A.M. Transport’s Chad Martin recently attended the 2018 TIA Conference on scholarship sponsored by Avalon Risk Management. Along with 5 other first-time TIA Conference attendees, Chad wrote an exceptional essay for which he received complimentary airfare, four nights lodging, and waived registration fees. Each year, Transportation Intermediaries Association...

by Jason Doris, CTB   Logistics providers, shippers, and carriers are operating in, what I would call, an era of disruption. With changes multiplying daily, the only variable is the speed at which change occurs. With media attention on the advent of autonomous trucks, platooning, reduced capacity,...

by Connor Dixon, CTB I’ve been working at AM Transport Services for five and a half years. That’s why I was excited to attend my first TIA Convention this year. Even as a first-time attendee, I could see how the members of the TIA are a...

Shippers continue to experience the spot market blues. According to DAT Solutions, the average spot rate for trucking was 2.15 per mile at the end of March. The natural disasters occurring in the last half of 2017 merged with the ELD Mandate and the continuing driver...

By Michael McKinney, CTB   This week, I was notified that AM Transport received a longevity award from the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association) for 25 years of continuous membership since 1993. I have to admit, it’s pretty cool to be recognized, and it’s hard for me to believe...

March Madness is winding down as fans across the country prepare for the Final Four this weekend. Kansas, Villanova, and Michigan make up the remaining bluebloods in the field, and Loyola Chicago is playing the role of Cinderella as they – along with Sister Jean...

Carriers are purchasing new trucks at record levels. According to the Wall Street Journal, heavy-duty truck orders hit a whopping 48,700—twice as many during the same time frame last year. Some industry people believe this might loosen the crunch of tight capacity. But is capacity coming...

By Erik Jensen, CTB Each year a few new buzz words or phrases hit the transportation industry. These words and phrases typically embody an event, such as the mandatory implementation of electronic logging devices, or a service you offer, like “available capacity.” VISIBILITY is the keyword sticking...

Michael McKinney, CTB Who do you blame when the new stackable washer/dryer you ordered doesn’t show up? It was shipped--these days you can track almost any order--but it’s now a week or two late, and you’re tired of lugging your family’s clothes to the neighborhood laundromat. Are...