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PLS Logistics Services Partners with Kids In Need Foundation

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Jan. 8, 2019) — PLS Logistics has partnered with the Kids In Need Foundation by giving an in-kind donation of its technology and supplying a classroom in the Pittsburgh area through the organizations new “Supply A Classroom” program.

The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) is a national organization that works to distribute school supplies to students all over the world in schools where 70 percent of students are enrolled in free or reduced lunches. PLS has given the KINF access to its proprietary TMS, a reduced rate on shipments and a rebate. PLS is proud to help such an incredible organization deliver school supplies to millions of children all over the world.

The KINF makes a positive impact not only in children’s lives, but to communities as a whole. PLS will utilize its extensive network of carriers, innovative technology and negotiated rates to help the KINF integrate, simplify and optimize their supply chain and save money on shipments.

As a proud partner of the KINF, PLS has sponsored a classroom in its hometown of Pittsburgh through the KINF’s new “Supply A Classroom” program. By supplying a classroom, you provide the entire class with the school supplies they need, including essential items like pencils, scissors, paper and notebooks. PLS Logistics is honored to help serve the KINF to continue to put the school supplies in the hands of those who need it most.

To donate or supply a classroom through the KINF, click here.

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

About Kids In Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed $1 billion in school supplies, directly benefiting 6.2 million students and 200,000 teachers in 2017.  For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724 – 814 – 5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services CEO Delivers Fall 2018 Spisak Lecture at Penn State University

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Nov. 14, 2018) — The CEO of PLS Logistics presented the Fall 2018 Spisak Lecture at Pennsylvania State University on Wednesday, October 24, to educate students and faculty members about challenges and opportunities in the industrial transportation industry.

Greg Burns, President, Chairman and CEO of PLS Logistics Services, spoke to supply chain management students and faculty in the Smeal College of Business about the perils, pitfalls and best practices for industrial shippers in the current state of the industry. Burns said that the supply chain market is experiencing a period of growth and will continue to grow in years to come. Burns highlighted the four main challenges present in the industrial supply chain industry.

“Larger dry van trucking companies can invest money in newer industry technology without a problem,” Burns said. “The flatbed market is much more fragmented with smaller companies, and they don’t have the resources to invest as much in technology as the larger companies do.”

Burns said that new technology continues to make an impact on the industry, causing higher rates and less productivity due to stricter regulations. Burns recommended that companies should work to become a shipper of choice, use multiple different modes when scheduling shipments and utilize logistics professionals that understand the dynamics of industrial freight.

For more information regarding this presentation, please contact Kelsey Magilton at kmagilton@plslogistics.com.

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724 – 814 – 5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Shows Support for Pittsburgh Police Officers

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Oct. 23, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider headquartered in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, held it’s first “Police Appreciation Week” during the week of October 15 – 19.

PLS Logistics provided the Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh and Cranberry Twp. police departments with catered lunches during it’s first “Police Appreciation Week.” PLS Logistics created the appreciation week to show gratitude for all of the hard work that the officers do for the Pittsburgh community. PLS Logistics’ team members interacted with the officers at each department and were able to learn more about what goes into the different officers’ day. Greg Burns, President of PLS Logistics, said that he was thrilled to be able to show appreciation towards the officers.

“At PLS, we’re incredibly grateful for the dedication these officers show by protecting their local communities,“ Burns said. “I am extremely happy that we were able to show our support for these men and women and brighten their day with a free meal.”

PLS Logistics plans to continue to give back to the local law enforcement organizations throughout the upcoming year.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to give back to the community and are very grateful for our local law enforcement and everything they do for the surrounding community,” Burns added. “Thanks to the PLS marketing group, along with the police community liaison groups for their efforts in making this a successful event.”

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact
Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager
724 – 814 – 5074
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Named a Great Supply Chain Partner

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Oct. 9, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, has been named a Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain.

SupplyChainBrain hosts a six-month online poll for its readers to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s overall supply chain performance. Companies that are nominated as a Great Supply Chain partner are described as being reliable, valuable and gives customers support and expertise in the supply chain industry.

“We are honored to be recognized by our customers as one of SupplyChainBrain’s Great Supply Chain partners this year,” Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics, said. “We are proud to serve our customers well and help them succeed through the use of our innovative technology to improve supply chains and stay ahead of current and upcoming challenges in the industry.”

The list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners will be in the October 2018 issue of SupplyChainBrain.

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

About SupplyChainBrain (www.supplychainbrain.com)



SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year-round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions ~ and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724 – 814 – 5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Ranks As Top 100 Third Party Logistics Provider

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Aug. 22, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, one of the largest technology enabled 3PL transportation service providers in North America, has been selected as one of Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider’s for 2018.

Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to readers’ burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges. The criteria companies were evaluated on includes company revenue, sales growth, challenges, services and capabilities. Inbound Logistics selected the top 100 3PL providers for the list of over 300 candidates. The service providers that were selected are companies that, in the opinion of Inbound Logistics editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet readers’ unique supply chain and logistics needs.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a top 3PL by Inbound Logistics Magazine,” Greg Burns, President & CEO of PLS Logistics, said. “It is most gratifying to see our substantial investment in people and technology recognized within the industry. We continue to believe that top tier TMS technology is an essential tool to facilitate optimization of the supply chain for shippers large and small alike.”

PLS continues to grow as an industry leader with over 27 years of expertise, thousands of clients and ten offices now open around the country. PLS’ branch offices and national account teams are breaking revenue records and working to provide the best services and innovative technology to customers every single day.

To view the full list of top 100 3PL providers, click here.

About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the leading multi-channel content provider targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. Inbound Logistics’ mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/.

About PLS Logistics
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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager
724-814-5074
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Earns Logistics Management’s 2018 Annual Quest For Quality Award

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Aug. 7, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, is proud to announce that it is a recipient of Logistic Management’s 2018 Quest for Quality Awards.

Logistics Management’s Annual Quest for Quality Awards are the gold standard for customer satisfaction and performance excellence for carriers, ports and logistics providers worldwide. The Quest for Quality awards are the culmination of a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group. To determine the best of the best, Logistic Management’s readers rate carriers, third-party logistics (3PL) service providers and U.S. port operators strictly on the basis of service quality.

For more than three decades, Logistic Management’s Quest for Quality has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence.

“We are honored that PLS was recognized for this prestigious award,” Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics, said. “Our teams work hard to build strong relationships with both carriers and shippers and we appreciate the recognition for our hard work.”

To view the full list of winners, click here.

About Logistics Management
Now in its 54th year of publication, Logistics Management magazine and logisticsmgmt.com are the leading business-to-business information resources for logistics and transportation professionals in charge of the planning, management, purchase of freight transportation services.

About PLS Logistics Services
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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact
Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager
724 – 814 – 5074
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Supports Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank With Food Drive

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (July 27, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, held a canned food drive at its sales headquarters in Pittsburgh and its corporate office in Cranberry Twp., PA, and collected over 1,700 items to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on Thursday, July 26.

In efforts to give back to the local community, PLS Logistics Services partnered with the North Way Christian Community Church in Wexford, PA, to host a canned food drive at its Pittsburgh offices during the month of July. All food items that were collected in the canned food drive will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

“We’re excited to partner with the North Way Christian Community Church to benefit such an important cause and be able to make a difference in our local community,” Greg Burns, President, Chairman and CEO of PLS Logistics, said.

In Pennsylvania, hunger is not always visible and can force people of all ages to make the tough decisions, such as choosing housing and medical bills over purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank partners with 400 agencies to feed families and individuals in need and mobilize its surrounding communities to eliminate hunger. Burns said that PLS plans to engage with the community more in the coming year to continue to give back to communities in PLS’ office locations.

“Most people don’t realize how big of an issue hunger is in the Pittsburgh area,” Burns said. “I’m glad that PLS is able to make a difference and contribute to the food bank’s efforts to feed people in need.”

About North Way Christian Community Church
North Way Christian Community is a non-denominational, multi-site church with 4,000+ members. North Way currently has six campus locations across the Pittsburgh region; Wexford, Oakland, Sewickley Valley, East End, Dormont and Beaver Valley. Each campus is led by an on-site campus pastor and is supported by a leadership team, elders, staff, and volunteers. North Way members come from a variety of church backgrounds, but have found common ground in the contemporary worship, Biblical teaching and strong passion for following Jesus and serving local and global communities. North Way is a church that loves people where we live, work, and play – bringing the hope of the gospel to the Pittsburgh region by following Jesus and doing life together. For more information including – statement of faith, locations, service times, ministries, and more; please visit www.northway.org.

About Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit founded in 1980 headquartered in Duquesne, PA. With a focus on serving the region’s most vulnerable populations with the healthiest foods possible, the Food Bank is committed to increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This goal is accomplished by partnering with local grocers, distribution companies, farmers and community organizations to acquire and distribute these foods to nearly 400 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites. Together we serve 360,000 people each year across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.

About PLS Logistics Services
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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact
Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager
724 – 814 – 5074
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Strengthens Partnership With The Independent Steel Alliance

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (March 20, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, one of the largest industrial 3PL transportation service provider in North America, has partnered with the Independent Steel Alliance to sponsor their Annual Shareholders Meeting in Napa Valley, CA, in April.

