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  December 14th, 2016 | Written by

NASA Signs With PLS for Transportation Services

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  • North American Steel Alliance is a member-owned cooperative in the metals distribution industry.
  • Procuring low cost, reliable transportation is critical to long-term survival.
  • PLS Logistics has branch offices in Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, and North Carolina.

The North American Steel Alliance (NASA), a member-owned purchasing cooperative service in the metals distribution industry, has signed a transportation partnership agreement with PLS Logistics Services, a logistics management services provider. This agreement will allow NASA’s purchasing members to receive freight transportation services at competitive rates while earning loyalty rebates in exchange for selecting PLS as their preferred carrier.

“We are pleased to join forces with PLS Logistics Services, as a preferred supplier to North American Steel Alliance,” announced NASA’s CEO Lonnie Terry. “Transportation expenses are a significant line item for our members. This program provides a long-term opportunity for our organizations to confidently leverage both inbound and outbound shipments to obtain the greatest economies while receiving excellent service. This is our first significant step in leveraging NASA freight.”

“In today’s competitive environment, procuring low cost, reliable transportation is critical to long-term survival, and PLS is pleased to further enhance the competitive position of NASA Members,” said Greg Burns, President and CEO of PLS Logistics Services. “This agreement enables NASA Member companies to leverage the buying power of the largest flatbed network in North America.”

PLS currently has branch offices nationwide in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Tampa, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Charlotte.

North American Steel Alliance is a member-owned purchasing cooperative serving the metals distribution industry incorporated in 1996. NASA is comprised of over 118 independently operated steel service centers throughout the United States and Canada with over 365 distribution and processing facilities. NASA members have annual revenues exceeding $9 billion dollars.

PLS Logistics Services provides 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 45,000+ trucking companies along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.

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