Freight Brokers and the Supply Chain Are you looking for the lowest shipping rates? We get it. Here at AM Transport Services, we’ve been in the logistics industry for 30 years. We  understand that too often, manufacturers, distributors, and even carriers don’t really understand the value...

Changing Technology in Outsourced Logistics AM Transport is a leading provider of outsourced logistics in the midwest. We strive to provide our customers and carriers with impeccable service at a great price. We do this by continually evaluating our processes, studying new technologies, and adopting and...

Why do manufacturers and distributors outsource logistics?   Shippers outsource logistics when they need their freight picked up and delivered on time without damages.   Their freight budget is out-of-control, and they don’t have the necessary data or know-how to fix this.   Service failures are costing them...

Here at AM Transport, we’ve been in the logistics industry for 30 years. It’s a long time. Over time, we've seen many changes. In fact, this business began in a small one-room cabin on a tiny lake in rural Illinois. There were two telephones and...

Shipping LTL can offer significant savings if:    Your freight isn't time sensitive. LTL freight is sometimes transferred several times before reaching its destination because you are sharing the cost of the full truck with other shippers.   Your freight can take a little more handling. Because...

30 years ago, Avery and Mary Jo McKinney started a small freight brokerage called AM Transport Services. They operated out of a one room cabin on Vernor Lake in Olney, Illinois. Those first couple of months were lean with Avery on the road a lot...

The Benefits of Working with a 3PL for Outsourced Logistics The supply chain becomes more complicated every day. Technology, visibility, and navigating the risk inherent in working with a variety of carriers is a full-time job. Here at AM Transport Services, we’ve found the manufacturers and...

Customer Routed Freight   What does it mean when a potential customer (a manufacturer or distributor who has freight to move) explains that their freight is customer routed?   In many cases, it's a simple brush off. The person on the other end of the phone simply doesn't...

AM Transport is celebrating its 30th year in the transportation industry. And we have a few people who have worked here almost as long. Joel Carey, who's been with AMT for 16 years, is one of them.  Quiet, with a dry sense of humor, Joel...

Small carriers work with AMT AM Transport has been helping manufacturers and distributors in the midwest save money and time for the past 30 years. We're not a big, flashy 3PL. We're a small family owned business that likes to work with small-to-midsize carriers because they...