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Logistics Plus Enters Sixth Year as a SmartWay Transport Partner

September 29, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Enters Sixth Year as a SmartWay Transport Partner Company fulfills SmartWay Partnership environmental requirements for 2016. ERIE, Pa. (September 29, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is pleased to announce it is entering its sixth consecutive year as an approved SmartWay® Transport… Read more »

LTL General Rate Increases

September 27, 2016
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U.S.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers continue to announce their annual LTL general rate increases – or GRIs – earlier than in previous years. GRIs, which tend to be in the 4-6% range every year, are intended to offset carriers’ rising costs for new equipment, real estate, technology, and employee wages. Unfortunately, GRIs typically have the greatest… Read more »

Logistics Plus Provides LTL Shipping Advice in Magazine Article

September 26, 2016
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Logistics Plus recently participated in an interview with Inbound Logistics magazine to provide shippers with LTL shipping advice. The article, written by Sandra Beckwith, provides shippers with tips on how best to save on less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping.  You can read an online version of the article on the Inbound Logistics website using the link below. 18 Sure-Fire Ways… Read more »

Logistics Plus Delivers four, 2-million pound gas tanks from South Korea to the United States

September 20, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Delivers four, 2-million pound gas tanks from South Korea to USA Online video provides amazing footage of the logistics required for the move. ERIE, Pa. (September 20, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to report that it has successfully delivered… Read more »

Volume LTL and Partial Truckload Shipping

September 16, 2016
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What is volume LTL shipping? In general industry terms, a volume shipment (sometimes referred to as a partial truckload) typically weighs more than 5,000 pounds, is six (6) pallets or more or it takes up 12 to 32 linear feet of trailer space. As with most consumer or business purchases, buying the things you need in larger quantities is a simple… Read more »

Logistics Plus Appreciates Truck Drivers

September 13, 2016
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This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) – a time when America honors all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. Logistics Plus was founded by a truck driver; and so our 400+ employees are especially proud to extend our collective… Read more »

The Benefits of Nearshoring in Mexico

September 9, 2016
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Many recent articles and white papers have been discussing the emerging trend of nearshoring in Mexico. Thanks to rising costs in China, delays and disruptions to transpacific shipping routes, and logjams at United States western seaports, many manufacturers are looking closer to home for their sourcing needs.  For many of these companies, Mexico – the third largest U.S. trade partner… Read more »

Marine Projects Logistics Services

September 8, 2016
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The Logistics Plus Marine Projects Logistics team provides complete solutions for the entire Maritime and Shipyard Industry. A couple of our recent logistics projects include: Transporting a 6.5 meter high RRM vertical ruel tank from Norway to Istanbul Moving 30 meters long, 24 meters wide 17 meters high, and each 1,014 metric tons, 4 x NH3 vessel gas tanks… Read more »

Logistics Playbook: Mode Selection

September 7, 2016
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Choosing the right mode for freight transportation is a very important part of any logistics playbook. You will ship your product by either ground, air, ocean or rail transport. The factors that come into play in mode selection include the following: Availability – is equipment and capacity readily available? Speed – is the transit time for… Read more »

Jim Berlin Audio Clips from WP$E Radio – 20th Anniversary

September 2, 2016
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Logistics Plus media partner, WP$E radio, continues to air short audio clips from Jim Berlin and others within the company as part of its business programming. WP$E AM 1450/FM 107.1 is a commercially licensed radio station serving Erie County, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by the Penn State Board of Trustees, and it is operated by Penn State Behrend,… Read more »

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 »

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