This is a picture of two hands shaking to show that relationships are key in business dealings.

The Business of Human Connection

If you follow our blog, or check it out every once in a while, you’ll notice that a couple of times a month, we highlight a team member or two. Whether it’s a wily veteran or a crafty new intern, we want to share the great people we work with so you get to know the folks taking care of your business.

It’s nice to have a little insight into who these people are personally. In addition to being really good at what they do–making sure your freight is picked up and delivered on time, every time–they’re also an interesting, fun, and diverse bunch.

If you want to check out some recent profiles:

Premier Prize Profile: Erik Jensen

Meet the team: Donna Martin

Getting to know Katrina and Kelsie

Getting to know David Abell

The importance of building relationships.

If you believe, as we do, that business is about building good relationships and trust, you probably know it’s a lot more fun to work with people you like and respect. It’s like Robin S. Sharma writes in The Mastery Manual, “People love doing business with good people.”

Here at AM Transport, we understand that it’s not some fancy algorithm, some new tech tool, or the latest business fad that makes us special. It’s human beings. Don’t misunderstand–we invest in technology, hone processes, and use tools that continue to make us better, but everything begins with the right people.

So what does that look like?

The importance of human connection.

We have a perpetual hiring process. We’re always talking to people in our community, getting to know who they are and the skills, habits, attitudes and goals that make them unique. We’re looking for folks who share our values, our work ethic, and our customer-focused mentality. In the last several years, we’ve created a robust intern program. We hire smart, funny, talented young people, and some of them return to us when they’ve finished school, while others share what they’ve learned at AMT with their future employers.

Robin Sharma famously tweeted, “The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.” And here at AM Transport we agree, but would also say that human connection is at the heart of what we do and why we’re so darned good at it. The team here will go to bat for you day in and day out. The relationships we build and the connection we foster gives meaning to our work and brightens our days–and we hope it does the same for you.