If you’re a shipper (or carrier) chances are you’ve been hearing or reading about “load optimization,” a lot these days. It’s a buzz phrase in transportation circles. In fact, 3PL people and techie folks like to throw the term around, promising to help you “optimize your...

Here at AM Transport, we love our sports. Whether it’s watching our local high school (Go Tigers!) and junior college (Go Blue Knights!) games, or going out and supporting kids playing in the middle school and park systems, we get our fix however we can.  And...

What exactly do you do at AM Transport?   That’s a question we get a lot because we’re a third party logistics (3PL) provider, and lots of folks don’t know what that is or what we do. The simple explanation is that we find trucks for customers who...

Did you celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by thanking a driver? Here at AMT, we sure hope so because drivers and their commitment to the open road are the heart of a bustling economy. We thought we'd continue the Thank a Driver trend this week by...

Okay, I’m just going to put this out there. You see, I love reading Brené Brown books.  I know it seems a little odd that a highly competitive, Iraq Veteran, Alpha Male who can deadlift 425 lbs, loves to read a woman researcher-storyteller write about fear,...

Pallets are a shipper’s best friend! Seriously, when you need to get your cargo ready for transportation, there’s nothing more helpful than a great pallet! Pallets are often the best method for moving and storing your goods--that is unless you’re shipping diamond rings or tie clips. In...

If you’re in the trucking industry, you’ve heard about the driver shortage. It goes something like this.  At the end of 2016, we were short about 36,000 drivers. By the end of 2017--the number was sitting at 50,000. The American Trucking Association (ATA) predicts the...

Never fear, Moose isn’t gone. While John’s afternoons now belong to the residents of The Katharina and Minnie Weber Long Term Care Unit at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, you can still reach him at AM Transport from 6AM-11AM Monday-Friday!   Volunteering has long been important to John...

Truckload shipping is confusing, isn’t it! There’s a lot to figure out when your products are ready to hit the road. How much does your shipment weigh? How big is it? Do you need pallets? If so how many? And, of course, what kind of...

You’ve got some freight you need to move, but you’re a little uncertain of your options.  After all, the logistics industry is changing all the time! Less-Than-Truckload, Full-Truckload, what does it all mean? If you’re not in logistics, you’re probably not familiar with the terminology...