Have you ever taken a 500 mile bike ride? Most of us haven't, but Rob McClain has--twice. This summer, Rob joined the nearly 8,500 riders for his second bike ride through Iowa. RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) which started with about...

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but here at AMT, the book recommendations keep coming. Reading is an important aspect of the culture around here. In fact, we recently finished reading Jim Collins’ Good to Great, and held two informative and fun book discussion...

  Do you need a 3PL? Are you frustrated by a lack of visibility in your supply chain and exhausted by trying to track trucks down or scurrying after dropped loads? Are you worried about excessive liabilities because you’re sourcing carriers and negotiating contracts yourself? Are you...

What are managed freight services?  Managed freight is a service in which a shipper or manufacturer works with a logistics team that manages the full spectrum of a company’s day-to-day shipping needs in order to streamline the supply chain. Logistics managers help customers save time and reduce...

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate has been in effect for a while--with a soft enforcement in December 2017 and a hard enforcement in April 2018. In the months and days approaching the rule’s enforcement there were many predictions of doom and constricted capacity, and...

  Digital freight matching--is it really the way of the future as we’ve been lead to believe? Many products have added the ubiquitous “digital” as a prefix, and these new digital products are often much better than their non-digital predecessors. It follows that digital freight matching...

Did you think the summer road checks were over? Well think again because next week brings another--Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week. During this safety blitz, law enforcement officials will be promoting the message--Late Won't Kill You, Speeding Will!   Speaking about the...

  On Wednesday, I’ll be presenting at the first of the TCA’s Summer Profitability Seminars in Chicago, this one with a focus on taking control of and effectively using data. This will be an excellent opportunity for me to network, hear from carriers about what pain...

The importance of a Transportation Management System or TMS You can’t pick up a logistics magazine or go to a transportation news website without finding a variety of articles on transportation management systems (TMS) and the differences in design. After all, many of these articles are...

What happened to spring? Already it’s the middle of June, and while it’s been a little rainy, we are well into the summer vacation season. The city pool has been open for a few weeks, air conditioners hum behind houses, and you can’t take a...