WARNING! This could break the Internet. The long-awaited Annual AM Transport Beard Contest’s format has changed this year. The weekly photo collages did the job, but we can’t call ourselves innovators without pushing the envelope. We will be releasing a weekly VIDEO showcasing the progress of...

Where could you go to see Rick and Morty, the Incredibles, a couple of pink ostriches, and two Nascar fans, along with Lois Lane and Little Red Riding Hood? Where could you spend time with the nicest donkey in the world, race a real, live kangaroo,...

Freight rates got you down? Freight rates have settled a bit during the last two weeks of October--probably due to Hurricane Michael. Even so, 2018, as a whole, has been a year of change, fluctuations, and rising contract rates. In fact, according to The Journal of...

What is “critical freight?” Logistics experts describe “critical freight” as shipments that must meet specific parameters, such as: specialized equipment, unique handling needs, or precise pickup and delivery times. When these specific needs aren’t considered, shippers or their customers will experience serious consequences. Historically, most shipments haven’t...

  New buzz words or phrases are always hitting the ever-changing transportation industry. These words or phrases often represent important ideas pointing to new changes or expectations in our field. Take VISIBILITY for instance. VISIBILITY has been a predominant buzzword in the logistics industry for several years. Shippers...

Are you looking for ways to boost your reputation while keeping costs in check? If so, you’re not alone. During times of volatility, most shippers look for ways to distinguish themselves from the pack--in a good way!      What is a shipper of choice? The freight market...

Do you listen to podcasts? I love them. I have a few favorites: Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History, The Tim Ferriss Show, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, The Kevin Rose Show, and All Songs Considered, to name just a few.   There’s so much information, history, knowledge out...

We’re happy to announce that Patrick Umfleet, Sales Development Rep (SDR) at AM Transport Services and Dallas Racklin of AMT Squirrel Works passed their Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) exams on September 29, 2018. AM Transport Services has been a proud member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)...

Do you use a Freight Broker?   At last count, there were about 18,000 freight brokers operating in the United States. You’ve probably had the opportunity, or more likely the need, to work with one during the past year. Maybe one of your critical loads got...

A week ago, Sam Rogers, a carrier manager at AMT, and I flew to Portland, Oregon for the 3rd Annual DAT User Conference. I was really looking forward to attending with Sam, who hasn’t traveled much. In fact, it was only his second time on...