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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 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

Trending Transportation Updates: October 2018

October was full of many significant events, bringing in new advanced developments to the industry. Here are some industry updates from last month!

Uber Announces “Powerloop” and Plans Drone Delivery by 2021

Uber has been extremely active with new projects recently, including the start of Uber Freight in August. The tech start-up has released the launch of “Powerloop,” a trailer rent program that will reduce delay time used on unloading the truck. While the unloading is going to proceed without driver presence, the pool-trailer system lets drivers focus on transporting freight. Along with the Powerloop project, WSJ recently published that Uber is working on a drone delivery program which is planned to be released in 2021. To read more about Uber’s Powerloop, click here.

Rolls Royce Collaborates with Intel for Self-Driven Vessels Project

Rolls Royce recently announced a partnership with tech giant, Intel, for constructing self-operated ships. The project is estimated to start in 2025. For the idea to become a reality, companies need powerful resources and a lot of work to be done. The sea environment is more variable and needs a broader, more flexible scalability of sensors that will be able to collect increased amounts of data from different characteristics. To read more about Rolls Royce and Intel project, please click here.

Walmart to Expand 2-day Shipping and Open the High-Tech Distribution Center

Walmart announced the plan to expand its 2-day shipping to a wide range of various items. Walmart will also be adding the new option of return delivery, which is when the customer will be able to return the purchased product to any brick-and-mortar store, and Walmart will deliver it to the primary seller. Another notable addition that’s about to start functioning soon is Walmart’s newest distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries. The facility will serve almost 200 stores and will be located in California. To read more about Walmart innovations, please click here.

Hurricane Michael Hits Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida panhandle region in early October as a category 4 hurricane, which is one of the worst hurricanes since 1969. The areas that were affected by the storm experience substantial flooding and damages. At least 36 people died as a result of the hurricane, and many were left without homes or their belongings. To read more about the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, click here.