Jesse Baker and Chad Martin are great friends. When they’re not working together here at AM Transport, they’re usually up to something fun, like spending the weekend at the Kentucky Derby or taking a spur-of-the-moment trip to Nashville. But lately the majority of their weekends and...

New England Motor Freight’s February 11th announcement of bankruptcy sent shockwaves through the transportation industry. An LTL carrier based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, NEMF served the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area with over 40 terminals. How does this story pertain to small carriers?   What happened to this...

With the year well underway, we decided to take a look at what 2019 holds for the transportation industry.   Small carriers will continue to offer capacity. Most trend lists will focus on the continuing driver shortage, but we prefer to shine a light on the possibility of...

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” Edward Abbey, Writer and environmental activist Are you operating under the assumption that bigger is always better? You’re not alone, but let’s take a minute to rethink what’s become a tired and ineffectual notion. Conventional...

Tracking and visibility in transportation is a hot topic. Recent news concerning the misuse of cellphone-based tracking has people scrambling. How can the logistics industry, where tracking and visibility is inherent to the best service, deal with upheavals caused by misuse, as well as, an...

  A recent article in the Journal of Commerce examined the driver shortage/driver retention problem in the trucking industry. If you’re a shipper dealing with large brokers and larger carriers, the capacity crunch of 2018 made the driver shortage painfully real. And even though the driver...

What freight services do you offer?   It’s a question we’re asked a lot, here at AM Transport Services. So we thought we’d break it down for you.   Think you might enjoy the video version of this blog more? Click here to check it out! But first, what do we...

The great poet, William Stafford wrote, “once you do right, life is easy, there are no distractions.”  That’s a quote we live by here at AM Transport because we’ve found that doing what’s right leads to your success and ours.   So what does “doing what’s...

The beginning of a new year is a great time to get back to the basics.  Here on the AMT blog, we’ve been exploring freight rates, zoning in on the differences between instant and accurate rates, as well as, how we come up with our...