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15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Twitter for Business

June 17, 2016
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Logistics Plus was recently asked to participate in an online article focusing on Twitter for business.  The bloggers at CEO Blog Nation posed the question “How can entrepreneurs use Twitter to help their business?” 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… Read more »

Four Logistics Plus Employees Go Over The Edge

June 15, 2016
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Today four Logistics Plus (LP) employees rappelled “Over the Edge” down a 14-story, 200-foot tall building in downtown Erie, PA in support of Gaudenzia.  Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life — allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals. Logistics Plus… Read more »

Logistics Plus Joins Amazon’s Solutions Provider Network

June 14, 2016
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amazon Selects Logistics Plus for its Solutions Provider Network Provides retailers with third-party service options for international shipping. ERIE, PA (June 14, 2016) – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Amazon to be a part of its Solutions Provider Network (SPN) as… Read more »

Strategies to Reduce Customer Churn

June 7, 2016
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Logistics Plus was recently asked to participate in an online article focusing on strategies to reduce customer churn.  The author, Angela Stingfellow, posed the question “What’s the single most effective way companies can reduce customer churn?” to a variety of industry professionals. Her complete article can be found on the NGDATA website by clicking the image below. NGDATA helps companies in… Read more »

SOLAS Container Freight Rules Take Effect July 1

June 6, 2016

As widely reported in the trade media, and as Logistics Plus reported late last year, on July 1, 2016, a new regulation from SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention of the International Maritime Organization or IMO) takes effect requiring shippers whose name appears on the bill of lading to verify the gross mass of… Read more »

Vote Logistics Plus as Your Top 3PL

June 3, 2016

Each year, in its July issue, Inbound Logistics magazine publishes its annual resource on third-party logistics and the outsourced logistics market. Prior to the issue, the publisher asks its readers which third-party logistics companies provide excellent service as part of its “Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards” contest. The results are then presented in the July 3PL issue. As a mid-sized 3PL, we… Read more »

LP Logo Fun Promotion – Winners

June 2, 2016
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The LP Logo Fun Promotion is now closed and our three lucky employee and three non-employee winners have been randomly chosen. Congratulations to the following individuals for winning a free item of their choice from the Logistics Plus Company Store. If you participated in this promotion, and your entry was not randomly selected as one of our… Read more »

North American Warehousing Solutions

June 1, 2016
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Logistics Plus® dedicated warehouse solutions are just the right size, in just the right place, for just the right length of time. You don’t pay for space you don’t need; we’ll find you the perfect fit! Need to store your heavy-lift, industrial-sized cargo? No problem – we’ve got it covered. Need to warehouse your retail… Read more »

Logistics Plus Attends Twig Talk 2016 Annual Meeting

May 19, 2016
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Last week, Logistics Plus representatives attended the Twig Talk 2016 annual meeting in Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Logistics Plus was a key sponsor for this year’s Twig Network event which featured independent freight forwarders from more than 60 countries.  The attendees came together for face-to-face meetings, social events, meetings, and workshops. As promised, Twig Talk offered countless opportunities to… Read more »

eShipPlus for Freight Shipping

May 17, 2016
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Watch this short video for a very quick introduction to the Logistics Plus® eShipPlus™ online freight shipping tools. There are numerous benefits for shippers to use a transportation management system (TMS) for freight shipping. The use of a TMS, such as eShipPlus, for LTL and truckload transportation helps ensure that your loads are matched to the best carrier, equipment, and… Read more »

Introduction to Incoterms® 2010 Webinar

May 16, 2016
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As the company that manages the Logistics Program for the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA), Logistics Plus recently provided the second in a series of short webinars to introduce MBA members to various transportation and logistics topics and trends. The live webinars are complimentary for MBA members, but both MBA and non-MBA members can view the online,… Read more »

Logistics Management From Start Until Finish

May 10, 2016
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Trucks, planes, boats, or trains … Logistics Plus® has the experience and expertise to help you move your goods by any transportation mode. In fact, we manage all aspects of logistics from start until finish – and everything in between! To make things simple for you, just click one of the services below to get started and then let us… Read more »

The Benefits of Third-Party Fulfillment

May 5, 2016
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The Amazon effect, ecommerce growth, multichannel/omnichannel retailing: These are all trends pushing retailers and distributors to rethink their global supply chains. If you’re among this group, one of the considerations you may be weighing is whether or not to outsource some or all of your fulfillment operations to a third-party logistics (3PL) company. Here are a few benefits that… Read more »

What’s Your Favorite Fun Logistics Plus Logo?

May 3, 2016
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At Logistics Plus (LP), we are serious about helping our customers, delivering phenomenal services, growing our business, and building our brand recognition as the company with a passion for excellence in all aspects of transportation and logistics. Like most world-class companies, we have brand guidelines in place to ensure proper logo usage, brand consistency, and to set… Read more »

International Workers’ Day / Labour Day / May Day

April 27, 2016
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International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is an international celebration of laborers and the working classes.  The May 1st date (which falls on a Sunday this year) is celebrated as May Day in most countries around the world. In the United Kingdom and Ireland the holiday isn’t fixed at May… Read more »

Drayage and Transloading Services for Imports

April 26, 2016
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Are you curious about drayage and transloading services for your imported goods? Do you need drayage service for your imports? What is transloading and how can it help you save money on transportation? Logistics Plus drayage and port services help address these questions and any many more. What is drayage? The word drayage is specifically used… Read more »

LP Employees Bowl for Kids’ Sake

April 25, 2016
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As in past years, Logistics Plus global HQ employees will Bowl for Kids Sake this Friday, April 29, at 8:00 pm. Logistics Plus will have two teams this year, and each needs to raise $250.00, through local pledges, for the community Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. This is a wonderful program. The funds are used to create mentoring opportunities that will… Read more »

Logistics Plus Attends Intermodal South America Conference

April 21, 2016
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A couple of weeks ago, Logistics Plus representatives attended Intermodal South America. This year’s annual conference was held April 4-6 at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil, and featured more than 48,000 qualified professionals from the logistics, cargo transportation and foreign trade industries. Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions for the logistics, cargo… Read more »

More Clips from WP$E Radio

April 20, 2016
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Logistics Plus media partner, WP$E radio, continues to air short audio clips from Jim Berlin and others within the company as part of their business programming. WP$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… Read more »

Freight Management Fundamentals Webinar

April 19, 2016
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As the company that manages the Logistics Program for the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA), Logistics Plus recently kicked off a series of short webinars to introduce MBA members to various transportation and logistics topics and trends. The live webinars are complimentary for MBA members, but both MBA and non-MBA members can view the online, recorded… Read more »