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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5 Trending Transportation Updates: July 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics August 3, 2017 at 8:03 AM

Drone Delivery Approved in China

SF Holding, a Chinese delivery company, has obtained a license from the country’s military to use drones to deliver commercial packages. Find out more here.

Amazon Beings Research for Box-Packing Warehouse Robots

The retail giant is hoping to add more robots to its payroll. Robots currently run the warehouse for gathering items for orders besides the last step, picking items of various shapes and packing the right ones into correct boxes. Will this be the last of their human employees in the warehouse? Find out more here.

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Over-sized Freight Shipping 101

Posted by PLS Logistics August 1, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Heavy haul is a big deal (pun intended). Overweight or over-dimensional loads require closer attention and better planning to avoid delivery disruptions or unplanned expenses. Handling an over-sized load for the first time might be stressful and terrifying, but with some basic knowledge and preparations - you will easily ace it! So, what should you know?

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Understanding Hostage Freight

Posted by PLS Logistics July 13, 2017 at 8:04 AM

Have you ever been in a situation when your or your customer’s freight has been held hostage?

Hostage load scenario is stressful and unpleasant for all the parties involved, and the resolution might be very time- and energy-consuming.

Being prepared and aware of the potential risks is the best way to try and avoid these situations as much as possible.

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Top Megatrends to Adopt by 2025

Posted by PLS Logistics May 16, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Today, business operates in a digital world – once that changes at a rate seemingly impossible to keep up with. In order to succeed in this business climate, a company needs to adapt to the pace of change.

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