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Logistics Plus Helps Deliver First GE Locomotives to India

August 21, 2017
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As reported earlier this year, by Erie Times-News, YourErie.com, and other media outlets, the folks at GE Transportation have been working on an order for 1,000 locomotives for Indian Railways. According to the reports, the first 46 locomotives will be designed and manufactured in Erie, PA, while complete “kits” will be sent to India for… Read more »

Importing Basics and Exporting Basics Webinars

August 16, 2017
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Logistics Plus recently recorded two new webinars as part of its ongoing series of complimentary logistics-related webinars for the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) and its members. The two new webinars are focused on Importing Basics and Exporting Basics. Although these webinars are prepared for the benefit of MBA members, the informational content is appropriate for… Read more »

Logistics Plus Indonesia Awarded Bread Company Distribution Business

August 14, 2017
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Logistics Plus Indonesia was recently awarded new distribution business for Sari Roti, the number one bread company in Indonesia. Sari Roti, a division of PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Tbk, is a market leader and a well-known brand in Indonesia (see www.sariroti.com). LP Indonesia will handle 100 or more deliveries per day to thousands of retail… Read more »

Governor Tom Wolf Visits Logistics Plus in Erie at Union Station

August 9, 2017
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Earlier today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited Logistics Plus to meet with employees and view the company’s plans for the expansion of its global headquarters at the historic Union Station in the City of Erie. Erie County Executive, Kathy Dahlkemper, and other local officials were also on hand. “It’s exciting to be in Erie touring another… Read more »

The Logistics Plus Dallas, TX Office is Moving to a New Location!

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Please note, the Logistics Plus Dallas office will be moving from 8600 Freeport Parkway to 1350 Lakeshore Drive, Suite #150 in Coppell, TX on August 12th. All of our phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Just to confirm, here is our new full address and contact information: Logistics Plus Inc. – Dallas… Read more »

The Challenge of Securing Truckload Capacity

August 8, 2017

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to secure truckload capacity.  Currently, the overall trend in the logistics industry is that freight volume continues to increase, while truckload capacity cannot keep pace.  In order to secure truckload capacity, you must understand the challenges associated with it which include truck driver shortages, increased… Read more »

Important New NMFC Classification Rules Now In Effect

August 7, 2017
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As a reminder, the  recently approved National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) freight classification changes went into effect this weekend (August 5th, 2017). These changes  will have far reaching effects on LTL shipments of certain commodities in the NMFC that are based on density ratings, such as Plastic or Rubber Articles, Expanded, NOI (157320), and others…. Read more »

How to Recruit Top Manufacturing & Logistics Talent

August 4, 2017
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Thank you to the folks at Wonolo for including Logistics Plus in their “How to Recruit Top Manufacturing & Logistics Talent” blog post. This is obviously an important topic for Logistics Plus given the recent growth an expansion announcements and our pursuit to find additional logistics talent to join our cool, global company. The full article can… Read more »

Logistics Plus: One of Houston’s Most Inspiring Stories

July 28, 2017
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Thank you to the VoyageHouston staff for including Logistics Plus in their Houston’s Most Inspiring Stories collection.  The Logistics Plus Houston office – one of over forty locations around the world – is located in the North Loop area of Houston. Port Houston is an important gateway for the Logistics Plus International and Project Cargo… Read more »

“Flat Can Be Good for Business” from Customer Strategist

July 25, 2017
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Thank you to the folks at Customer Strategist journal for including Logistics Plus in their “Flat Can Be Good for Business” case study article by Cara Rosner in their latest issue. The full article can be viewed online, and the excerpt that includes comments from Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, can be viewed… Read more »

Carrier Liability versus Cargo Insurance- What’s the Difference?

July 20, 2017

Carrier liability and cargo insurance are often thought to be the same thing.  Although they both involve certain coverage of freight, they have some key differences that are important to understand.  Damaged and lost items are unfortunately a common problem when shipping freight.  Because of this, it is crucial to know how to get the… Read more »

FTL versus LTL – What’s the Difference?

July 19, 2017
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Shipping freight may seem like a very complex process due to the number of options available.  It’s important to understand the differences between Full Truckload (FTL) shipping and Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping because they are two of the most commonly used transportation options within North America.  Shippers must consider size, speed, and price when deciding… Read more »

Logistics Plus Plans to Expand – Erie News Now Coverage

July 14, 2017
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This is a nice television segment from Erie News Now last night regarding our recent expansion announcement. Click the image below to watch a video replay of the news segment. Additional news coverage by Erie Times-News can be viewed here: http://www.goerie.com/news/20170714/logistics-plus-to-expand-erie-headquarters Additional news coverage by YourErie.com can be viewed here: http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/wolf-announces-logistics-plus-expansionjob-increase/764829480 Additional news coverage by Transport… Read more »

Governor Wolf Announces Logistics Plus, Inc. to Expand and Create 44 New Jobs in the City of Erie

July 13, 2017
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FROM PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF NEWSROOM (see actual news release) Governor Wolf Announces Logistics Plus, Inc. to Expand and Create 44 New Jobs in the City of Erie HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 15, 2017) – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Logistics Plus, Inc., a worldwide supply chain management company, will expand its headquarters in the… Read more »

What are Incoterms? Here’s what you should know!

July 11, 2017
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Incoterms® is an abbreviation for “International Commercial Terms.” This term represents a very useful way of communication and it’s actually aimed at reducing confusion between buyers and sellers. So what is an incoterm? An incoterm represents a universal term that defines a transaction between importer and exporter, so that both parties understand the tasks, costs,… Read more »

Alert: Customer Advisory on GST Rates in India

July 3, 2017
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International Alert: Dear Valued Trade Partners, The Government of India has implemented a Goods & Service Tax Act (GST) effective 1st July 2017. In accordance with rates of taxes on service published by GST council, we will be invoicing GST at following rates contained in the PDF document below: Rates of Taxes under GST Regime… Read more »

History: A Passionate Young Staff in 2006

June 29, 2017
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As we continue to celebrate the last couple months of our 20th anniversary, we continue our walk down memory lane by sharing the following Jamestown The Post-Journal newspaper clipping from November 24, 2006. This article profiles the growing, passionate young staff at the Logistics Plus global headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania (you can click the news clipping below to… Read more »

How to Effectively File a Freight Claim

June 27, 2017
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Learning how to effectively file a freight claim is important because it will save time and money for your company.  A freight claim is a legal demand for the payment of money, stemming from the breach of a contract of carriage. Following specific guidelines and processes is the only way to correctly deal with these… Read more »

2017 Best of Varsity Cup – Event Recap

June 26, 2017
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It was such an honor for Logistics Plus to have sponsored the 2017 Best of Varsity Cup event which culminated with the awards banquet Friday evening at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. Jim Berlin founded Logistics Plus 20 years ago with one guiding principle: Passion For Excellence. That passion has helped transform Logistics Plus from… Read more »

Video: Flipping Two Parts of a Large Proton Therapy Systems

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This cool video shows an operation by the Logistics Plus Belgium team in Antwerp. We have been involved in a larger project involving the transport and delivery of two large (7 x 4 x 4 meter, 29 metric ton) proton therapy systems to a hospital in Manchester. Since there would be no space to reposition this… Read more »

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