Everything You Need to Know: Dry Van Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics July 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Dry van shipping is one of the most popular and widely trusted freight transportation methods available. It has remained a preferred means of transportation due to the high availability and numerous benefits of having an enclosed trailer throughout the shipping process. In today's blog post, we will dive deeper into everything you need to know about dry van shipping.

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Which Type of Trailer is Right For You?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When shipping freight over-the-road, a shipper can choose from a variety of trailer options: dry van, flatbed, refrigerated and more. Each transportation mode has advantages and disadvantages to both the shipper and the carrier hauling the freight.

Carriers determine the pros and cons of the various trailer types based on wait times, freight availability and haul length. Today we will be covering the good and the bad, and everything in between, about the three most popular trailer types.

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Research Shows Rates Have Gone up in December for 3 Years

Posted by PLS Logistics December 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM

The first week of December 2016 had the highest week of volumes on the spot market in the past 2 years. DAT reports that the increase of available loads is because of e-commerce shopping. Denver and Memphis in particular saw load availability soar because those markets are distribution hubs for e-commerce.

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Dry Van Shipping: 8 Facts

Posted by PLS Logistics June 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM

1) Dry van shipping is the most common type of freight transportation in the US. Dry van trailers, or enclosed box trailers, could be described simply as a box on wheels with doors in the back. It has no temperature control and is designed to carry pallets or boxes of cargo and any type of equipment.

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Dry Van Peak Seasons and Rates

Posted by PLS Logistics January 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM

 

Demand for dry vans fluctuates depending on the time of year and regional location, causing rate changes on the spot market.  National rate increases for dry vans typically occur at three different times throughout the year, and are largely driven by how the produce industry was positively or negatively affected by the weather. These increases typically occur from March to April, June to July, and September to October. 

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10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

Posted by PLS Logistics January 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While most people dread their commute to work during inclement winter weather and try to avoid the roads if possible, truck drivers have no choice but to drive through these winter storms.  Obviously, safety is critical for these drivers and we’ve developed a checklist of 10 tips that all truck drivers should adhere to when preparing to venture out in the winter wonderland.  

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