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PLS Logistics Services Ranks in Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third Party Logistics Providers

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Sept. 19, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, has been selected as one of Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider’s for 2019.

Inbound Logistics editors select 100 of the best, well-known logistics solutions providers every year based on submitted information about specialty services and solutions offered, types of customers, corporate culture, and ability to help customers solve challenges unique to their business. Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics, said that he is very proud that PLS continues to rank in the top 100 3PL’s.

“It is most gratifying to see our substantial investment in people and technology recognized within the industry,” Burns said. “We hope to continue to serve our customers with the best supply chain tools and solutions now and in the future.”

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

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724-814-5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Named Great Supply Chain Partner By SupplyChainBrain

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Sept. 3, 2019) — 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 efficiency, customer service, and overall supply chain performance. This year, PLS was highlighted by customers based on its temperature-controlled shipping options. Greg Burns, President, and CEO of PLS Logistics said that he is honored that PLS has been recognized.

“We are proud to continue to serve our customers well and help them succeed through the use of our innovative technology to help improve supply chains and stay ahead of current and upcoming challenges in the industry,” Burns said.

For the complete list of 2019 Great Supply Chain Partners, 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 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 Welcomes New VP of Corporate Development at New Chicago Office

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (July 8, 2019) – PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, is pleased to announce Steven Moore as the new Vice President of Corporate Development, who will be working out of its new Chicago office.

In his new role at PLS, Moore will serve as a key member of PLS’ leadership team to help arrange strategic alliances, identify & acquire companies and contribute to PLS’ overall growth.

Moore started his financial career at Citigroup in New York City after graduating from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science from the Fisher College of Business. He later received his MBA from Columbia Business School, which led him to a corporate business development role at American Express. Moore’s most recent role was in middle market private equity with a focus on finding companies to help add value and form strategic partnerships.

When Moore met with the leadership team, he said that he liked the vision they had for the company and the role that he would be able to have at PLS. Moore said that the possibilities that aligned with that vision and the willingness of PLS to expand was what attracted him to the position.

“I am really looking forward to help attain PLS’ goals of growth and acquisition and expanding our geographic footprint to help make PLS a bigger leader in the industry,” Moore said. “The logistics industry is currently in a very active M&A environment, so I am excited to help PLS get involved and continue to grow as an organization.”

The new Chicago office is PLS’ 11th office nationwide and will meet the needs of PLS’ expanding client base and demand for intermodal shipping services. Moore will be working out of the Chicago office alongside PLS’ intermodal freight brokerage department.

“Since I’ve been here, there has been a very strong team dynamic at PLS and I am excited to be a part of it,” Moore said. “I am eager to begin building a strategy with the leadership team to aid in the future development of the organization.”

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

Media Contact

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

PLS Logistics Ranked In Transport Topics Top 50 Freight Brokerage Firms

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (May 31, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, has ranked in the top 50 on Transport Topics Top Freight Brokerage Firms for 2019.

The annual list ranks freight brokerage firms based on net revenue for the most recent 12-month period. The list also features breakdowns of the top freight brokerage firms, air and ocean freight forwarders, dry storage and refrigerated warehouse operators, and dedicated contract carriage service providers in North America.

This marks the 11th consecutive year that PLS has been ranked on the Top Freight Brokerage Firm list.

“It’s an honor to be continuously recognized as a leading firm, and we are thankful for each nomination” Greg Burns, CEO of PLS Logistics, said. “We have built a strong partnership with carriers and shippers, and their confidence in PLS has been a fundamental reason for our market growth. As PLS continues to advance in technology and ongoing innovations, we are proud to keep serving our customers to the best of our ability.”

For a complete list of the top freight brokerage firms, click here.

About Transport Topics

Transport Topics is the news leader in freight transportation and has been for the last 80 years. When it comes to major issues, industry events, and new departments, Transport Topics journalists are there first and most often. Read daily at: www.ttnews.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 45,000 pre-qualified trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more visit www.plslogstics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724-814-5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Announces Chief Operating Officer (COO)

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (May 22, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the promotion of Joe Bielawski as Chief Operating Officer.

In his new role, Bielawski will oversee daily service performance, operations and help drive long-term growth initiatives. Bielawski has experience across all major shipment modes with a variety of contractual clients and over 20 years of leadership experience.

“Joe’s leadership has been instrumental in driving outstanding service performance in our National Accounts and Enterprise Business units, and he has extensive experience in leading operations and supply chain management teams,” Greg Burns, CEO of PLS Logistics, said. “Joe has an outstanding track record of supporting company growth and creating innovative customer solutions. With PLS experiencing another year of record growth, the time is right to further strengthen our leadership team and I am confident that Joe will be able to bring his outstanding operational culture across our entire PLS enterprise.”

Bielawski started his career with PLS in 1997 as a Logistics Coordinator. Since then, he has worked his way up to Director and was named Vice President of Supply Chain in 2015. He recently held the title of Vice President of Enterprise Solutions and helped PLS’ Enterprise and National Account divisions achieve new records for growth and service level performance.

“It’s exciting to see where the company started with a single office and regional presence to a nationwide provider of leading technology enabled supply chain solutions,” Bielawski said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to drive best-in-class operational excellence across our various shipment and service modes, as we continue our industry leading growth.”

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 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

PLS Logistics Services Speaks to Temple Students About Supply Chain Industry

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Mar. 7, 2019) — The CEO of PLS Logistics visited Temple University from February 28 to March 1 to speak to supply chain and business students about the supply chain and sales industry.

Greg Burns, the President, Chairman, and CEO of PLS Logistics spoke to Temple students last week during a supply chain class about the challenges and opportunities in the industrial transportation industry. Temple University students were able to interact with Burns and ask questions about both PLS and the logistics industry. The supply chain presentation was followed by a networking happy hour event that evening at the Draught Horse in north Philadelphia to give students a chance to interact with recruiters, top account executives at PLS and a CEO within the industry.

While on campus, Burns also met with Temple’s Professional Sales Organization (PSO) and spoke to business students about the best practices in a competitive sales environment. Burns spoke on his past experiences and gave tips on how someone in the sales industry today can be successful in a very competitive and flooded environment.

If you are interested in having Burns come visit campus, please contact Kelsey Magilton at kmagilton@plslogistics.com for more information.

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

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724-814-5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Supports TSA Agents After Government Shutdown

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Jan. 28, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider headquartered in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, provided lunch for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at the Pittsburgh International Airport on Monday.

PLS Logistics supplied the entire TSA staff at the Pittsburgh International Airport with lunch to show appreciation for workers who worked without pay for 35 days while the government was shutdown, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Although the shutdown has been temporarily lifted, there is a possibility workers will once again be without pay in the coming weeks.

PLS plans to continue to show support for local organizations in the upcoming year for their hard work and commitment to the Pittsburgh community.

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.plslogstics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724-814-5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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