Monthly Archives: July 2015

PLS Logistics Services Recognized by Pittsburgh Business Times in List of Largest Private Companies

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled  transportation management  and freight brokerage services, was featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2015 List of the Largest Pittsburgh-area Private Companies. The annual list highlights privately owned area businesses with annual revenue above $20 million.

In 2014, PLS’ revenue was over $515 million dollars, placing the company 20th on the list of the region’s 100 largest companies. Greg Burns, Chairman, President and CEO of PLS Logistics Services said, “It’s an honor for PLS to be recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the region’s largest privately held companies. We anticipate even more growth in the coming year and look forward to continuing our investment in job creation and customer service in this region.”

PLS has over 700 employees and 10 offices worldwide. The company looks forward to adding even more jobs and offices in its next fiscal year.

The Pittsburgh Business Times is a diversified business media company serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and publishes stories daily. It is published by the American City Business Journals and was established in 1981.

About PLS

PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of logistics management, brokerage and technology services for shippers across all industries.  PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail and barge, air and ocean.  The PLS carrier network consists of over 20,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.  To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

A Simple Guide To Driving Customer Loyalty Through Freight Management

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Freight management plays a large role in the customer experience, and as you probably know, customer satisfaction is more important than ever. Some companies and e-retailers dedicate their entire business plan to the customer experience. End consumers are now demanding such a high level of service that the whole supply chain environment is changing to accommodate them. The customer is and always will be a priority, but now customers of B2C and B2B businesses are demanding very similar things.

Expectations In Transportation And Logistics (2015 Edition)

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We are predicting that a variety of factors will greatly shape the industry in 2015.

Influences include:

  • Big Data
  • Driver Demographics
  • Capacity Shortage
  • Omni-channel Experience

This eBook will help identify the most efficient ways to resolve this year’s challenges.

DOT Regulations

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In this eBook, you will gain insight into the current rules and regulations imposed on the transportation industry by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

The Hours of Service (HOS) Rule, ELD Mandate, minimum levels of financial responsibility, heavy vehicle speed limiters and no-defect DVIRs will be explained and their impact will be made clear.

Shippers Complete Guide to Understanding LTL

Shippers Complete Guide To Understanding LTL

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In this eBook, you will learn all about the basics of shipping LTL freight. The world of LTL can be a nightmare. Learn how to be carrier-friendly in order to secure capacity whenever you need it, and learn to ship correctly to avoid unnecessary charges.

Are You Using Expedited Shipping The Right Way?

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  • Why consistent delivery is the primary element in gaining customer satisfaction
  • How to plan for expedited shipping instead of using it as a rushed solution
  • How to reduce expedited shipping costs
  • The value of JIT inventory
  • Why expedited transportation is an effective shipping strategy