Did you know that nearly 71% of all freight transported in the United States is transported by trucks? According to the ATA (American Trucking Association), the 10.55 billions of freight annually moved by trucks requires over 3.68 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, 398 billion gallons...

Driver Shortage Information about the driver shortage and reverberations from the April 1 hard enforcement of the ELD rule continues to dominate the news cycle in logistics. In May, Heather Long at the Washington Post talked to truck drivers and found that while there are a few...

The most recent DAT Trendlines shows spot market rates surging! During the week of June 3-June 9, van rates rose 10¢, reefer rates went up 14¢, and the national flatbed rate increased by another 6¢. If these recent rates are any indication, we are in...

School’s out and here in the mid west, temperatures are hitting the high 80s and low 90s with some regularity. Excited kids are riding bicycles all over town, ice cream and snow cone stands are buzzing with activity, city pools are filled and open, and...

Heads up!   In case you didn’t know or have forgotten, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2018 is fast approaching. You know what that means--72 hours of round-the-clock vehicle and driver inspections beginning June 5 and ending June 7. The inspections will take...

Spot market rates got you down?   A few weeks ago, we suggested that the volatility of the freight market, the capacity crunch, the driver shortage, and the booming economy creates a perfect storm for shippers who need to get their freight moved and need it...

According to a report by Armstrong and Associates, a 3PL market research firm, a whopping 90% of Domestic Fortune 500 companies have worked with at least one 3PL for outsourced logistics. The report, published in 2017, finds this 90% a significant increase from 2001 when...

Trucks are in demand; in fact, smart shippers know there aren’t enough trucks (or drivers) to handle the loads out there. And peak season is just beginning. The economy is strong, the driver shortage continues, and according to the Wall Street Journal, high freight costs...

What Is A Portal? In the logistics industry, information is king. Shipping customers need access to important data, and a client portal gives customers that all-important access. If your 3PL doesn’t utilize an online portal, you’re missing out on technology that saves you time and money...

by Justin Hatten, CTB In a rite of spring, AM Transport employees gathered April 21 at Musgrove Park for the company’s annual Community Clean-Up Day. With the temperature in the 40s, under sunny skies, volunteers Joel Carey, who organizes the event, Michael McKinney, David Abell, Jason Doris,...