LTL Carrier Liability: Is your freight covered?

Posted by PLS Logistics February 20, 2018 at 7:50 AM

We all hope we never have to deal with freight claims. It always seems very hypothetical and unreal – until your first shipment is lost or damaged. Unfortunately, if you are an active supply chain participant, you will most likely end up with a freight claim at some point in your career.

However, we are not entirely helpless when it comes to potential freight loss or damage. You can learn more about a few tips for minimizing your risk of freight damage in one of our previous blogs. Following these simple steps will minimize the risks, but will not guarantee 100% that your freight will arrive at the destination in one piece, or at all.

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Owner-Operator Insurance, Do You Have It?

Posted by PLS Logistics January 25, 2018 at 7:48 AM

You are now an official owner-operator, the freedom feels great, right? No longer are you stuck with destinations and loads that you can’t make decisions on while in a fleet that is not your own. It’s a big step into the new role, but the opportunities are endless. The time couldn’t have been better if you made the switch, rates are soaring high and capacity is at a shortage. With the shorter capacity, you can now be a little choosier about the loads you plan to take.

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4 Tips to Help You Handle Your High-Value Shipments

Posted by PLS Logistics October 10, 2017 at 7:50 AM

When you need to move a smaller high-value shipment, you undoubtedly consider shipping it LTL. This is definitely the most efficient way, but what about the classic LTL risks? The freight will be handled and transferred multiple times between origin and destination increasing the risk of loss and damage.

Let’s take a look at a few tips which might help you eliminate these risks and ensure your high-value shipment is delivered on time and ‘in one piece’.

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Shipping to Canada: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by PLS Logistics April 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Sending LTL or truckload shipments to Canada from the U.S. doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, when you work with the right partner, it can be relatively easy. Here’s everything you need to know about shipping to Canada:

Paperwork

Shipping freight to Canada requires a lot of paperwork. Three pieces of paperwork you will always need are a bill of lading (BOL), a Canada Customs Invoice and a NAFTA certificate of origin. It is important to ensure all of your documentation is done correctly to avoid delays in transit. Working with a customs broker or logistics provider on this paperwork is common – some carriers even require it before they will accept your freight.

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