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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 Services Ranks on Top Freight Brokerage Firms List for 11th Year

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (April 19, 2018) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading provider of technology enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, has been named on the Transport Topics list of Top Freight Brokerage Firms for 2018.

The annual list ranks freight brokerage firms based on net revenue. The top freight brokerage firms list is part of Transport Topic’s Logistics 50, a yearly review of the largest logistics companies. This marks the 11th consecutive year PLS has placed in the top 30 on the list.

“We’ve built strong partnerships with carriers and shippers alike and their confidence in PLS has been a key reason for our growth,” Greg Burns, Chairman/President/CEO of PLS Logistics Services, said. “We are especially gratified to have achieved our results entirely through organic growth, which supports PLS’ unique culture.”

About PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics Services is a leading technology-enabled 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

Media Contact:

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

(724) 814 – 5074

kmagilton@plslogistics.com

Blockchain in Trucking Alliance

PLS donates over $32,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief

Cranberry Twp., PA, August 30, 2017 – PLS Logistics Services, a leading 3rd party logistics provider, announced a donation of over $32,000 for the American Red Cross hurricane relief. The money was raised through employee, customer, and company contributions.

The initiative began following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, directly hitting the PLS Houston office and expanded to include relief for Hurricane Irma. PLS Logistics teamed up with the American Red Cross and GoFundMe to raise money for the affected communities.

PLS Logistics Services in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Houston are up and running following the hurricane devastation.  PLS is pleased to report all employees in the affected zones are safely accounted for.

“We are grateful to all our hardworking employees in the affected areas who worked remotely and tirelessly to minimize supply chain disruptions,” said President & CEO Greg Burns, “I also want to thank all our employees and customers who contributed to our fundraising campaign on behalf of the Red Cross.”

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

Freight Inquiries

Eric Steiner, Vice President Transportation

(724) 814-5150

esteiner@plslogistics.com

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

Freight Inquiries:

Dallas Branch
John Berberick
(496)513-4841
jberberick@plslogistics.com
Houston Branch
Andrew Barricks
(713)518-1128
abarricks@plslogistics.com
National Accounts
Joe Bielawski
(724)814-5846
jbielawski@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Releases Mobile Apps for Shippers, Dispatchers, Carriers

Cranberry Township, PA – December 5, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (PLS), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, announced today it has released two mobile applications: PLS Live Track and PLS Carrier Connect. Live Track is used by client-shippers and Carrier Connect is used by dispatchers and drivers.

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Live Track enhances the shipper experience with shipment status notifications, reporting capabilities, map-based tracking, search and filter options. Live Track enables shippers to view documents and photos captured by drivers using PLS Carrier Connect.

Carrier Connect allows drivers to instantly share their location, receive dispatch information, upload photos of scale tickets, PODs and freight. The app allows drivers to look for available shipments from the PLS network.

“Our new apps give carriers real-time network visibility and will significantly improve the productivity and profitability of our carrier partners. For our shipper partners, our new apps provide location services on all loads and real-time KPIs to enhance supply chain and shipment visibility,” said Greg Burns, CEO and President of PLS Logistics Services. He continues, “We are excited by the accomplishments of the PLS technology and product management teams in driving innovative, intuitive solutions for our shipper and carrier partners.”

The Live Track app is currently available to iPhone and iPad users in the Apple Store. The Carrier Connect app can be downloaded on Android devices in the Google Play Store. You can see a video demo of the Live Track and Carrier Connect apps on the PLS YouTube channel.

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 61,000 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
Caitlin Orosz, Content Marketing Manager
724. 814. 5194, publicrelations@plslogistics.com

The North American Steel Alliance Signs Agreement with PLS Logistics for Transportation Services

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Nov. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The North American Steel Alliance (“NASA”), a member-owned purchasing cooperative service in the metals distribution industry, has signed a transportation partnership agreement with PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading logistics management services provider. This agreement will allow NASA’s Purchasing Members to receive freight transportation services at competitive rates while earning loyalty rebates in exchange for selecting PLS as their preferred carrier.

