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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Infographic: The Cost of LTL Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics July 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. In order to drive savings to your LTL transportation spend, it's important to understand the factors that determine LTL pricing, including, minimum rates, freight classifications and accessorial fees. And, many carriers are increasing their LTL shipping rates because of fuel prices and tight capacity. Learn how you can avoid additional fees and ship your LTL freight effectively.

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Infographic: Fireworks and Hazardous Materials

Posted by PLS Logistics June 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Whatever your plans are for the 4th of July, you’ll inevitably run into some sort of fireworks display.  Whether it’s a professional show or relatives shooting off some bottle rockets in the backyard, it’s important to remember that fireworks are hazardous materials.  The following infographic explains why fireworks are considered hazardous materials and how to stay safe during Fourth of July celebrations.  

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Fun Facts about Logistics and Transportation Infographic

Posted by PLS Logistics April 10, 2015 at 11:42 AM

The economy depends on freight transportation.  In the US alone, a massive amount of freight is moved every year and an enormous effort is put forth to coordinate it all.  Take a moment to reflect on some of the amazing facts and statistics surrounding the transportation industry. 

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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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