“Trucking is the backbone of this nation,” said Mary Ann Hudson, executive vice president and managing director of Bibby Transportation Finance during a presentation at the Mid-American Trucking Show held in Louisville, KY, last week.  FreightWaves reports on the Bibby Financial Services report that “sought...

  While it’s tempting to seek to be picked by authorities and found by strangers, the more reliable path is to organize and connect those that seek to be part of a tribe, to establish better cultural norms and then persist in making promises and keeping...

Does your third-party logistics (3PL) provider have a portal?   If the answer is no, you’re missing out. Let us explain. In the logistics industry, information is king. If you’re a shipper, you need access to data, reports, invoices, real-time tracking, and instant messaging with experts. Not to...

Has your shipping department been affected by the driver shortage? How many times has a transportation partner complained that their trucks are empty? That your freight spend is going to reflect this shortage? It’s the dominant narrative in the industry, and if it’s keeping you...

The smartest way to ensure working with the best carriers in the business? Find a third party logistics provider that has long-term relationships with a core group of small to midsize carriers. But how do you find a good logistics partner? One who will pick...

Here at AMT, we love books. And why not--books offer readers humor, history, escape, romance, philosophy, even recipes. Books challenge us with new or old ideas. Books enlarge our worldview and allow us to travel to foreign countries and back to medieval times. Books create...

Scientist, astronomer, and astrophysicist Carl Sagan once famously said, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question.” We agree. But we’re not talking about any questions. We’re talking about questions you can ask freight brokers, questions that will help you choose the best logistics partner....

How do you find the best freight broker? Top-notch freight brokers offer a wide variety of services to both shippers and carriers. From innovative technologies and increased resources to routing, scheduling, and long-term relationships, services offered by freight brokers are designed to streamline processes. Third party...

“To focus on weakness is not only foolish; it is irresponsible.” So said the wise author, educator, and business thought leader, Peter Drucker in his book, The Effective Executive.   It makes sense, doesn’t it--don’t focus on the bad stuff? And yet, we all have a...

A Transportation Management System (TMS) Is A Necessity.   In an industry where data flows are increasing at a rapid pace it’s nearly impossible to understand your logistics operation without a TMS.  The days of collecting data over a long period, and then taking a few weeks...