“We are pleased to join forces with PLS Logistics Services, as a preferred supplier to North American Steel Alliance,” announced NASA’s CEO Lonnie Terry. “Transportation expenses are a significant line item for our members. This program provides a long-term opportunity for our organizations to confidently leverage both inbound and outbound shipments to obtain the greatest economies while receiving excellent service. This is our first significant step in leveraging NASA freight.”

“In today’s competitive environment, procuring low cost, reliable transportation is critical to long-term survival, and PLS is pleased to further enhance the competitive position of NASA Members,” said Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics Services. “This agreement enables NASA Member companies to leverage the buying power of the largest flatbed network in North America.”

PLS currently has branch offices nationwide in Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Jacksonville, FL, Tampa, FL, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO, and Charlotte, NC. Inc. Magazine has ranked PLS Logistics Services among the 5000 List of Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies for the past three years.

About North American Steel Alliance

Incorporated in November of 1996, North American Steel Alliance is a member-owned purchasing cooperative serving the metals distribution industry. Today, NASA is comprised of over 118 independently operated steel service centers throughout the United States and Canada with over 365 distribution and processing facilities. Collectively, NASA represents annual revenues exceeding $9B dollars. Since 2007, the National Cooperative Business Association recognized NASA as one of the top 10 purchasing cooperatives in North America.

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 45,000+ trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.

Media Contact
Caitlin Orosz, Content Marketing Manager
724. 814. 5194, publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Featured in Logistics Tech Outlook’s Top 10 3PL Technology Solution Providers 2016

FREMONT, CA— PLS Logistics Services, a recognized leader in industrial freight shipping, has been announced as one of the 2016’s top 3PL Technology solution provider in the latest edition of Logistics Tech Outlook.

“We take pride in ourselves to honor PLS Logistics Services for earning a spot in our ranking list which features elite group of companies that is setting new benchmark in Logistics industry,” said Linda James, Managing Editor of Logistics Tech Outlook. “PLS Logistics Services provides everything a business needs to gain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing transportation environment.”

PLS’ proprietary web-based transportation management system – PLS PROSM – ensures that every freight move is optimized and tendered at the lowest cost, meeting service requirements while providing increased visibility through tracking, administration and reporting.

PLS provides flexible solutions that add value and efficiency to clients supply chain. It provides customize solutions based on their business requirements – whether they need all transportation initiatives outsourced, help with inbound freight management, outbound shipment visibility, individual plant, or individual mode management.

About PLS Logistics Services
PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management, freight brokerage and outsourced transportation solutions for shippers across all industries. PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail, barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 45,000 trucking companies, Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.

Logistics Tech Outlook is a technology magazine published from Fremont, California. It acts as an excellent platform for enterprises to showcase their innovative solutions that are setting new foot prints in the logistics industry. This magazine insight about the latest trending technologies that helps organizations to overcome the challenges faced in their business and remain competitive in market place. For more info, visit: www.logisticstechoutlook.com/

PLS Logistics Services Remains One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies

PLS Logistics Services Remains One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies
PLS RANKS FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR ON INC. 5000 LIST
Cranberry Township, PA – October 25, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, was recognized on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The prestigious ranking represents the most successful private companies in America.

5000_color-stackedThis is PLS’ 3rd consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list. Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies has demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth. This year, PLS is number 4975 on the list. Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS said, “To be recognized as part of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies for 3 straight years is an honor. Our growth would not be possible without the dedication of our employees and the strong support of our shipper and carrier partners.”

The ranking is based on growth and revenue over the past 3 years. PLS continues to expand as an industry leader; counting 8,000 active clients, a 25% increase over the prior year and opened branch offices in San Antonio and Charlotte. Recently, PLS has increased its TIA surety bond to $1,000,000, well above the industry requirement of $75,000. Noted Burns, “In a challenging year for transportation, it is most gratifying to achieve yet another year of record revenues and is a strong testament to our regional and end-market diversification.”

