Summer 2017: Trending Transportation Updates

Posted by PLS Logistics September 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

June

Automated Trucks: glass half full or half empty?

The trend toward more advanced automated drive technology is slowly moving into the trucking industry. Drivers share mixed reviews. Some are optimistic that the technology will improve safety, while others are concerned about the reliability of the equipment (Read more here).

Online Sales Increase, Benefiting Truck Freight

In a “UPS Pulse of the Online Shipper” study, it was found that avid shoppers are making 12% more purchases in 2017 compared to 2016. These online orders are greatly affecting LTL carriers (Read more here).

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Hurricane Irma: The Impact

Posted by PLS Logistics September 12, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Hurricane Irma, which weakened to a Tropical Storm on Monday morning, was the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in recorded history. This is the second Category 4 Hurricane to hit the United States this year, following Hurricane Harvey last month. So, what does that mean for the United States and the transportation industry?

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