions around Lake Erie saw heavy snow the first week of January, with record-breaking accumulation of over 133 inches. Major roadways were shut down causing large delays and disruptions to markets with restrictions to trucking. Not long after, the major storm Inga swept through the Northeast, Midwest, and South. Inga was one of the largest winter storms in recent history. Many states were unprepared and lack the means of snow and ice removal creating gridlocks. Airports where heavily disrupted, roadways were closed, and schools/ businesses shut down.

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How to Conquer the Canadian Market

Posted by PLS Logistics June 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

For U.S. based companies are entering the export market, Canada is usually the first place to look. Canada is our neighbor; shouldn’t be too hard, right? Wrong.


Even America’s most recognized companies have trouble entering the Canadian market. J. Crew couldn’t manage prices, Zappos had distribution issues, the list goes on.

With such misfortune, how are some companies thriving while others are dying? These successful companies are aware of the following precautions when shipping to Canada:

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Shipping to Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by PLS Logistics April 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Sending LTL or truckload shipments to Canada from the U.S. doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, when you work with the right partner, it can be relatively easy. Here’s everything you need to know about shipping to Canada:

Paperwork

Shipping freight to Canada requires a lot of paperwork. Three pieces of paperwork you will always need are a bill of lading (BOL), a Canada Customs Invoice and a NAFTA certificate of origin. It is important to ensure all of your documentation is done correctly to avoid delays in transit. Working with a customs broker or logistics provider on this paperwork is common – some carriers even require it before they will accept your freight.

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