Founded in 1991, in the industrial area of Pittsburgh, PLS’ primary goal was to provide metal and mining logistics management for local steel companies.
With three decades of thorough industry experience, PLS has established itself as a leading, trusted third-party logistics provider in metal freight management. We provide service to all aspects of the mining & metal supply chain, including mining and raw materials producers, metals producers, metals service centers and processors, industry suppliers and end users.
The metal and mining industries face many challenges. Large, bulky equipment and supplies require special handling and on-time delivery, often to remote areas. Shipping of specific materials, mining equipment, and over dimensional items require different transportation modes and customized vehicles, like flatbed trucks. This means it is critical to work with carriers with strong industry expertise to meet the most stringent carrier management standards for safety, insurance, and delivery service reliability. Finding a reliable logistics partner can make the transportation process easier and more cost efficient for your company.
PLS has the largest flatbed carrier network in North America, which gives us the ability to provide you with the carrier capacity of any volume. Our industry expertise lets us offer you competitive pricing, reliable carrier capacity, and the industry’s leading service. Regardless of increased capacity demand, the driver shortage and regulatory challenges, PLS can still provide you with instant access to 45,000 trusted carriers and the required truck capacity.
Whatever your business’s needs are, PLS is here to help.
Our proprietary transportation management system, PLS PRO, makes managing metal logistics smooth and simple. You can easily track all of the transportation processes through the system and gain complete visibility into a supply chain. PLS PRO capabilities include:
- Visibility into supply chain regardless of stage and locations
- Consolidated billing and invoicing
- Track and trace shipments
- Status update notifications
- Advanced communication of fees (tolls, accessorial charges, etc.)
With PLS PRO, you have detailed reporting including:
- Executive Summaries
- Safety Reports
- Shipment Tracking
- Consolidated and automated billing system
- Quality Assurance, and more
Robust Network of Carriers
PLS has the largest network of reputable carriers in the U.S. with the equipment and capacity to move your freight regardless of its size, dimensions or type. In spite of your business needs, we are ready to provide solutions with:
- Traditional Flatbed
- Over-dimensional and overweight
- Step Deck
- Double Drop
With our flatbed capabilities and custom-designed logistics solutions, we can handle your metal and mining shipping needs regardless of the complexity.
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