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PLS Logistics Services’ Expert to Speak at the OCTG & Line Pipe Forecasting Summit 

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Sept. 30, 2020) – PLS Logistics Services, a leading thirdparty logistics provider, was selected to speak at the OCTG & Line Pipe Forecasting Summit on October 1-2, 2020. In addition, PLS is partnering with the summit as a sponsor to support this critical industry and all its members.   

 

Jacque Morrow, Vice President – National Account Solutions, has responsibility for contract logistics management business development and brokerage key account management. At the conference, Jacque will share his insights and forecasts on the following topic: ‘Transportation Challenges for OCTG & Line Pipe: 3-year outlook for truck, rail, and barge’. 

 

For over 17 years of working in the oil and gas logistics, I can surely say that expertise and risk management are key components in the industry’s forecasting. PLS has been a proven partner for many oil and gas companies over the decades. It is a pleasure to share my experience on the OCTG Summit and help businesses navigate through this volatile time,” – commented Jacque Morrow, National Account Solutions Vice President in PLS Logistics Services and a conference speaker.  

 

About the OCTG & Line Pipe Forecasting Summit  

 

The OCTG & Line Pipe Forecasting Summit, hosted by Preston Pipe, leading steel pipe market research firm, is a virtual conference for oil and gas companies and businesses related to the industry. The industry’s leading experts present their views on how our changing world will affect North America’s OCTG, Line Pipe, and core inputs outlook. This will help attendees build forecasts and budgets, assess risks and investment opportunities, and understand the drivers in the volatile oil and gas industry. The summit will provide expert opinions on oil and gas upstream and midstream activity, along with a steel and OCTG & Line Pipe forecast, for the next 3 years. This year’s event is virtual.  Learn more about the summit here: https://octgsummit.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.plslogistics.com. 

 

Media Contact  

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

PLS Logistics Becomes HARDI Proven Partner

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Aug. 26, 2020) – PLS Logistics Services announced that it is the first proven partner of the HARDI organization. 

HARDI, which stands for heating, air-conditioning & refrigeration distributors international, is an organization for wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry. As a proven partner, members can utilize PLS as a recommended shipping partner for their business shipping needs for both LTL and truckload shipping options. HARDI developed its proven partners program as a resource for its members to use when trying to find service vendors for a variety of business needs. Greg Burns, CEO of PLS Logistics, said that he is very excited to be working with HARDI. 

PLS has been working in the HVACR industry for 12 years, and we know an efficient supply chain and logistics program is important to the success of HARDI members and their customers’ experience,” Burns said. “We are very excited about this partnership and to work with HARDI.” 

PLS will allow HARDI members to ship freight with the best rates through a variety of transportation modes. 

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.plslogistics.com. 

About HARDI 

HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industryHARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors. 

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 (Aug. 11, 2020) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading third-party logistics provider, has ranked in the top 50 on Transport Topics Top Freight Brokerage Firms for 2020. 

Transport Topic’s annual list ranks freight brokerage firms based on net revenue for the most recent 12-month period. The list includes a breakdown 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. 

It has been a challenging year, and we are very thankful to be an essential business and have the ability to grow and help clients move freight in any way we can during this time,” Greg Burns, CEO of PLS Logistics, said. “Our relationship with carriers and shippers, and their confidence in PLS has been a fundamental reason for our growth, and we are elated to be featured by Transport Topics and continue serving our customers with the best technology and quality supply chain solutions.” 

This marks the 12th consecutive year that PLS has been ranked on the Top Freight Brokerage Firm list. 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 Named Top Rail Freight Company by GoodFirms

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (June 26, 2020) – PLS Logistics Services, a third-party logistics provider, has been listed as a Top Rail Freight Company by GoodFirms. 

