LTL Shipping Made Easy: What Should You Know

Posted by PLS Logistics March 1, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Less-than-truckload (LTL) is often our go-to for smaller shipments. It is more structured and often more cost-effective than simply shipping your freight as a partial load, not to mention that it’s much easier to arrange.

While offering plenty of benefits, LTL shipping has quite a few traps for someone new and inexperienced in the field. Last week we looked into LTL carrier liability, and we strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with the topic before scheduling an LTL move. Today, we will talk about choosing LTL carriers and minimizing the risk of potential issues.

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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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What is Freeze Protection?

Posted by PLS Admin January 30, 2018 at 7:38 AM

Winter is in full swing, and we are “lucky” to have an opportunity to experience all the negative side effects of severe winter weather. Last week we discussed a few tips to help you handle your shipping in winter. Today we want to continue the topic and get a bit more practical. Significant parts of the U.S. suffer from all kinds of severe weather during winter season, including very low temperatures.

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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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Four Things to Expect in 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics January 2, 2018 at 7:30 AM

We are officially into 2018, the year of opportunity and change. 2017 laid out the foundations for what is to come. In today’s blog, we break down what you can expect to see throughout the year in the realm of logistics and transportation. It’s going to be quite the busy year!

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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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It’s the Holiday Season Again, Time for Shipping Delays

Posted by PLS Logistics December 19, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Still searching online last-minute holiday gifts? Well, you are one of the millions this holiday season to use an e-commerce site to do their shopping. Whether you ordered something for your home, business, or a loved one, expect to see some delays in delivery.

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Choosing the Perfect Freight Broker

Posted by PLS Logistics November 14, 2017 at 8:32 AM

It’s common for shippers to use freight brokers for managing their transportation needs. A good Freight Broker is a single point of contact offering access to an extensive carrier network and providing quality service you can rely on. Having a go-to Freight Broker is an easy way to boost up the capacity for your loads without the daunting task of qualifying and managing lots and lots of carrier partners – this is especially beneficial in times of the current load-to-truck ratio.

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How Shippers Can Prepare for the ELD Mandate

Posted by PLS Logistics November 9, 2017 at 7:48 AM

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate is happening whether your company likes it or not. There are critics, and there are supporters – no matter the side you’re on, your company needs to prepare for the inevitable. To help, we’ve laid out 4 tips for you to prepare for the ELD Mandate.  

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