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 45,000 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
Caitlin Orosz, Content Marketing Manager
724. 814. 5194, publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Named as One of Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Companies

PLS Ranks on Top 100 List for 2nd Consecutive Year

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – August 23, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Pittsburgh region by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The list is created annually, and determined by a company’s growth rate over a three-year period. On August 18, the Pittsburgh Business Times revealed 100 of Western Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing companies at an awards ceremony. This year, PLS ranks 67th on the list.

“We’re honored to be recognized with other successful companies in the region,” said Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS. “This is the second consecutive year PLS has been named to the fastest-growing companies list, and this would not be possible without the strong support of our shipper and carrier partners, along with the hard work and dedication of our team members,” he said.

PLS was also named to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. PLS has 12 office locations and more than 700 employees nationwide.

About PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management, freight brokerage and outsourced transportation solutions for shippers across all industries. PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail, barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 45,000 trucking companies, Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (888) 814-8486.

Media Contact
Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Contributes to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ Recycling Program

Cranberry Township, PA — July 12, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, has collected and donated denim to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program.

Employees recycled their old blue jeans, jackets, shorts and skirts, which will be turned into natural cotton fiber insulation. PLS collected 100 pairs of blue jeans over two weeks.

“We’re excited to participate with the Blue Jeans Go Green™ program. Our business is about sustainability and we are pleased to support this worthy cause,” said Greg Burns, President of PLS Logistics Services. “PLS employees have donated to the program, and are enthusiastic to provide transportation services at cost to participating firms involved in the program.”

Since 2006, the Cotton Incorporated Blue Jeans Go Green™ program has helped rebuild communities by providing hundreds of thousands of square feet of UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation to Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country.

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 20,000 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 Cotton Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, conducts worldwide research and promotion activities to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton.

For more information about the Blue Jeans Go Green program and to learn how to get involved, please visit www.BlueJeansGoGreen.org.

Media Contact
Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Recognized as a Great Supply Chain Partner in Annual Poll

PLS Logistics Services Recognized as a Great Supply Chain Partner in Annual Poll

PLS IS NAMED ON SUPPLYCHAINBRAIN’S 2016 LIST OF 100 GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS

Cranberry Township, PA – July 1, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, has been named to SupplyChainBrain’s annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners.

“Each year, our list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners features a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services,” said Brad Berger, Publisher of SupplyChainBrain. This year, Berger continues, “we received literally hundreds of nominations from solutions providers in every aspect of supply chain management.”
The list is compiled through an online poll, where the publication asks supply chain professionals to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made an impact of their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.

Greg Burns, CEO and President of PLS Logistics Services, acknowledged the achievement by saying, “Our success wouldn’t be possible without the support and feedback of our valued customers and carrier partners. We work hard to provide ongoing value to our customers through innovative transportation management, brokerage and technology solutions.”

PLS will appear in the 2016 July/August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine as a celebrated member of this year’s 100 Greatest Supply Chain Partners.

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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 45,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogistics.com.

About SupplyChainBrain

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:
Caitlin Kelly, Content Marketing Manager
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Named to Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms List

PLS Ranks for 9th Consecutive Year on Transport Topics List

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – April 13, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, has been named to the top 25 on Transport Topics list of Top 50 Freight Brokerage Firms for 2015.

The annual list ranks freight brokerage firms based on net revenue. The Top Brokerage Firm list is part of Transport Topics’ Logistics 50, a yearly review of the largest logistics companies.

This marks the 9th consecutive year that PLS has ranked in the top 25 of the list. “We’ve built strong partnerships with carriers and shippers. Their confidence in PLS has been a fundamental reason for our market growth,” says Greg Burns, PLS President and CEO.

“We are especially gratified to have achieved our results through organic growth, which remains a critical differentiator for PLS,” added Burns.

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.

