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...

Is Your Contract Rate too Low?   JoAnne is a logistics manager for a midsize midwestern manufacturer. She’s been in logistics for a few years, so the ups and downs of the freight market aren’t new to her. But things are tough these days. Her regular contract rate...

Connected to your Freight Broker?   How have you been faring during the pandemic? So many folks feel isolated. Business meetings, friendships, and family gatherings are often held online. We stream weddings and funerals from the comfort (or confinement) of our own homes. The pandemic has changed so...

Super Sizing You remember how it used to go back in the good old days. You’re in the McDonald’s drive-thru. A slight breeze is wafting in the opened car window, and you’re ordering a large order of fries to go with your Big Mac. That’s when...

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has a new meaning this year. Truck drivers have shown unparalleled bravery, perseverance, and dedication to our country, and not only has our industry remained grateful for their hard work, but the American people have taken notice and are thanking...

Outsourced Logistics Here at AMT, we have lots of great customers we’ve been working with for a long time. That’s how it is when you’ve been in the business for 30 years.  But what we really like to do is to figure out problems and create solutions...

Hello September! And hello to the newest member of the AM Transport family, Hannah Thomas.  Hannah's been with AMT for about a month. Welcome Hannah!   Favorites Color:  BLACK Performers:  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Stapleton, AC/DC, Halsey, Tyler Childers TV Shows:  New Girl, The Office, Shameless Sports Team:  I am a...

Roadcheck = Less Capacity   Be prepared for a tightening of capacity during the week  beginning September, as this year’s International Roadcheck is scheduled for September 9-11. The three day blitz will most definitely result in a decrease in capacity with inspectors focusing on “the driver requirements...