Big Brand and Just-in-Time Freight   Our sales rep, Sally, just happened to call Kevin when he needed help the most. Kevin was working with one of the big brand-name brokers because he was sold on their name. He couldn’t pick up a logistics magazine and not...

A little story to set things up.   Once upon a time, in a small town in southern Illinois, a group of people worked together at AM Transport Services to make sure midwestern manufacturers and distributors worked with the best small-to-midsize carriers in the logistics industry. They...

Our Meet the Team series was a big hit. It turns out you like learning a little more about the committed folks who make up our logistics team here at AM Transport Services. Yes, you get to talk to them on the phone and trade...

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People   Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an instant hit when it was published in 1990. I didn’t read it when it was released, but I recall my sister praising the book not long after...

You remember Big Digital? They’ve been on the scene for a while. They tout technology (Big Digital is an app), low prices (because they aren’t paying real people to keep track of your freight), and ease of use (you can access them on your phone,...

The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.~ Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to remember the promise of our great country. King was a spectacular orator and an immensely talented writer. Sometimes it is easy for us...

It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the first month of 2021. No matter where you stand, it’s pretty easy to agree that 2020 was a year of upheaval and difficulty for many people. The end of the year was rife with social media...

The Wonders of Modern Technology   If you’re like most logistics managers, you were pretty happy when modern technology made waterfall tendering possible. No, it’s not rocket science, but it was a huge help to shippers, brokers, and carriers. Waterfall tendering is pretty easy to set up. If...

A parable for logistics managers.   Some of our greatest teachers, including Jesus, taught in parables. Whether you are a church goer or not, it’s very likely you grew up hearing parables. Here’s an oldie but goody that has a lot of application to our lives today. A burly...