Media Contact

Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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Inbound Freight Costs are Rising. What are logistics managers doing to better manage costs?

Inbound Freight Costs are Rising. What are logistics managers doing to better manage costs?

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INBOUND LOGISTICS IS A COMPLEX PROCESS that can consume more than 40% of the average organization’s annual freight budget, according to Aberdeen Group, which estimates that total inbound freight spend alone consumes between 3.6% to 5.2% of a firm’s total annual sales. Due to inbound freight savings’ direct impact on the organizational bottom line, shippers that make it a supply chain priority reap significant inventory efficiencies, better cost containment, and a higher chance of achieving productivity and service goals.

The Independent Steel Alliance and PLS Logistics Services Partner to Provide Independent Rebar Fabricators with Logistics Services

ATLANTA, GA – February 25, 2016

The Independent Steel Alliance (“ISA”) has signed a transportation partnership agreement with PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading logistics management services provider. This agreement will allow ISA’s purchasing members to receive freight transportation services at competitive rates while earning loyalty rebates in exchange for selecting PLS as their preferred carrier.
Said ISA Executive Director Chris Casey, “Traditionally, our rebar fabricator members place an order with a supplier and simply use the carrier designated by the supplier. With the PLS partnership, ISA Members will be able to shop the supplier’s freight rates with PLS and receive competitive pricing. When our Members select PLS as their freight carrier, PLS will pay a rebate to the Members. It’s a win-win for both parties.”

“In today’s competitive environment, cost effective transportation solutions are critical to long-term survival, and PLS is pleased to further enhance the competitive position of ISA Members,” said Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics Services. “The fabricated rebar industry is a freight-intensive one, and this agreement enables ISA Member companies to realize significant cost savings by leveraging the buying power of the largest flatbed network in North America.”
PLS currently has branch offices nationwide in Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Jacksonville, FL, Tampa, FL, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO, Seattle, WA, Las Vegas, NV and Charlotte, NC. In 2015, Inc. Magazine ranked PLS Logistics Services among the 5000 List of Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies.

About Independent Steel Alliance

Atlanta-based Independent Steel Alliance is a member-owned purchasing cooperative of independent rebar fabricators in the US and Canada. ISA’s mission is to achieve measurable and significant financial returns for its members by leveraging collective purchases for patronage rebates from suppliers. In its first three years of operations, ISA Members have earned significant rebates by supporting ISA Supplier-Partners. ISA is also a leader in providing unique content and networking opportunities tailored specifically for the independent rebar fabricator community.

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 20,000+ trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5194.

Contacts

For Independent Steel Alliance
Chris Casey
Executive Director
(404) 577-0207
Chris@IndependentSteelAlliance.com

For PLS Logistics Services
Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Continues Expansion, Opens Office in Las Vegas

New Office to Bring More than 200 Jobs to Las Vegas, Nevada

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – February 15, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is PLS’ 13th office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding client base.
The office opened February 15, 2016 with an initial team of 20 employees and expects to hire 200 additional employees in 2016 from the Las Vegas area. The office is located in the Bank of America Plaza at 300 South 4th Street, Suite 600, Las Vegas, Nevada.

“PLS’ technology driven approach to transportation continues to drive growth and we are excited to announce the opening of our newest branch location,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “By adding new employees in the area, we will be able to tap into strong sales talent that Las Vegas offers and better support our shipping and carrier partners.”
PLS chose Las Vegas as an office location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy. Interested candidates can apply immediately at plslogistics.com/careers or contact Stephanie Price at sprice@plslogistics.com. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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) 814-5194.

Media Contact

Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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Low oil prices, growing supply inventories and decreasing global demand have created new challenges in the oil and gas (O&G) industry. Historically, O&G companies’ soaring profits masked the poor state of logistics operations within their supply chains. Now that profits are thin, oil and gas companies are rushing to save money wherever they can. O&G companies realize the savings potential in their disordered logistics processes, specifically in transportation management.

