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Fun Facts About Logistics and Transportation

FUN FACTS ABOUT LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION O LOGISTICS + TRANSPORT AN INTEGRAL PART OF %3D BUSINESS OPERATIONS the cost-effective process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient movement and storage of goods from the point of origin to the end-user the movement of products and people from one point to another via air, sea, road and rail. Together, logistics and transportation are an integral part of business operations and supply chain AND SUPPLY CHAIN THE TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS ITS ONE OF THE INDUSTRY IS MADE UP OF 6 SECTORS WORLDS ROAD RAIL AVIATION MARITIME STORAGE WAREHOUSE LARGEST INDUSTRIES MILE 138 000 If you joined together all the sausages that the logistics industry delivers in a year, they'd reach beyond the moon The biggest ship in the world can carry the Eiffel Tower AND an Airbus comfortably The US is comprised of 566 railroads. That's over 138,000 miles THE US ECONOMY DEPENDS ON TRUCKS TO DELIVERY NEARLY 70% OF ALL FREIGHT TRANSPORTED ANNUALLY =5671 BILLION DOLLARS OF MANUFACTURED AND/OR RETAILED GOODS %3D D ELECTRONICS, A FURNITURE, FOOD, AND CLOTHING THE MOST SHIPPED ITEMS ARE THERE ARE CLOSE TO 3.5 MILLION TRUCK DRIVERS 1 IN 15 PEOPLE WORKING IN THE US IS EMPLOYED IN TRUCKING THE AVERAGE US TRUCKER DRIVES OVER 112,000 MILES EVERY YEAR SHIPPERS WHO PARTNER WITH OUTSOURCED LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS REPORT AN AVERAGE COST REDUCTION OF 13% 94% OF 3PLS AND 88 OF SHIPPERS BELIEVE COMMUNICATION, FLEXIBILITY AND OPENNESS ARE THE MAIN FACTORS TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS PLS LOGISTICS SERVICES PLS Logistics Services is a leading provider of logistics management, brokerage and technology services for shippers across all industries. PLS handles millions of loads annually across all major freight modes: flatbed, van, LTL, rail and barge, air and ocean. The PLS carrier network consists of over 15,000 trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies. To learn more, visit

Fun Facts About Logistics and Transportation

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It's no secret that transportation and logistics keep the economy moving but did you know just how important it is?


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