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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Case Study: Project Cargo Logistics

Posted by PLS Logistics September 15, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Project logistics refers to specialized freight moves that are oversized, heavy-lift or hazardous. Moving over dimensional, over weight or toxic cargo is a complex job that involves heavy shipping equipment and moving project materials to w
ork sites, facilities and construction stations whether on- or off-highway.

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Flatbed Shipping: 6 Facts

Posted by PLS Logistics July 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM


  1. Flatbed shipping is highly dependent on weather. It is a cyclical and seasonal business, dependent upon construction and capital expenditures. This makes fleet optimization very difficult for flatbed carriers as it is hard to keep all drivers busy during off seasons, while still maintaining enough drivers to handle large volumes of freight during the peak season.
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A Helpful Guide to Over Dimensional Flatbed Shipments

Posted by PLS Logistics June 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

When weight and dimensions are more than the standard legal size, then the shipment is considered over dimensional. Shippers have to pay attention to their freight’s weight and dimensions, especially if it will be shipped on an over dimensional flatbed trailer.  

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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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How Does My Tree Get to Me?

Posted by PLS Logistics December 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

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