Trending Transportation Updates: April 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics May 1, 2018 at 7:45 AM

Truck Driver Shortage Spurs Rising Prices

A rise in prices is the result of this blunt reality: there aren’t enough truck drivers delivering goods to stores. The shortage of truck drivers is not only raising freight costs, but retail costs as well. This is nothing new, as the driver shortage has been going on for years due to baby boomers retiring and very few millennial's wanting to be away from home weeks at a time on transport. To read more about the driver shortage and rising prices, click here.

 

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Trending Transportation Updates: March 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics April 3, 2018 at 7:45 AM

E-Commerce Trends

E-commerce is constantly changing the way consumers communicate with businesses all over the world. 74% of shoppers said that they prefer free shipping over fast shipping. This statistic can help companies, especially small and mid-sized businesses, gain an understanding of what promotions or offers to run to keep customers satisfied with shipping options. 1.7 billion people said that they shopped online in 2017. With e-commerce becoming to prevalent in today’s society, this number is expected to rise in the coming months of 2018. To read more about e-commerce trends, click here.

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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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It’s the Holiday Season Again, Time for Shipping Delays

Posted by PLS Logistics December 19, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Still searching online last-minute holiday gifts? Well, you are one of the millions this holiday season to use an e-commerce site to do their shopping. Whether you ordered something for your home, business, or a loved one, expect to see some delays in delivery.

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President Trump is Eager to Begin Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Posted by PLS Logistics December 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Earlier last month, President Trump announced that he was going to unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan for the nation sometime this January. The proposal is a 70-page memo, that is on track to be submitted to Congress next month, will be the stepping stone for the creation of the legislation. During his 2016 election campaign, Trump vowed to invest $1 trillion to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. This could mean major changes within the expanding transportation industry.

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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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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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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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