5 Drawbacks of Facilities that are Not Carrier-Friendly

Posted by PLS Logistics October 13, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Shippers can’t rely solely on attracting drivers and carriers by paying higher rates during the capacity crunch. Carriers have the privilege to choose which shippers to work with, based on facilities, dependable schedules and flexible contracts. A shipper might assume they’ve proposed an attractive freight rate, but if the facility doesn’t provide restrooms and parking lots for the drivers, it might be more difficult to secure space for your shipments.

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The Best Supply Chain Practices for Remote Locations

Posted by PLS Logistics September 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Many industries rely on a smooth supply chain performance, especially those operations located in remote locations like the oil and gas sector and mining industry. Shipping to and from remote locations is costly and challenging. This transportation demands strict control, planning and analysis. Oil and gas industries also suffer from excess exploration costs and fluctuating freight transportation costs, which impacts the product price and puts pressure on logistics management. Here, we explore the biggest shipping challenges and identify the best supply chain practices for businesses in remote locations, specifically the oil and gas (O&G) industry.

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