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Dan Zack Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

October 15, 2021

Logistics Plus IT Director of Infrastructure & Support (and Business Leader), Dan Zack was featured on the weekly Business Spotlight program from WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Dan discusses his… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective December 4, 2021

October 14, 2021
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The Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB) has published a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®). These NMFC changes are effective 12/04/2021.  Some notable changes are listed below. Subject 1 – Foodstuffs, Item 73227 canceled and replaced by 72310,  73260, and 73365. Subject 2 – Dehydrated Cheese New Item 55450, revised Item 55470… Read more »

The 2021 MBA Annual Event Recap

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Last night, a group of Logistics Plus employees attended the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) 116th Annual Event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. Logistics Plus was once again a proud sponsor for this year’s event. As a long-time member of the MBA, Logistics Plus also manages the MBA Logistics Program on behalf… Read more »

Logistics Plus Turkey Marble, Granite, & Stone Logistics

October 12, 2021

Logistics Plus Turkey is proud to announce that they now provide full-service logistics solutions for the marble, granite, and stone industry. Transporting and storing marble, granite, and stone can be quite a hassle. Although they are sturdy materials, the correct equipment and processes must ensure the product is not damaged. Logistics Plus ensures the safety… Read more »

Logistics Plus Sponsors the Legacy 360 Summit

October 4, 2021

Logistics Plus was proud to be the official title sponsor for the inaugural Legacy 360 Summit. The two-day event that took place on October 2nd and 3rd was held at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. In addition to sponsoring the event, Logistics Plus Founder and CEO Jim Berlin was one of the keynote… Read more »

Jim Berlin and other “Captains” of Industry in Business Magazine

September 30, 2021
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In this year’s Manufacturer & Business Associaton‘s Annual Report, the Business Magazine talks with several “captains” of industry, including Logistics Plus CEO Jim Berlin, on the lessons they’ve learned when it comes to their leadership journey and organizational success — and how it guides the way. Read the full magazine online at https://issuu.com/mbabusinessmagazine/docs/businessmagazineoctober2021/2 or click… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Discusses Supply Chain Issues on Erie News Now

Even though Christmas is three months away, you may want to begin your shopping now. Logistics Plus Customs Brokerage Manager Gretchen Blough connected with Erie News Now to discuss supply chain problems that have caused delays worldwide. Nearly 100 container ships are waiting off the coasts of California and New York as the ports remain jammed. “Even… Read more »

LP Chicago Warehouse Last-Minute Charter Project

September 28, 2021

The Logistics Plus Chicago warehouse team completed a last-minute charter project over the weekend for one of our freight forwarding clients. On Thursday, September 23rd, our team received a call to see if we could accommodate and receive an inbound charter of 38 airline pallets. The pallets were floor-loaded PMC’s and the client needed us… Read more »

Logistics Plus Antwerp Team-Building Night

September 27, 2021

Last week, the Logistics Plus Antwerp, Belgium employees gathered for a small team-building night. The team enjoyed a nice dinner and night at the bowling alley after work. As a growing office in the Logistics Plus global network, it was great for the employees to better get to know each other. Our employees in Antwerp… Read more »

Craig Warnshuis is a Guest on Road Dog Trucking Radio

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Logistics Plus Director of North American Operations, Craig Warnshuis, was a recent guest on the Broker Connect segment of Trucking Business & Beyond on SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio. Trucking Business & Beyond is hosted by Kevin Rutherford with Brent Hutto, Chief Relationship Officer at Truckstop.com, as a co-host for the Broker Connect segment. The… Read more »

Types of Material Handling Equipment for Warehouses

September 23, 2021

Material handling equipment is any tool used to aid in the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and products. Without the proper equipment and systems in place, your company is more likely to damage products or fall behind in productivity. By knowing more about material handling equipment, you can better equip your warehouse or… Read more »

2021 Barber Beast on the Bay Recap

September 21, 2021

On Saturday, September 11th, fifteen (15) Logistics Plus employees participated in, and conquered, the 2021 Barber Beast on the Bay! LP’s Ryan McGregor even finished in the top 25 of all timed runners with a net time of just under two hours (A 43-minute improvement over his last Beast on the Bay time)! The Beast… Read more »

Logistics Plus in the Sep-Oct 2021 Issue of HLPFI Magazine

September 20, 2021
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Logistics Plus is being featured in the September/October 2021 issue of Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. Rob Silsbee, Director Of Business Development for Logistics Plus, provides comments in the “Red Hot Market Stretches Logistics Providers” article on pages 31-32. Additionally, the Logistics Plus project cargo advertisement shown below appears on page 30…. Read more »

Matt Fielder Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

September 17, 2021

Logistics Plus Vice President, Specialized Transport & Project Cargo Matt Fielder was featured on the weekly Business Spotlight program from WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Matt discusses his role with… Read more »

The Container Price Surge: Gretchen Blough on Marketplace Podcast

September 16, 2021
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The Container Price Surge: Port congestion and container prices aren’t just weighing on the people trying to ship goods — it also means a lot of potential headaches for the people caught in the middle. Gretchen Blough, Customs Brokerage Manager at Logistics Plus, makes another appearance on Marketplace, Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, to talk customs… Read more »

Steel Structures Project From Factory to Port

September 15, 2021

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team recently transported steel structures for a worldwide leading steel manufacturer. This manufacturer completes projects for thermal power plants, hydroelectric power plants, industrial plants, refineries, chemical plants, bridges, and more. The shipment Logistics Plus handled was from the client’s factory to Aliağa port in Turkey. Logistics Plus Global Projects Director Bahadir… Read more »

2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 13, 2021

This week, September 12-18, 2021, is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). Logistics Plus (which was founded and is owned by a former truck driver) and its sister company, National Truckload (NTL), would like to thank the 3.6 million professional men and women for their hard work in undertaking one of our economy’s most demanding… Read more »

How Freight Pricing Varies By Transportation Mode

September 9, 2021

Understanding how freight pricing varies by transportation mode can help determine the most cost-effective solution for your business. By learning the ins and outs of pricing variables, you can find ways to cut costs, increase efficiency, and avoid overpaying for services you don’t need. Quite frankly, determining the mode of transport is one of the… Read more »

Recent Project Cargo & Break Bulk Examples

August 24, 2021

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo & break bulk team has shown no signs of slowing down the past several months. Over the past few months, our cargo experts have managed projects in various industries, including oil and gas, wind power, engineering, construction, and solar. We’ve transported gas tanks, generators, windmills, locomotives, transformers, and more to… Read more »

DELTA Team Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

August 20, 2021

The Logistics Plus DELTA team was featured on the weekly Business Spotlight program from WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Danny, Gurkiran, Isaac, Michael, Jorge, and Zack discuss their backgrounds, how… Read more »