Win-win is a belief in the Third Alternative. It’s not your way or my way; it’s a better way, a higher way. ~Stephen R. Covey~   2020 in Review   Upheaval. 2020 has been a whirlwind for any number of reasons including a global pandemic and a bruising US presidential election...

In 2018, John McKinney started splitting his work day between AM Transport and Carle Richland Memorial Hospital.  One of AM Transport’s core principles is to give back to the community where we live and work, and John’s volunteering was a natural offshoot of that principle. A...

Better to give than receive.   We’ve all heard the saying, Money doesn’t buy happiness. But in some cases it might. But only if you’re spending that money on someone other than yourself. Yes, it truly is better to give than receive. In fact, researchers from the...

Paula's camping trip, foiled again. Paula is a logistics manager for an industrial manufacturing company in southern Illinois. She graduated from college back in 1990 and since then has worked for this one company while she and her husband, Larry, raised their two kids. Now they...

Gratitude   Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines appreciation as a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude. But what is gratitude? According to the same source, gratitude is the state of being grateful, or thankfulness.  It’s a little fuzzy, isn’t it. Definitions can be. How about this? Earlier...

How’s your 2020 going?   It’s December. Christmas is around the corner and then a new year. We’re all ready, right? And even though we’re on the backside of a holiday that reminds us to be thankful, grateful, and hopeful for all we have, many of us...

Heading into Thanksgiving.   Things have changed a lot during 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic and a bruising presidential election. Some state governments are upping their regulations, closing restaurants and bars, and creating mask mandates while others seem committed to letting the virus run its course. Either...

A New Candy Bar Scenario   You remember Merle, our comfortable gray-haired friend with a taste for candy bars. Back when we last visited Merle, he was leaving his office every day at 3:00, plodding down the stairs from his second-floor office, and heading to the gas...

We have a new team member!!! This week, we're happy to introduce you to Derek Walker.   Favorites Music: RHCP, Sublime, Sturgill Simpson Show:  The Sopranos Performer:  Durand Jones and the Indications Podcast: Duncan Trussel Family Hour and Beau of the 5th Column Sports team:  Cardinals, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders Sport: Soccer and Tennis Color: Maroon Beer:  Craft beer and whatever's...

Logistics Managers With more than 17,000 freight brokers currently working in the United States, you’d think it would be easy to find one to match your needs. But the truth is if you’re a logistics manager, you’re busy. You are tendering loads, chasing trucks, picking up...