PLS Logistics Services Continues Expansion, Opens Office in Charlotte

New Office to Bring 200 Jobs to Charlotte, North Carolina

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – January 18, 2016

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is PLS’ 12th office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding client base.
The office opened January 18, 2016 with an initial team of 20 employees and expects to hire 200 additional employees over the next several years. The office is located in the Fifth Third Center Building at 201 North Tryon Street, Suite 1500, Charlotte, North Carolina.
“PLS’ technology driven approach to transportation continues to drive growth and we are excited to announce the opening of our newest branch location,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “By adding new employees in the area, we will be able to tap into the strong sales talent that Charlotte offers and better support our shipping and carrier partners.”
PLS chose Charlotte as a new office location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy. Interested candidates can apply immediately at plslogistics.com/careers or contact McKenzie Roark at eroark@plslogistics.com. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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) 814-5194.

Media Contact

Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Continues Expansion, Opens Office in San Antonio

New Office to Bring Jobs to South Texas

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – December 14, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in San Antonio, Texas. This is PLS’ 11th office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding client base.

The office opened December 14, 2015 with an initial team of 10 employees and 40 new hires in 2016 from the San Antonio area. The office is located in the Weston Centre at 112 East Pecan Street, 6th Floor, San Antonio, Texas and is expected to create more than 200 jobs in the region over the next three years.

“PLS’ technology driven approach to transportation continues to drive growth and we are excited to announce the opening of the third branch location in Texas,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “By adding new employees in San Antonio, we will be able to tap into strong sales talent and better support our shipping and carrier partners.”

PLS chose San Antonio as a new office location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy. Interested candidates can apply immediately at plslogistics.com/careers or contact Kristin Baldwin at kbaldwin@plslogistics.com. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

Media Contact

Caitlin Kelly
Content Marketing Manager
(724) 814-5194
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Continues Expansion, Opens Office in Seattle

New Office to Bring 200 New Jobs to the Seattle Area

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – October 26, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in Seattle, Washington. This is PLS’ tenth office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding client base.
The office opened October 26, 2015, with an initial team of 9 employees and 20 new hires from the greater Seattle area. The office is located at the Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave, Suite 210, Seattle Washington and is expected to create over 200 jobs in the region over the next three years.

“PLS’ technology driven approach to transportation continues to drive growth and we are excited to announce the opening of our first West Coast branch location,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “By adding new employees in the Seattle area, we will be able to tap into the strong sales talent and better support our shipping and carrier partners in the Western US.”
PLS chose Seattle as a new office location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy. Interested candidates can apply immediately at http://plslogistics.com/careers or contact Alexis D’Souza at adsouza@plslogistics.com. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Named One of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Office Spaces

PLS Logistics Services Named One of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Office Spaces

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – September 23, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, was recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s coolest offices by the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Throughout the month of September, the Pittsburgh Business Times is showcasing the most inspiring and attractive office spaces in and around Pittsburgh. PLS has nine branch offices nationwide including the two remarkable office locations in the Pittsburgh area – Cranberry Township and the South Side. PLS’ other offices are located in Jacksonville, FL, Tampa, FL, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO.

“PLS’ investment in our office space reflects our work hard play hard culture. Our offices have been designed to encourage teamwork and open communication,” says Greg Burns, Chairman, President and CEO of PLS.
PLS has 9 current locations and anticipates reaching twenty locations across the nation by 2018. The broad office network leverages PLS technology, carrier and shipper base while providing PLS employees the opportunity to relocate across the nation.

About PLS

With more than 600 employees nationwide, PLS Logistics Services provides transportation management and freight brokerage services across all industries using all major freight modes. 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.

PLS Logistics Services Named One of Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies

PLS Logistics Services Named One of Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – August 24, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, was named one of Pittsburgh’s 100 fastest growing companies by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The Pittsburgh 100 ranks the fastest-growing private companies in Western Pennsylvania.

