Logistics as a Service: Outsourced Logistics Managed freight and outsourced logistics, also known as Logistics as a Service, are big topics in the transportation industry. Access to advanced transportation technology including transportation management systems that provide security, flexibility, and accessibility is only one reason forward-thinking manufacturers...

Operation Safe Driver   The CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver program was put into effect in 2007. Sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), the weeklong event will occur July 12-July 18. During this time, law enforcement...

We sure hope you're enjoying the Meet the Team series. It's been a lot of fun hearing from the team members about their likes, dislikes, and favorites. This week we're featuring David Abell, Managing Director at Squirrel Works and Chief Marketing Officer for AM Transport. He's...

Outsourced Logistics--We're Just Better Here at AM Transport, we live by the motto: BETTER not bigger. We know that in the logistics arena, having a smaller, more agile team translates into big benefits for you when you outsource your logistics to us.   We start with relationships. We focus on getting...

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...