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Dec2014
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

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Sep2014
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

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Sep2014
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

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Aug2014
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

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Aug2014
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

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Aug2014
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

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Jan2014
Have you ever had a shipment that didn’t pick up 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 pickup for your shipments? I recall a situation a few years back with a customer that ... Read More
January 9, 2014Doug Russ
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