Transportation Management Services

Improve Transportation Performance and Keep Control of Overall Strategy

Efficient solutions to simplify and improve transportation processes. Whether you need to manage a single mode, or an entire transportation network, we can handle it.

How PLS can help your business through transportation management services:

  • Integrate a transportation management system (TMS)
  • Keep transportation goals aligned with the organization’s goals
  • Ensure effective operations and an efficient supply chain
  • Gather data and gain new insight through customized reports
  • Cost and time savings

PLS has the resources to help you with transportation management through our in-house developed and operated TMS, carrier relationships, competitive rates, and reporting capabilities.

Increase your bottom line with PLS’ transportation management services

MAINTAIN CONTROL
With PLS’ transportation management services, you decide how involved PLS is with your transportation initiatives. We can carry out all day-to-day functions while you handle the overall strategy, or we will use our TMS, PLS PRO, to boost your transportation operations. Our custom-developed transportation management system can help you excel in load management and save operational costs. You decide which operations you want to outsource. You can use the technology and manage it yourself, or work with our experienced team to have them manage it for you..

INTEGRATION
Improve your transportation department’s efficiency by centralizing TMS technology throughout your business. We can work behind the scenes while you manage and monitor the transport decisions that are best for your business. PLS will enable you to eliminate tedious day-to-day activities and provide customized monthly reports comparing current and historical data. Our systems easily integrate into your supply chain, so the process of transportation management gets easier and more efficient.

COST SAVINGS
Apart from time-efficiency, outsourcing your transportation can significantly reduce overall transportation costs. Our logistics experience allows your transportation department to operate as lean as possible, which reduces unwanted spends.

VALUE
We will help your business grow while you meet customer demands. We work with your data to proactively find solutions to any of your transportation problems. PLS finds ways to improve your operating cost structure and increase revenue, all while reducing your overall transportation spend. We act as an extension of your business and manage as much or as little of your transportation as needed.

STRATEGY
Using our transportation management services is a great way to complement your supply chain strategy. We have internal logistics experts with experience in a wide array of industries. We are experts at running our own TMS and will use it to best optimize your supply chain, with no effort required on your part. PLS carrys out your everyday initiatives and allows your transportation department to operate as efficient as possible.

SOLUTIONS
Shippers often face many changes in the industry, such as fluctuating fuel costs, the ongoing driver shortage and tight capacity, and various supply chain disruptions. At PLS, we have a trusted relationship with more than 45,000 carriers to empower you to get your deliveries picked up and delivered on time. We enable shippers through our tools and expertise with strategic advice, inbound MRO and risk mitigation.

RESULTS
With our reporting capabilities, you get regular updates on the key metrics that align with your company’s goals. With less time and resources, you gain scalability in transportation functions, ensuring efficiency and high service levels no matter the freight volume.

How does managed transportation work?

Transportation management services include a wide scope of offerings from a third-party logistics company. MTS not only includes access to a TMS, but a 3PL will operate and monitor the TMS for a company as part of the transportation services offered.

These services are more collaborative in nature and have a transactional pay structure. A 3PL will operate a TMS for you and still run any or all of the transportation functions you want them to and when you want them to. The 3PL still acts as an outsourced transportation

Gain the visibility, resources and expertise you need to excel in today’s transportation environment. With PLS’ managed transportation solutions, you gain complete control over the level of our involvement, keep track of the operation, and get regular financial reporting!

To determine your savings potential, contact us now for free freight bill analysis!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Specialized Shipping

We monitor your specialized freight shipments to ensure they are delivered to the destination on-time. If a disruption occurs, we will notify you in real-time so that you can alert your customers.
All of our customers receive

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24/7 Support From Experts

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Dedicated Account Management Team

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Access To Our Extensive Carrier Network