Why the World Needs Truck Drivers

Posted by PLS Logistics September 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Technology has completely taken over today’s world. Whether it is going to the grocery store, ordering items online, or just typing a question into Google – we have been programmed to expect products and answers almost instantly. As the demand for products and goods continues to grow, so does the world’s need for truck drivers.

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3 Ways the ELD Mandate Has Impacted Trucking

Posted by PLS Logistics August 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The ELD (electronic logging device) mandate is quite possibly the biggest change seen by the trucking industry in over 50 years, and one that many people have mixed feelings about. Since its introduction in December 2017, there’s no doubt it has made a considerable impact on the trucking industry. So, in order to gain a better understanding about this ELD mandate and its effects, we will discuss the implications of the ELD mandate and how it has been impacting the trucking industry since it was put into place.

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Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

Posted by PLS Logistics August 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically. You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs...

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Trending Transportation Updates: July 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics August 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM

July was full of many newsworthy transportation, shipping and logistic developments. Here are some of July's top trending transportation updates:

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5 Tips for a Fast and Efficient Freight Claim Experience

Posted by PLS Logistics July 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

It has been said that the one area that most shippers are the most uncomfortable and confused with is navigating claims for cargo loss and damage. However, this does not mean that understanding the process of freight claims isn’t imperative to running an efficient business. Here are 5 tips to make sure that your freight claim experience is as fast and efficient as possible:

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Everything You Need to Know: Dry Van Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics July 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Dry van shipping is one of the most popular and widely trusted freight transportation methods available. It has remained a preferred means of transportation due to the high availability and numerous benefits of having an enclosed trailer throughout the shipping process. In today's blog post, we will dive deeper into everything you need to know about dry van shipping.

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Which Type of Trailer is Right For You?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When shipping freight over-the-road, a shipper can choose from a variety of trailer options: dry van, flatbed, refrigerated and more. Each transportation mode has advantages and disadvantages to both the shipper and the carrier hauling the freight.

Carriers determine the pros and cons of the various trailer types based on wait times, freight availability and haul length. Today we will be covering the good and the bad, and everything in between, about the three most popular trailer types.

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5 Challenges Logistics Managers Face Every Day

Posted by PLS Logistics July 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In present day global economics, logistics plays a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. Logistics managers have seen increasing challenges to create and keep efficient and effective logistics and supply chain methods. Here we discuss five of the biggest logistics challenges faced on a daily basis.

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Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?

Posted by PLS Logistics June 28, 2018 at 8:41 AM

The idea of autonomous trucks taking over the trucking industry has been all over the place in recent news. Some studies have predicted that robots will take about 40 percent of all jobs in the next two decades. That could make a lot of people out of a job, but in the context of trucking, automation — specifically autonomous vehicles — could be a godsend. Many people are very skeptical about how and if this could offer a positive impact on the huge driver shortage in the U.S., but tech and transportation firms think exactly the opposite. So, how could it be positive?

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What’s Up With Diesel Prices?

Posted by PLS Logistics June 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

This past week brought some great news for truck drivers. After a long period of 11 weeks of increasing prices, the U.S. average retail price of diesel decreased, dropping by .3 cent to $3.285, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration report on June 4.

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