Carrier rate shopping consumes more resources than you think. No matter the distance, volume, or mode of your shipment, many manufacturers and shippers spend unnecessary time and money identifying and negotiating with carriers that fit their unique needs. Stop wasting time and transform the way you ship using a pre-negotiated ... Read More
January 19, 2021Doug Russ


Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the most efficient ways to move your freight when you cannot justify the cost of a full truckload. Benefits include quicker delivery times and ideally lower costs. Although, for many businesses, shipping via LTL across the country, or even locally, can be stressful and ... Read More
December 17, 2020Doug Russ
PLP Logistics Inc 5000


For the 5th Consecutive Year, PLP Logistics Appears on Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 109 Percent NEW YORK, September 16, 2020 – PLP Logistics is honored to be listed at No. 3440 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The ... Read More
November 23, 2020Doug Russ


No one could have predicted the disruptions that hit the logistics industry, this year. Americans are expected to lose an estimated $16 trillion due to COVID-19. Every industry from healthcare to retail has had to rethink their operations to navigate business in a pandemic. However, disruptions to supply chains is ... Read More
November 12, 2020Doug Russ


Information That Could Save you $$  This is one of my favorite topics because it is a great compliment to PLP’s strong pricing model, and it is one thing for sure that keeps our customers coming back to us. The reason I say that is because just about every LTL carrier ... Read More
December 2, 2014Doug Russ


In last week’s blogs, I gave an overview of the primary front end components of LTL rating & pricing. Here’s a quick recap on the primary components. See last week’s blog for more details. 1)    Distance 2)    Weight 3)    Class This week I’m going into more detail on the secondary back end components. These ... Read More
September 29, 2014Doug Russ


A Request For Proposal (RFP) is something that just about every large business does in some or all departments that require buying products and services. This is something that small businesses rarely do, unless their business model is based on procurement of some type, similar to what PLP does for ... Read More
September 4, 2014Doug Russ


Have you ever had a shipment that didn’t deliver on time? How did this affect you or your customer? How can you put your company in the best possible position to ensure on time delivery for your shipments in the future?   Everyone looks at on time delivery as a key metric ... Read More
August 28, 2014Doug Russ


Part of the American Dream is to have free market enterprises partnering together to supplement one’s weaknesses with the strengths of the other. An interesting trend occurring that will help our economy continue to grow is big business partnering with small business. The traditional folk tale that both sides believe is ... Read More
August 21, 2014Doug Russ


Freight Carrier Selection – Who to Use and How to Use Them How do you choose which freight carriers to use? Do you have direct relationships with the LTL carriers or do you go through a Third Party Logistics company (3PL)? Is it based more on price or service? Or a ... Read More
August 14, 2014Doug Russ