GoodFirmsa full-fledged research and review platform, has listed PLS Logistics as a Top Rail Freight Company in 2020 on a list they have compiled of excellent logistics companies. The list was created to highlight excellent companies to help entrepreneurs who rely on transport and logistics services to keep their business strong. In addition to rail freight, they have also listed supply chain, shipping, trucking, warehousing, air freight, and ocean freight companies. Joe Bielawski, Chief Operating Officer, said that he is excited PLS is being recognized for their rail freight efforts. 

“Our team of rail experts has years of industry experience and are constantly working hard to find our customers the best solutions, no matter what the industry conditions are,” Bielawski said. “It’s great to see them recognized for their hard work.” 

The full list of top rail freight companies can be found 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 45,000 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 

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PLS Announces Two Internal Promotions to Expand its Leadership Team in 2020

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Jan. 16, 2020) – PLS Logistics Services, a third-party logistics provider, announced the promotion of two employees to expand its leadership team.

James Penn, formerly the Satellite Office Leader for the Philadelphia office, and Justin Feroce, formerly the Satellite Office Leader for the St. Louis office, were promoted as a result of the work they have conducted this past year.

Penn was promoted to Associate Vice President and will now oversee PLS’ Charlotte, Jacksonville, and Tampa offices and operations teams, as well as the Philadelphia office. Penn has been with PLS for 11 years and has been a major contribution to the growth of PLS’ Philadelphia office.

Feroce was promoted to the Director of Transportation and will maintain oversight of the St. Louis office and government team, but will now also oversee PLS’ Phoenix and Dallas offices in his new role. Feroce started at PLS in 2014 as an account executive and has worked his way up through the company to his new leadership role.

Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics, said he is very excited about the opportunities in front of PLS.

“While market cycles come and go, our commitment to superior performance, outstanding customer experience, and significant market share gains across all market conditions is unwavering,” Burns said. “We are looking forward to a great year in 2020.”

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.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724 – 814 – 5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Shows Support For Food Banks Nationwide

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Jan. 2, 2019) – PLS Logistics Services, a third-party logistics provider, raised over 4,200 items for food banks nationwide during its company wide food drive from November 18 to December 13.

PLS partnered with local food banks in 10 U.S. cities that PLS is located in. Each office was given a pre-determined donation goal based on branch size, and every office was able to exceed its goal. This year, PLS raised 300% more items than last year’s food drive.

“It is incredibly rewarding to know that our organization is making such a positive impact on communities across the country this holiday season,” Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics, said.

All items that were collected will be donated to various food banks and pantries including the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Catholic Charities in Charlotte, Philabundance in Philadelphia, CrossRoads in Dallas, Mom’s Pantry in Phoenix, and more. These food banks and organizations work to help feed families, refugees, and individuals struggling to find nutritional foods due to housing and medical costs or lack of resources. Burns said he is proud that PLS is able to help make a difference and is excited to continue to give back to communities.

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.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724 – 814 – 5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

PLS Logistics Services Shows Support for Cranberry Twp. and Philadelphia Police Officers

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Oct. 22, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services held its second annual “Police Appreciation Week” in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia during the week of October 14 – 18.

PLS provided the Cranberry Township Police Department and the 6th District Philadelphia Police Department with catered lunches during its second annual “Police Appreciation Week.” PLS started the appreciation week in 2018 to show gratitude for all the hard work that the officers do for the community. This year, PLS employees traveled to Philadelphia to expand the event to one of its satellite locations in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.

“Our police appreciation week is a great way to show how thankful we are for the hard-working officers and thank them for keeping our community safe,” Greg Burns, President and CEO, said. “We hope to continue the initiative and expand it in the upcoming years.”

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.plslogistics.com.

Media Contact

Kelsey Magilton, Marketing Manager

724 – 814 – 5074

publicrelations@plslogistics.com

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 Chicago Corporate Office Welcomes New VP of Corporate Development

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’s leadership team to help arrange strategic alliances, identify & acquire companies and contribute to PLS’s 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 were what attracted him to the position.

“I am really looking forward to helping 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’s 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