Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics February 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM

2018 Winter Storms Were in Full Effect

Early January was the time for snow. The East Coast was hit hard at the start of the year with snow squalls reaching as far as northern Florida. Regions around Lake Erie saw heavy snow the first week of January, with record-breaking accumulation of over 133 inches. Major roadways were shut down causing large delays and disruptions to markets with restrictions to trucking. Not long after, the major storm Inga swept through the Northeast, Midwest, and South. Inga was one of the largest winter storms in recent history. Many states were unprepared and lack the means of snow and ice removal creating gridlocks. Airports where heavily disrupted, roadways were closed, and schools/ businesses shut down.

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Trending Transportation Updates: November 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics December 7, 2017 at 7:39 AM


What Does Tesla’s Automated Truck Mean for Truckers?

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Four Parts of Blockchain

Posted by PLS Logistics November 30, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Blockchain has been a very popular subject over the past few months. Recently, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) had their first meeting in Atlanta, GA. They conducted an informational seminar to help other understand blockchain. It's no simple topic though, even broken down it is still a complicated technical system.

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Tesla's Semi: Is the Future Here?

Posted by PLS Logistics November 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Elon Musk announced the Tesla’s electric tractor-trailer undertaking last summer, and it turned out to be a subject of heated debates and anticipation ever since. Originally scheduled for October 26th, the big reveal got pushed back to November 16, 2017. 

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How Shippers Can Prepare for the ELD Mandate

Posted by PLS Logistics November 9, 2017 at 7:48 AM

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate is happening whether your company likes it or not. There are critics, and there are supporters – no matter the side you’re on, your company needs to prepare for the inevitable. To help, we’ve laid out 4 tips for you to prepare for the ELD Mandate.  

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: October 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics November 2, 2017 at 7:45 AM

The Technology That’s Revolutionizing the Trucking Industry

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Self-driving Trucks: The Future of the Transportation Industry

Posted by PLS Logistics August 15, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Countless movies covered it, humans expected it, and now the future is here. Self-driving vehicles are upon us. Self-driving vehicle technology is currently one of the most discussed topics in the transportation industry – and might be one of the most controversial ones.

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: May 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics June 15, 2017 at 8:11 AM

More Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions. Insulin-dependent drivers are requesting exemption to stay behind the wheel, but the current approval process is inefficient. Drivers face long-waits when seeking exemptions due to vague medial guidelines. However, over half of drivers seeking exemptions are getting the FMCSA approval stamp, compared to 39% two years ago. (Read more here).

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: April 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics April 27, 2017 at 9:05 AM

UPS Adds 400 Dangerous Commodities to Its Fly List. The shipping and transportation mammoth has chosen to add 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its current global air network. The company also increased the allowable shipment size and added 300 products to its European ground network. (Read more here.)

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Driverless Trucks: A Labor Force Threat or an Invaluable Industry Opportunity?

Posted by PLS Logistics April 13, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Trucking has provided drivers and families with a decent living for decades. Although the demand for truckers has been persistent, most don’t expect it to last forever, especially since major truck manufacturers and startups have been busy testing automated and driverless trucks.

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