8 Things to Know if You've Never Worked with a Freight Broker

Posted by PLS Logistics March 16, 2017 at 9:04 AM

A substantial amount of over-the-road freight transportation is handled by freight brokers.  A freight broker is a person or company that brings together a shipper (with freight to move) and a qualified carrier (who has capacity to move the freight).

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Consider This When Choosing Your Next DC Location

Posted by PLS Logistics March 7, 2017 at 9:02 AM

When a company outgrows its distribution capacity, it expands by opening a new distribution center (DC). The best approach to choosing your new DC location is to evaluate your entire logistics strategy.

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Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Disruption

Posted by PLS Logistics January 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Supply chain disruptions span from day-to-day risks like malfunctioning equipment to high-impact threats like natural disasters.

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6 Facts about Inbound Freight Management

Posted by PLS Logistics December 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM

  1. Inbound freight accounts for an average of 40% of total freight spend, and 90% of shippers say they are not prepared to manage inbound freight.

  2. Over 80% of companies have inbound freight.


  3. 75% of companies report that inbound freight management is a key focus.
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The Difference between TMS and MTS in Transportation

Posted by PLS Logistics December 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

It’s easy to confuse the various services of third party logistics companies. The confusion may be because of the many service offerings, or because companies don’t want to waste time worrying about transportation, or it may be due to a general unfamiliarity with the logistics industry. Either way, it’s important for shippers to understand the difference between transportation management systems (TMS) and managed transportation services (MTS).

Transportation management systems and managed transportation services are not exclusive, but are different.

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