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PLS Logistics Services is one of the country’s leading logistics management services providers. We provide customized transportation solutions and freight brokerage services. Our company can help you arrange freight shipping of any type and volume.

WHAT IS FREIGHT SHIPPING?
Freight shipping is the process of moving freight between destinations through different transportation modes, like full truckload, less-than-truckload, rail, ship, air, etc. Freight is goods that are transported in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft. Almost 90 percent of the world’s goods are transported via freight shipping, which makes it an important branch of the global economy.

HOW MUCH DOES FREIGHT SHIPPING COST?
Freight shipping costs are affected by many different factors. The final cost depends on shipment dimensions, weight, address destination, commodity type, and more. To get an approximate price estimate, shippers request a freight quote or rate.

HOW ARE FREIGHT RATES CALCULATED?
To get an accurate freight rate, you have to understand what factors impact it. Here are some crucial aspects that shape the cost of your shipment:

  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Type of commodity
  • Destination
  • Density
  • Stow-ability
  • Freight class
  • Time frames
  • Packaging
  • Volume
  • Fuel prices
  • Service fees

When getting a freight quote, most of these factors are included in the calculation. It is critical to give correct and precise information about your cargo to get the most accurate rate.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR FREIGHT FOR SHIPPING?
To ensure a safe and reliable delivery, it is critical to properly package and secure your freight. Usually, shippers stack freight on the pallets or crates to make it easier to stack and ship. Read more about best freight packing practices.

Why Choose PLS Logistics?

When you ship freight with PLS, we provide real cost savings, which means you’ll receive:

  • Instant freight rates
  • An extensive network of more than 45,000 freight carriers
  • Decades of experience in the transportation and supply chain industry
  • A robust transportation management system, PLS PRO
  • A dedicated team of experts and freight brokers
  • Experience of working with Fortune 500 companies

PLS’ team can handle all of your transportation needs. To keep your business running, we offer a variety of services, such as:

PLS has an all-encompassing network of more than 45,000 pre-qualified carriers. The carriers in our network are regularly evaluated, so you can always trust that your freight is being hauled by an experienced, reliable carrier. Thanks to our vast carrier network, we are able to provide capacity, regardless of seasonality or freight volume.  Learn More

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a mode where your freight does not have to fill the entire truck capacity and is combined with other shipments. Whether your LTL shipments are big or small, frequent or sporadic, PLS Logistics Services will provide you with the tools and technology you need to effectively manage your LTL freight. Learn More

Intermodal freight transport is the transport of freight in a container or vehicle without handling the freight when changing modes. Intermodal freight uses multiple modes of transportation, such as truck and rail. Learn More

When using multimodal, shipping still suggests consolidating modes, but everything is signed under a single bill of lading since the freight is handled by one shipping company. Multimodal is often preferred by the shippers since it is a solid, end-to-end solution. Learn More

Rail can be a great logistics solution for your businesses shipping needs. It is constantly developing into a better way to transport goods and is an eco-friendly, efficient solution among other transportation methods for your freight

Whether you need to ship freight across the sky and ocean, reliable, organized logistics is what you are looking for. At PLS, we can arrange your cargo through ship or aircraft, regardless of your company’s needs.

A substantial amount of over-the-road freight transportation is handled by freight brokers. A freight broker is a person or company that brings together a shipper and a qualified carrier. Freight brokerage services let you focus on other critical aspects of your business, optimizing productivity and providing you with a competitive advantage. Learn More

Shipment transparency is a critical differentiator in today’s consumer-centric environment. 97 percent of shippers identify real-time visibility as “important” or “very important,” and they are boosting routing efficiencies, capacity levels, and profitability through a centralized TMS. A TMS plays a crucial role in helping shippers overcome these challenges and thrive in the constantly changing industry. Learn More

Enhance your business performance through a dynamic supply chain and flexible logistics strategy. Regardless of your transportation needs, we can deliver custom-tailored solutions for your business. Learn More

How To Ship With PLS

Shipping becomes easier with a reliable and experienced logistics provider like PLS. To start shipping freight, follow these 3 easy steps:

    • Collect accurate information about your shipment
    • Request a freight quote on our website
    • Wait until our experts will get in contact with you and provide the needed solution!
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Contact a Freight Specialist

724.741.6500 – Cranberry Township, PA
469-513-4900 – Houston, TX
724.814.5142 –  Chicago, IL
904.435.9500 – Jacksonville, FL
469-513-4900 – Dallas, TX
813.739.8199 – Tampa, FL
724.814.8877 – Pittsburgh, PA
623.277.4500 – Phoenix, AZ
314.768.9400 – Saint Louis, MO
980.242.4450 – Charlotte, NC
215.309.7643 – Philadelphia, PA

Flatbed Shipping

We have one of the most extensive flatbed trucking networks in the industry, allowing us to secure the capacity necessary to handle all of your flatbed shipping needs.

Technology

Our transportation management system provides you with real-time freight track and trace capabilities. Real-time notifications let you, your customer and your vendor know when your freight will be arriving.

Inbound Freight Management

PLS’ inbound freight management services provide you with enhanced visibility and control over your inbound shipments. We’ll work with you and your vendor to simplify shipment planning, dock scheduling and receiving methods.

Expedited LTL Shipping

Even if you need to move LTL freight on a moment’s notice, we’ll have a carrier ready. We can reach out to our extensive network so you can always be confident with time-sensitive shipments.
All of our customers receive

24/7 Support From Experts

Dedicated Account Management Team

Access To Our Extensive Carrier Network