How do you come up with truckload rates?   It’s the number one question we’re asked here at AM Transport Services. Here’s the funny thing--most folks who ask how we get our truckload rates don’t really expect an answer, thinking it might be a company secret. And...

Capacity in 2019   The first few weeks of January usually see a slowdown in the logistics business, but 2019 has been a little different. By many accounts volume has remained fairly steady even while capacity has loosened up a bit. In other words, it’s been a...

Do you offer instant truckload freight quotes? That’s a question we hear a lot at AM Transport. The short answer is NO, we don’t offer instant rates, and we wouldn’t want to.   You see, competitive truckload quotes depend on a variety of factors, but most importantly...

With 2018 in the history books what can we expect moving forward into 2019. Probably more of the same--more technological advances, new changes in regulations, and continuing driver shortage and/or driver retention issues. In 2018, these factors created a a capacity crunch, with reliable carriers...

Driver Shortage?   The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Bob Costello puts the driver shortage number at around 50,000 today with the shortage projected to be as high as 174,000 by 2026. You can’t be in trucking without hearing that the shortage is a big part of why...

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season from our family to yours! Check out the video to hear the team spread their holiday cheer. ...

Do You Need a Freight Management Team? Are you managing your shipping needs in-house? Do you have a full-time person dedicated to the task? If you don’t, you’re probably overworked and overwhelmed. Finding trucks and insured, reliable carriers, staying on top of current rates and negotiating...

Consume content better in a video format? Check out the video version here! Where Freight Brokers Fit In Freight brokers have been around for a long time. In fact, when the passage of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 deregulated the trucking industry, the number of carriers...

This is the final beard contest video. We want to thank the students in the CEO program at Richland County High School for coming by the office to vote a winner for us. Stay tuned for the finale next week where we announce the winner! Miss any...

Ending the Quarter, Beginning a New One For many companies around the United States, end of the month AND end of the quarter (EOM and EOQ, respectively) is particularly important and, often, particularly stressful. In the logistics and transportation world, these two days tend to present...