On Aug. 20, the Pittsburgh Business Times unveiled the Pittsburgh 100 Class of 2015, consisting of 100 firms that had the largest rate of growth over a three-year period from 2012 to 2014. PLS ranked 83rd on the list of the region’s fastest-growing companies.

An awards ceremony was held at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh to highlight this year’s winners. Greg Burns, Chairman, President & CEO of PLS, said, “It’s an honor to be named to the Pittsburgh 100 list,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “Our success would not be possible without the support of our valued customers, carrier partners and the hard work and dedication of our employees. By providing initial and ongoing value to our customers through innovative transportation management and brokerage solutions, we are poised for even more growth in the future.”

With more than 600 employees nationwide, PLS Logistics Services provides transportation management and freight brokerage services across all industries using all major freight modes. The company’s carrier network consists of more than 20,000 trucking companies, major railroads and barge companies.

About PLS

PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of technology enabled transportation management, freight brokerage and outsourced transportation solutions for shippers across all industries.  PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail, barge, air and ocean.  The PLS carrier network consists of over 20,000 trucking companies, Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.  To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (888) 814-8486.

Media Contact

T.J. Muehlfeld
Senior Director of Marketing
(724) 814-8634
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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The concept of collecting and studying data for business intelligence is nothing new – but today, there is more data available than ever before. It’s estimated that each day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. This data, “big data”, is able to be gathered, sorted and analyzed thanks to advanced, systematized technology.

Leveraging big data is extremely valuable in transportation and logistics planning. When managed properly, big data can be used to make better transportation decisions and can help enhance business operations.

PLS Logistics Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 List of Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies

PLS Logistics Services Ranks on Inc. 5000 List of Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – August 13, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation management and freight brokerage services, was named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 list, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

This year, PLS ranks as number 4921 on the Inc. 5000 list. The ranking is based on growth and revenue over the past 3 years. During that time, PLS grew by 45%, with 2014 revenue coming in over $515 million, and created 225 new jobs. All of this growth was 100% organic. “It’s an honor to be named to the Inc. 5000 list,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “Our success would not be possible without the support of our valued customers, carrier partners and the hard work and dedication of our employees. By providing initial and ongoing value to our customers through innovative transportation management and brokerage solutions, we are poised for even more growth in the future.”

With more than 600 employees nationwide, PLS Logistics Services provides transportation management and freight brokerage services across all industries using all major freight modes. The company’s carrier network consists of more than 20,000 trucking companies, major railroads and barge companies.

About PLS

PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of technology enabled transportation management, freight brokerage and outsourced transportation solutions for shippers across all industries.  PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail, barge, air and ocean.  The PLS carrier network consists of over 20,000 trucking companies, Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.  To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (888) 814-8486.

Media Contact

T.J. Muehlfeld
Senior Director of Marketing
(724) 814-8634
publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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.

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

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JSW Steel (USA) Inc. Announces Agreement with PLS Logistics Services

BAYTOWN, Texas, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — JSW Steel (USA) Inc. (“JSW”) has entered into an agreement with PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), the largest industrial 3PL transportation services provider in North America. PLS will provide transportation and logistics solutions for outbound steel plate shipments from JSW’s plant in Baytown, Texas.

JSW operates one of the widest carbon plate mills in North America. JSW services shipyards, oilfield fabricators, heavy equipment producers, machinery makers and many other OEMs and distributors who need high-quality carbon plate and large diameter pipe.John Hritz, President and CEO of JSW commented, “I recall negotiating and concluding PLS’ first large steel manufacturing logistics contract when I was with another steel entity, and they have grown exponentially since then. We are pleased to partner with them going forward.”

“PLS’ technology-driven approach ensures that every freight move is optimized and tendered at the lowest cost, meeting service requirements while providing increased visibility through tracking, administration and reporting,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO.

PLS provides opportunities to overcome transportation challenges, such as load time delays and limited capacity. PLS expands JSW’s supply chain and offers broader and faster service to their customer network.

