“I don’t work with freight brokers.”   Joe’s been in the manufacturing business for years now, and when a freight broker (or 3PL) makes a sales call, Joe usually snorts derisively. “I don’t work with freight brokers,” he says. “I work with asset-based providers.” The problem for...

Coming to the end of summer, we're also nearing the end of the Meet the Team series. So far, you've met the folks who have been here for a while. But you haven't met Zac. He's only been here a couple of months, but hit...

Heard it at the truck stop. . .   A couple of weeks ago, my husband Eric was gassing up his 1990 Ford Ranger at a local truck stop. Eric worked in trucking for a long time, so he enjoys meeting and talking with truck drivers (and...

Summer seems to be winding down a bit although it remains hotter than ever in southern Illinois. It’s hard to believe that before we know it red and yellow and purple leaves will be falling from the trees; the hoodies will come out of the...

We’ve heard it many times:    We don’t work with freight brokers.  Freight brokers are middlemen. We prefer providers with assets. Freight brokers like you are too expensive.   Sometimes the person uttering these well-worn phrases means it. They believe that they do not need or want to work with freight brokers....

Jakob Boulb is the youngest full-time member of the AM Transport team. He's been with us for about a 1 1/2 years. Jakob is pretty quiet, but he has a dry sense of humor and he's a whiz with the camera!     Favorites Music: Quinn XCII Show: Always Sunny...

The Candy Bar Scenario I know a guy. We’ll call him Merle. Merle is in his 50s, and he’s been working the same job for most of his adult life. He’s pretty comfortable. Nice house, nice family, a new car every couple of years. And Merle’s...

COVID-19 Sheds Light on Big Freight Broker Struggles Recent reports about a large brokerage and its refusal (in spite of an uptick in COVID-19 cases) to allow employees to work remotely, have us shaking our heads. It’s a no-brainer, really. Here at AM Transport Services, we’ve had...

Tight Capacity The summer freight market has continued to heat up with July hotter than June.  According to Seth Holm, in a recent article on FreightWaves, “there are no signs of any sort of typical seasonality this year” and the Outbound Tender Volume Index “has crossed...