Supply Chain Headaches: What the headlines can’t tell you.
3PL, Customer Service, Freight Broker, Industry News
You cannot open a newspaper (hard copy or online) without seeing a few supply chain headlines:
“Target CEO: Supply-chain bottlenecks won’t be resolved overnight.”–Yahoo Finance
“Supply-chain disruptions cause some people to panic shop again–but they’re looking beyond toilet paper.”–Market Watch
“Why Supply Chain Chaos and Inflation Could Last into 2022”–Vox
“How the Supply Chain Broke, and Why It Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon”–New York Times
If you have freight to move, these headlines are enough to give you a headache that just won’t stop. And it’s not just the headlines, right? Trucks really are difficult to find. Capacity is tight and getting tighter for a variety of reasons. There’s a driver shortage that’s been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s a truck shortage–same story. Shipping containers are languishing at US ports. Warehouse workers are in short supply. The list goes on and on.
But what does this mean for you?
- High rates
- Tender rejections.
- Late or missed pickups.
- Late or missed deliveries.
- Frustrated employees.
- Angry customers.
- Worsening headaches.
- Late nights.
- An out-of-control freight budget.
If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.
But you don’t have to feel this way–anxious, frustrated, worried.
At AM Transport Services, we’ve been helping manufacturers and distributors deliver their freight on-time for over 30 years. And we do it at a rate you can afford because we work with a core group of superior, highly rated midwestern carriers.
Did you know that according to the US Department of Transportation, 97% of for-hire carriers operate fewer than 20 trucks? And everyone knows these smaller fleets offer a lot of bang for your buck. They experience much higher driver retention which is especially important in today’s market.
But the best of these smaller trucking companies are hard for the average manufacturer to find because they often have long-term relationships with freight brokers like AM Transport Services. You see, the smaller trucking companies we work with appreciate our 24/7/365 day a year customer service, our commitment to quick payment, and the stellar technology we provide. So much so that we’re able to negotiate better-than-average rates for our customers.
If you’re tired of late nights and headaches, there’s a better way!
If you need a quote on a lane, give us a call, and our capacity team will match you with a great carrier to provide you with an industry leading rate.
We’ll provide you with a single point of contact and we’ll customize our technology to your needs (you won’t pay for anything you don’t need).
We’ll schedule the appointments, track your freight, provide real-time updates, and take care of all the paperwork.
It doesn’t have to be so hard. Give us a call today.