Who's Sally? So it’s been a pretty nice autumn, right. And the past couple of weekends have been really beautiful with warm, sunny Saturdays that just make you want to get outside. At least that’s how one of our team members (I’m going to call her...

The art of listening. The folks in our sales department are great listeners. And that’s a big deal because when you think about it, how often does your freight broker really listen?  According to Kate Murphy in You’re Not Listening, “Listening is active. The best listeners focus...

Laine Slover is the newest member of the AM Transport family. He’s fresh out of the Army, and we’re excited to welcome him. It won’t be long before you’ll be talking to Laine on the phone, but here’s a chance to get to know him...

Lead Time and Lower Rates   You can’t fix what you don’t know, right? Take the case of a customer we’ll call Martin. We visited Martin, a logistics manager at a small manufacturer in the upper midwest, a couple of weeks ago. Tall, with a shock of...

Change is hard. But the truth is we are changing all the time, right. Nothing stays the same, and a vast majority of the mistakes we make come from our desire to hold onto what is, or even worse, what was. And this is natural,...

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...