Lots can go wrong: ask your broker. Have you ever thought about everything that could go wrong when you’re trying to get your freight on the road? Or what about once it’s already on the road? Moving freight is a risky business with a lot of moving...

If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you. ~Fred DeVito~   “So, I think I’m going to do it again.”  I was talking to my sister who wanted to know more about the 100 mile trail run I participated in not quite two weeks ago. I told her...

Here in southern Illinois, it’s getting frosty. Sure, we’ll have a few more warm-ish days, but once you wake up to a car scraping morning, you can count on full-on autumn. And here at AM Transport we love fall. Each year, we celebrate October with...

Freight Brokers and Capacity Shortages Paul is a logistics manager for a small, midwestern manufacturer. He’s a longtime customer who isn’t happy about escalating rates. No one is. Capacity is tight these days. And if you’re having trouble finding trucks at a decent rate, you’re not...

Manufacturers and distributors often work with freight brokers. In fact, according to Armstrong and Associates, 90% of Domestic Fortune 500 companies “rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers for outsourced logistics and supply chain services.” According to the report, 3PLs can increase supply chain efficiency, provide relevant...

Is Your Contract Rate too Low?   JoAnne is a logistics manager for a midsize midwestern manufacturer. She’s been in logistics for a few years, so the ups and downs of the freight market aren’t new to her. But things are tough these days. Her regular contract rate...

Connected to your Freight Broker?   How have you been faring during the pandemic? So many folks feel isolated. Business meetings, friendships, and family gatherings are often held online. We stream weddings and funerals from the comfort (or confinement) of our own homes. The pandemic has changed so...

Super Sizing You remember how it used to go back in the good old days. You’re in the McDonald’s drive-thru. A slight breeze is wafting in the opened car window, and you’re ordering a large order of fries to go with your Big Mac. That’s when...