PLS’ scale, rich history in the steel industry, quality of service and competitive rates assure JSW that they can expand their volume and shipping needs.

About JSW Steel (USA) Inc.

JSW is a Texas-based corporation specializing in the production of discreet carbon steel plate thickness up to 6″and widths up to 160″, as well as large diameter pipe up to 80′ long with wall thickness up to 1″. Strategically located 30 miles southeast of Houston, JSW has the ideal site and capabilities to serve its global energy, rail and tank car, utility pole customers, and shipbuilding industries. To learn more, visit JSWSteel.US.

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 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.

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Logistics operations are responsible for providing excellent service to satisfy rising customer demands.  Learn how to provide value to your customers, starting now.  In this PLS whitepaper, you will learn 5 areas in logistics that typically need improvement, the most successful methods of logistics optimization, and how good logistics practices translate to the customer experience.

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This white paper examines five freight-related challenges faced by mining companies and how 3PLs can help address them.

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PLS has announced the results of its first annual survey of industrial freight carriers on the use of liquefied natural gas powered trucks.

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PLS Logistics Services Continues Expansion, Opening Office in Phoenix

New office to bring 200 new jobs to Phoenix
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – April 8, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in Phoenix. This is PLS’ ninth office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding regional client base.

The office opened Monday April 6, 2015, with an initial team of 13 employees, 6 who were previously located at other successful PLS offices across the country, and 7 new hires from the Phoenix area. Located at 7001 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona the office is expected to create over 200 jobs in the greater Phoenix area over the next three years.

“PLS’ technology driven approach continues to drive growth and we are excited to announce the opening of our new branch office in Phoenix,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO.  “By adding new employees in the area, we will be able to tap into the strong sales talent in the Phoenix market.”

PLS chose the Phoenix location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy.  Interested candidates can apply immediately at http://plslogistics.com/careers or contact Katelyn Huntoon at khuntoon@plslogistics.com. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.  To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Hires Jon Herberger as Chief Information Officer

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – April 6, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, today announced that Jon Herberger has joined the company as its Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Herberger most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Imagitas, a marketing services company that connects marketers with their consumer segments through government communication channels in the US. Before joining Imagitas, he held senior technology management positions at N.E.W. Customer Service Companies Inc. and Electronic Data Systems.

“Jon brings over 20 years of progressive experience managing mission-critical projects and providing strategic, complex IT solutions for business objectives and strategic growth” says Greg Burns, Chairman, President and CEO of PLS Logistics Services. “I am pleased to welcome a seasoned strategic technology executive to the PLS leadership team. Jon will play a critical role in PLS’ future growth as we continue to develop industry leading technology enabled solutions that give our customers a competitive advantage.”
“I am excited to be joining PLS at a time when they are experiencing rapid growth and expansion, driven by their technology. Technology is more critical than ever in supply chain management and PLS’ innovative approach will continue to be a differentiator as they add even more value for customers in the future,” noted Herberger.
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, barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 15,000 trucking companies, Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Hires Dave Mabon as Chief Operating Officer

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – March 11, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain and freight brokerage services, today announced that Dave Mabon has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Mabon most recently served in a variety of executive leadership positions with GENCO, a North American logistics provider.  Previously, he directed sales and marketing for Kuehne + Nagel’s Contract Logistics business unit and served on their International Logistics Steering Committee.  Mr. Mabon started his logistics career with APL.

“Dave brings over 25 years of logistics leadership experience to PLS, with a strong track record of driving growth” says Greg Burns, Chairman, President and CEO of PLS Logistics Services. “I am pleased to welcome a seasoned supply chain executive to the PLS leadership team.  Dave will play a critical role in guiding our future growth and expansion plans.”

“I am excited to be joining PLS at a time when they are experiencing rapid growth and expansion. PLS’s unique scalable systems offering provides actionable data enabling customers to drive growth in challenging market conditions,” noted Mabon.

