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Logistics Plus Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

August 23, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary New online video documents the company’s history, growth and success. ERIE, Pa. (August 23, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Two decades of growth and experience have transformed Logistics Plus from… Read more »

Inbound Freight Shipping Tips

August 15, 2016
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How much do you spend on inbound freight shipping? Many companies don’t know how much they actually spend on inbound transportation. In most cases this is because they order their products “vendor prepaid” rather than “inbound collect” (see figure below).  This means the supplier provides a combined price for the product – plus any related shipping and handling costs.  In… Read more »

LP Employees Celebrate Anniversary Together

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Thank you to the employees and family members that helped us celebrate LP’s 20th anniversary this weekend at Peek’n Peak Resort. Click below to view a Flickr photo album for the event.

Congratulations to Our Quality Carriers

August 9, 2016
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Last week Logistics Management magazine unveiled the results of its 33rd Annual Quest for Quality Awards contest. To determine who wins the vote, Logistics Management readers evaluate companies in all modes and service disciplines, choosing the top performers in categories including motor carriers, railroad and intermodal services, ocean carriers, airlines, freight forwarders, ports, and third-party/contract… Read more »

Your Hub for Southwest Warehousing & Distribution

August 8, 2016
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Centrally located in the fourth largest metro area in the United States, the Logistics Plus Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) warehouse provides 180,000 square feet of prime storage space. Additionally, the facility is located on the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas development which is anchored by the Alliance Global Logistics Hub – one of the world’s premier inland ports. The Logistics Plus… Read more »

How to Boost Your Brand’s Reach and Increase Impact on Social Media

August 2, 2016
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Logistics Plus was recently asked to participate in an online article focusing on branding.  The author, Disha Dinesh, posed the following two questions to a number of industry professionals: “What are the two best ways for brands to boost their reach on social media?” and “Describe your experience in implementing them.” The complete article can be found on the DrumUp website by clicking… Read more »

Top 25 Sales Quotes from the Pros

August 1, 2016
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The folks over at FitSmallBusiness recently posed the question “What’s your favorite sales quote?” to a number of successful entrepreneurs. Logistics Plus founder and CEO, Jim Berlin, was included in the article. Jim’s contribution, and the complete article, can be found on the FitSmallBusiness.com website by clicking the image below.

Local Girls Softball Team Going to World Series!

July 30, 2016
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Cool news from our very own Jeremy Chaffee. Jeremy manages the Logistics Plus truckload solutions department, and he has been an employee of the company for 16 years. ******************************************************** My daughter, Kaylene Chaffee, and her softball team will be competing in the Little League, Senior League Softball World Series from Sunday, July 31 to, August 7th. … Read more »

Strategies to Optimize Customer Acquisition

July 28, 2016
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Logistics Plus was recently asked to participate in an online article focusing on inbound marketing strategies to optimize customer acquisition.  The author, Angela Stingfellow, posed the question “What’s the single quickest, easiest way inbound marketers can optimize the customer acquisition funnel today and see immediate results?” to a variety of industry professionals. Her complete article can be found on the NGDATA… Read more »

15 Entreprenuers Explain How They Use Their Blog For Business

July 25, 2016
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The bloggers at CEO Blog Nation recently posed the question “How do you use your blog for your business?” to a number of successful entrepreneurial companies. Logistics Plus VP of marketing, Scott Frederick, was included in the article. Scott’s contribution, and the complete article, can be found on the Rescue A CEO website by clicking the image below. You can read and… Read more »

5 Reasons to Ship Truckloads with Logistics Plus

July 21, 2016
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According to figures published by the American Trucking Association (ATA), there are over 400,000 for-hire trucking companies in the United States, and 97% of them operate fewer than 20 trucks. Despite all of these companies and equipment options, rising costs, increased regulations, driver turnover, and driver shortages result in thousands of trucking companies going out of business… Read more »

Logistics Plus Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Mexico

July 20, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Mexico LP Mexico Division Continues to Enjoy Steady Growth and Success ERIE, Pa. (July 20, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to celebrate its 10th year of business operating in Mexico this month…. Read more »

15 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Business Name

July 18, 2016
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The bloggers at CEO Blog Nation recently posed the question “How did you come up with your business name?” to a number of successful entrepreneurs. Logistics Plus founder and CEO, Jim Berlin, was included in the article. Jim’s contribution, and the complete article, can be found on the Hearpreneur website by clicking the image below.

Skinner Warehouse Mural Introduction Ceremony

July 15, 2016
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As previously announced, in collaboration with The Big Picture, Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts & Culture, and YMCA, the “Erie Industry” mural was recently installed on the Logistics Plus Skinner Warehouse in Erie, PA.  Yesterday a ceremony was held to officially introduce the mural to the community. In case you missed it, the video below has highlights from… Read more »

A Logistics Plus Singing Star Employee

July 14, 2016
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Check out this cool YouTube video and performance by Stacy Rabat – an international logistics specialist for Logistics Plus in Erie, PA. The video is to promote the WQLN Kids Club – a local program where children receive free admission to special events,  a club t-shirt, a special birthday surprise, and local coupons and discounts for parents.

15 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips for Social Media Success

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Logistics Plus was recently asked to participate in an online article focusing on Social Media for business.  The bloggers at CEO Blog Nation posed the question “What tips can you provide for social media success?” to a variety of industry professionals. The complete article can be found on the Rescue A CEO website by clicking the image below. You can also follow Logistics Plus… Read more »

Top Logistics Challenges Facing Shippers Today

July 12, 2016
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According to the 2016 State of Third-Party Logistics Study by Capgemini, the chart shown here presents some of the top logistics challenges facing shippers today. Not surprisingly, a majority of the study’s respondents indicated “cutting transportation cost” as a top challenge. Beyond that, many respondents identified less obvious pain-points, but important considerations nonetheless. As the study… Read more »

Global Project Logistics Teamwork In Action!

July 8, 2016
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Here’s a quick ‘play-by-play’ example of how the Logistics Plus (LP) global project cargo team springs into action when presented with a logistics challenge from one of our customers.  Now that’s global project logistics teamwork!   26.05 The LP Belgium office received a call from our customer to urgently send lifting lugs to Turkey (which then led… Read more »

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Global Freight Forwarder

July 6, 2016
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A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. When it comes to international freight forwarding, selecting the right global freight forwarder can help your business succeed by offering relief… Read more »

Logistics Plus Receives an SDCE 100 Supply Chain Projects Award

June 28, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects Massive cargo project involving the import and transport of large gas pipes earns award ERIE, Pa. (June 28, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it… Read more »

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