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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10 Tips for Palletizing

Posted by PLS Logistics July 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The knowledge of how to properly palletize is very important in order to prevent many accidents that happen all the time in warehouses. This knowledge will help you save a ton of time and money dealing will freight damage, as well as frustration over these damaged goods.

To help ensure that you don't have to deal with the nightmare of freight damage, we will cover 10 essential tips for palletizing your boxes.

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5 Challenges Logistics Managers Face Every Day

Posted by PLS Logistics July 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In present day global economics, logistics plays a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. Logistics managers have seen increasing challenges to create and keep efficient and effective logistics and supply chain methods. Here we discuss five of the biggest logistics challenges faced on a daily basis.

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The Ins and Outs of Freight Rates

Posted by PLS Logistics June 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Moving freight starts with determining what the fair rate for your shipment is. Obviously, carriers and shippers want to make sure they are getting or paying a decent price for a load. Carriers don’t want to lose money, and customers don’t want to pay more than they should.

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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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Tips to Minimize Your Risk of Freight Damage

Posted by PLS Logistics December 12, 2017 at 8:25 AM

No one likes damaged freight. Not only does it cost money and relationship with your customers, but also adds more stress and pressure to your daily operations. Freight claims are usually time-consuming and, honestly, quite unpleasant to deal with.

Let’s be realistic – it’s impossible to avoid freight damage altogether. Eventually, it will happen. Can we do anything to minimize the risk and reduce unpleasant experiences? We sure can! All it takes is being proactive and considerate!

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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 To Make Your Freight More Attractive To Carriers

Posted by PLS Logistics October 17, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Capacity is tighter than ever; the rates are at all-time high and steadily climbing up – this is no surprise to anyone connected to the transportation industry. We have already discussed the major factors which are contributing to the capacity crisis, and a few tips which should help you negotiate in the current high-rate market.

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The Benefit of a Freight Broker

Posted by PLS Logistics August 24, 2017 at 8:05 AM

Freight brokers are commonly talked about on the internet in a negative light. In reality, a freight broker can be a tremendous asset to an organization to secure carriers quickly and cost effectively.

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