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, barge, air and ocean.  The PLS carrier network consists of over 15,000 trucking companies, Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.  To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Continues to Grow, Opening Office in Philadelphia

New office to bring 150 new jobs to Philadelphia

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of third party logistics solutions and freight brokerage services, announced today that it has opened a new branch office in Philadelphia. This is PLS’ eighth office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding regional client base.

The office opened Monday February 23, 2015, with an initial team of 31 employees, 18 who were previously located at other successful PLS offices across the country, and 13 new hires from the Philadelphia area. Located at Constitution Place, Suite 1200, 325-41 Chestnut Street, the office is expected to create over 250 jobs in the greater Philadelphia area over the next three years.

“PLS continues to experience rapid growth and we are excited to announce the opening of our new branch office in Philadelphia,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “By adding new employees in the area, we will be able to tap into the strong sales talent in the Philadelphia market.”

PLS chose the Philadelphia location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy. Interested candidates can apply immediately at http://plslogistics.com/careers or contact Minda Muenzer-White at mwhite@plslogistics.com or 724-814-5202. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Continues to Grow, Opening Office in St. Louis

New office to bring 150 new jobs to St. Louis

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – February 5, 2015

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of third party logistics solutions and freight brokerage services, today announced that it has opened a new branch office in St. Louis. This is PLS’ seventh office nationwide, and was opened to meet the needs of PLS’ expanding regional client base.

The office opened Monday February 2, 2015, with an initial team of 25 employees, eight who were previously located at other successful PLS offices across the country, and 17 new hires from the St. Louis area. Located at 707 North 2nd Street, the office is expected to create over 150 jobs in the greater St. Louis area over the next three years.

“PLS continues to experience rapid growth and we are excited to announce the opening of our new branch office in St. Louis,” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “By adding new employees in the area, we will be able to tap into the strong sales talent in the St. Louis market.”

PLS chose the St. Louis location because of its access to quality professional talent, which is the key to PLS’ growth and expansion strategy. Interested candidates can apply immediately at http://plslogistics.com/careers or contact Hannah Dwiggins at hdwiggins@plslogistics.com or 724-814-8657. Prior logistics industry experience is not required, as employees receive extensive training and support.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Named to Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms List

Company moved up two spots from their 2013 ranking from Transport Topics

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – November 20, 2014

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of 3rd party logistics solutions and freight brokerage services, was named to the Transport Topics Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms list for 2014. Moving up two spots from the 2013 ranking, PLS continues to experience rapid double digit organic growth in a period of tight truck capacity.

“We’ve built strong partnerships with carriers and shippers alike and their belief in PLS has been a key reason for our market share growth.” says Greg Burns, PLS’ Chairman, President and CEO. “We’re excited about our recent office openings in the Tampa and Dallas markets and we look forward to additional expansion in 2015 and beyond.”

This marks the 8th year that PLS has made this list. “We are especially gratified to have achieved our results through organic growth and promotions of our internal talent which remains a critical differentiator for PLS,” added Burns.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.

PLS Logistics Services Moves into Larger Office in Tampa Due to Growth

Rapid growth and expansion plans in the Tampa region spurs need for new office

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – November 4, 2014

PLS Logistics Services (“PLS”), a leading provider of 3rd party logistics solutions and freight brokerage services, moved into a new office space in Tampa on November 3, 2014 to accommodate their rapid growth in the region. The Tampa office opened on December 30, 2013, with nine employees and since then has grown to 60. The office plans to add 150 new jobs in the next 18 months.

tampa-08“We’re very pleased with the quality of talent we have found in Tampa,” says Bob Janeda, PLS’ Senior Vice President of Transportation. “We’re rapidly expanding our client base in the greater Tampa area, and we will be looking for more top-notch sales talent to support our growth in the region.”

The majority of the jobs created by PLS’ Tampa office will be entry level sales positions. These positions offer unlimited growth and earning potential, with many employees quickly advancing into sales management roles.

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 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit www.plslogistics.com or call (724) 814-5100.