PLS Logistics

Freight Quotes Just Got Easier

PLS Logistics Services is one of the country’s leading logistics management services providers. We provide customized transportation solutions and freight brokerage services. Our company can help you arrange freight shipping of any type and volume.

Why Choose PLS Logistics?

When you ship freight with PLS, we provide real cost savings, which means you’ll receive:

    • Instant freight rates
    • An extensive network of more than 45,000 freight carriers
    • Decades of experience in the transportation and supply chain industry 
    • A robust transportation management system, PLS PRO
    • A dedicated team of experts and freight brokers
    • Experience of working with Fortune 500 companies
     

WHAT IS FREIGHT SHIPPING?
Freight shipping is the process of moving freight between destinations through different transportation modes, like full truckload, less-than-truckload, rail, ship, air, etc. Freight is goods that are transported in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft. Almost 90 percent of the world’s goods are transported via freight shipping, which makes it an important branch of the global economy.

HOW MUCH DOES FREIGHT SHIPPING COST?
Freight shipping costs are affected by many different factors. The final cost depends on shipment dimensions, weight, address destination, commodity type, and more. To get an approximate price estimate, shippers request a freight quote or rate.

HOW ARE FREIGHT RATES CALCULATED?
To get an accurate freight rate, you have to understand what factors impact it. Here are some crucial aspects that shape the cost of your shipment:

  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Type of commodity
  • Destination
  • Density
  • Stow-ability 
  • Freight class
  • Time frames
  • Packaging
  • Volume
  • Fuel prices
  • Service fees
 

    When getting a freight quote, most of these factors are included in the calculation. It is critical to give correct and precise information about your cargo to get the most accurate rate.

    HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR FREIGHT FOR SHIPPING?
    To ensure a safe and reliable delivery, it is critical to properly package and secure your freight. Usually, shippers stack freight on the pallets or crates to make it easier to stack and ship. Read more about best freight packing practices.