The Independent Steel Alliance (ISA) is a purchasing cooperative of independently-owned and operated rebar fabricators in the U.S. and Canada. The ISA helps provide a tangible financial return to its members along with giving members the benefit of highly focused peer-to-peer engagement. The shareholders meeting will bring together ISA members and suppliers to participate in the conversation about the steel industry.

PLS Logistics Services is an industry leader in moving steel and products related to steel across North America. As a supplier of the ISA, PLS Logistics has chosen to sponsor this meeting to further PLS’s involvement and success in the steel industry. PLS Logistics Services’ scale, history in the steel industry, and quality of service are all factors that lead to the decision to become a sponsor of the ISA meeting.

“This sponsorship is a great way for PLS to further our involvement in the steel industry to build an alliance and strengthen the relationship between PLS and steel manufacturers and carriers,” said Greg Burns, President, Chairman, and CEO of PLS Logistics.

The 2018 ISA Annual Shareholders meeting will take place from April 11 to April 13. The ISA Annual Meeting is open to current fabricator members and supplier-partners. For more information about joining ISA, please visit www.independentsteelalliance.com.

About Independent Steel Alliance

Independent Steel Alliance is a member-owned purchasing cooperative of independent rebar fabricators in the US and Canada. Launched in 2013, ISA’s mission is to achieve measurable and significant financial returns for its members by leveraging collective purchases for patronage rebates from suppliers.

For more information about ISA, including information about joining the cooperative, visit the ISA website at: http://www.IndependentSteelAlliance.com.

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. PLS has been recognized as a top 25 freight brokerage firm. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

 

Media Contact
Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager
724 – 814 – 5074
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

 

ISA Contact

Chris Casey Ph.D., ISA Executive Director
404 – 577 – 0207
Chris@IndependentSteelAlliance.com

PLS Logistics Services Partners with the Blockchain In Trucking Alliance (BiTA)

Cranberry Twp., PA, October 26, 2017 – PLS Logistics Services, a leading 3rd party logistics provider, has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA).  BiTA is a standards and advocacy organization designed to educate, advocate, and establish standards for Blockchain applications in the trucking industry.

BiTA and PLS believe the Blockchain is one of the most significant developments for the supply chain industry. BiTA, PLS Logistics Services, and hundreds of other logistics leaders seek to revolutionize the trucking industry through this partnership.

By bringing together the most influential leaders in transportation, finance, and technology, BiTA will build the first set of transportation Blockchain standards. The Alliance seeks to provide clarity and standards around the Blockchain through education and advocacy of technology.

BiTA intends to become the leader of Blockchain within the industry. Together with PLS Logistic Services, expect to see an advancement in innovative infrastructure.

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. PLS has been recognized as a top 25 freight brokerage firm. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

About Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

Founded in August 2017, the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt Blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industry. BiTA’s goal is for members to participate, discuss, create, and adopt industry standard uses of Blockchain applications and to provide clarity and direction for the development of Blockchain technology in the trucking industry in a manner that will create efficiency, transparency, and foster trust. BiTA standards are intended to create a common framework to help organizations develop and adopt Blockchain technology. For more information, visit www.bita.studio

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Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

(724) 814 – 5074

kmagilton@plslogistics.com

Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

PLS will donate 100% of Profits from TX Moves to the American Red Cross the Week of September 4th

Cranberry Twp., PA, August 30, 2017 – PLS Logistics Services, a leading 3rd party logistics provider, has committed to donate 100% of profits from its Texas freight moves for the week of September 4th to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  

PLS is teaming up with the American Red Cross and GoFundMe to raise money for the affected communities. PLS will donate 100% of the profits from all Texas freight moves next week to the American Red Cross.

“PLS has a large number of employees, shippers and trucking partners in Texas and Houston and we want to do our part to assist in the recovery efforts of this catastrophic storm,” says President and CEO Greg Burns. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”

PLS employees and customers can donate to the American Red Cross through the company’s GoFundMe page titled “PLS Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund”.  Alternatively, any shipper using PLS trucking services the week of Sept. 4th for Texas related freight will have 100% of profits from those shipments donated to the American Red Cross. Shippers can contact their local PLS Account Executive or their local PLS office with any Texas freight needs. With over 500 employees, the company’s goal is to raise funds from its employees, customers, and vendors in addition to the Company’s donation.

While Hurricane Harvey has forced the closure of the PLS Houston office, all employees have been verified as safe. In the next several weeks, the PLS team will work tirelessly to help our customers maintain their delivery schedules, stay informed and assist them in any way possible.

To visit our GoFundMe page, follow this link: https://www.gofundme.com/PLS-Harvey-Relief-Fund

About PLS Logistics Services

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 40,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. PLS has been recognized as a top 25 freight brokerage firm. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact:

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

(724) 814–5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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