Tips to Save on LTL Shipments

Posted by PLS Logistics April 5, 2018 at 7:45 AM

Basically, the whole idea of LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping is to save money and only pay for the space you use instead of paying for the whole truck. The transit will be longer, but it will be much cheaper than moving a smaller load as a truckload. LTL shipments seem easy to arrange and handle perfectly on your first try, but are they?

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4 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Season

Posted by PLS Logistics October 31, 2017 at 7:55 AM

As we are getting closer to the holiday season, we start to feel the pressure of the upcoming volume spikes and tight deadlines. This time of the year might be the busiest for the transportation industry in general, and definitely the craziest time for most retailers.

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Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Becoming More Important?

Posted by PLS Logistics September 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Clear visibility of all processes is important for any business – you cannot run your business efficiently with your eyes closed. Good business runs as a well-oiled machine, and you cannot achieve that without the full visibility – especially when it comes to managing your supply chain.

Of course, supply chain visibility has been important before, but even more so now. What changed?

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Are you Making These LTL Shipping Mistakes?

Posted by PLS Logistics August 8, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Many shippers consider LTL (Less-then Truckload) as an option for their smaller shipments for obvious cost-saving reasons. Why pay for the whole truck if your freight only occupies a few feet of deckspace?

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Over-sized Freight Shipping 101

Posted by PLS Logistics August 1, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Heavy haul is a big deal (pun intended). Overweight or over-dimensional loads require closer attention and better planning to avoid delivery disruptions or unplanned expenses. Handling an over-sized load for the first time might be stressful and terrifying, but with some basic knowledge and preparations - you will easily ace it! So, what should you know?

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Considering Rail Transportation

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

Have you ever shipped anything via railroads? Historically, rail transport hasn’t been the first choice for a plenty of industries. However, more and more companies are switching from trucks to rail. Significant investments in the intermodal transportation in the recent decades made it more reliable, cost-effective and service-oriented.

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4 Tips for Shipping this Fourth

Posted by PLS Logistics June 27, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Who doesn’t love the holidays? Family, friends, and food- what more could you ask for?

However, if your job is logistics-related, it might be a bit more complicated than that. Your excitement and holiday anticipation (if not the holiday itself!) may be heavily affected by the stress and pressure of trying to keep everything under control. Unforeseen delays and disruptions are inevitable, but we can do our best to be ready for the holiday shipping and minimize the potential risks.

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How to Conquer the Canadian Market

Posted by PLS Logistics June 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

For U.S. based companies are entering the export market, Canada is usually the first place to look. Canada is our neighbor; shouldn’t be too hard, right? Wrong.


Even America’s most recognized companies have trouble entering the Canadian market. J. Crew couldn’t manage prices, Zappos had distribution issues, the list goes on.

With such misfortune, how are some companies thriving while others are dying? These successful companies are aware of the following precautions when shipping to Canada:

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4 Supply Chain Issues That Are Hugely Costing Your Business 

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

Managing your supply chain is a part of your everyday business. What some professionals don’t know is that there are hidden costs in your processes that often go unaccounted for, and can result in your business losing track of your actual costs.

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Your Guide to Private and Dedicated Fleets

Posted by PLS Logistics May 9, 2017 at 8:04 AM

No matter the company, the ability to compete in a challenging economic climate is a necessity, and the amount of time, money, and energy spent on finding new ways to do this is exponential. Companies that don’t use the right type of fleet risk higher costs, inefficient service, low reliability, and wasted time. Re-evaluating the type of fleet your company uses can bring an invaluable advantage.

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