PLS Logistics Services is the leading third party logistics (3PL) provider to the metals industry. The company offers both outsourced logistics management services as well as transactional freight brokerage services that enable metals shippers to reduce overhead and administrative costs, reduce freight costs and improve delivery service reliability. The PLS transportation network includes over 13,000 motor carriers with more than 1.5M trucks, along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.
In our effort to be an environmentally conscious company, PLS Logistics Services joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
The EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a government and industry collaboration between the EPA, freight shippers, carriers, logistics companies and other stakeholders, to voluntarily achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from freight transport. Participating companies benchmark their current freight operations, identify technologies and strategies to reduce their carbon emissions, track emissions reductions and project future improvement. SmartWay partners demonstrate to customers, clients, and investors that they are taking responsibility for the emissions associated with goods movement, are committed to corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices, and are reducing their carbon footprint. PLS does our part in contributing to SmartWay’s goal of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and air-polluting particle matter. This goal is accomplished by working directly with our freight carriers to consistently improve their environmental performance. PLS is committed to helping the SmartWay Transport Partnership achieve this goal. We believe it is our social responsibility to help reduce transportation pollution by initiating conscientious practices with our freight carriers. It is our goal every day to help our customers achieve the most cost and fuel effective methods for moving their products.