Working at AMT

Working at AM Transport Services

AM Transport Services was opened 34 years ago by Avery McKinney. A trucking industry veteran, Avery knew the industry inside-out. His experience and  knowledge combined with his desire to connect manufacturers with the best small carriers turned AM Transport Services into one of the leading freight brokers in the midwest.

Avery was committed to being the best. One of his favorite mottos–work hard and play hard–is something the team at AM Transport aspires to every day.

We keep it simple.

Our job is to connect manufacturers and distributors with the best carriers for their freight. We do that by getting to know everyone on both sides of the equation–the manufacturers and distributors with freight to move and the men and women with the trucks capable of moving that freight. Building relationships is meaningful work, and it’s a privilege to get to know the great people we do business with day in and day out. Plus, it’s better for everyone involved.

Once we’ve made the right connections, we strive to keep everyone’s supply chain running smoothly. We make appointments, track freight, handle all the billing, and keep everyone informed. The work is fast-paced and exciting. There’s always something new to learn and the team is cross-trained in all aspects of the logistics business. Simply put, we like what we do.

In 2020, AMT was named to the Forbes’ Small Giants list of the top 25 small businesses in the United States. We’re proud of this designation because it speaks to our purpose–to be the best place to work in Richland County, Illinois. 

We like each other.

It’s really that simple. If you walk into our office, you’ll hear good-natured banter and an eclectic mix of music. You’ll see an open work area that promotes collaboration and efficiency. You’ll smell popcorn and coffee and it’s very likely you’ll be offered a homemade treat.

Sometimes we cook hamburgers or pork burgers for lunch. In March we celebrate Pi Day with pizza and a variety of homemade pies. We have a costume party at Halloween, a Christmas party to celebrate the end of the year, and an annual golf outing no one wants to miss. This weekend we’re going to a hockey game together in Evansville. But a lot of the time, you’ll find us here at the office holding an informal bags tournament or a hot-dog eating contest, just for fun. 

The truth is what makes AM Transport Services the best place to work is the great people who work here. And we’re always looking for more great people to join our team. So if you’re interested in a fun career in a fun office with fun people, check out our careers page. You’ll be glad you did!