Driver retention numbers for large truckload carriers continue to see-saw from a whopping 98% in 2017 to a milder but still high 87% early in 2019. As is typical, retention numbers are a little better for smaller carriers holding steady at 72%. And while these...

  The time is always ripe to do right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.   A couple of weeks ago, Joe was on call. That means he answers the phone after hours, so nothing falls through the cracks. A driver called in to report that his load was being...

Have you ever taken a 500 mile bike ride? Most of us haven't, but Rob McClain has--twice. This summer, Rob joined the nearly 8,500 riders for his second bike ride through Iowa. RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) which started with about...

Summer is quickly coming to an end, but here at AMT, the book recommendations keep coming. Reading is an important aspect of the culture around here. In fact, we recently finished reading Jim Collins’ Good to Great, and held two informative and fun book discussion...

  Do you need a 3PL? Are you frustrated by a lack of visibility in your supply chain and exhausted by trying to track trucks down or scurrying after dropped loads? Are you worried about excessive liabilities because you’re sourcing carriers and negotiating contracts yourself? Are you...

What are managed freight services?  Managed freight is a service in which a shipper or manufacturer works with a logistics team that manages the full spectrum of a company’s day-to-day shipping needs in order to streamline the supply chain. Logistics managers help customers save time and reduce...

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate has been in effect for a while--with a soft enforcement in December 2017 and a hard enforcement in April 2018. In the months and days approaching the rule’s enforcement there were many predictions of doom and constricted capacity, and...

  Digital freight matching--is it really the way of the future as we’ve been lead to believe? Many products have added the ubiquitous “digital” as a prefix, and these new digital products are often much better than their non-digital predecessors. It follows that digital freight matching...

Did you think the summer road checks were over? Well think again because next week brings another--Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Operation Safe Driver Week. During this safety blitz, law enforcement officials will be promoting the message--Late Won't Kill You, Speeding Will!   Speaking about the...

  On Wednesday, I’ll be presenting at the first of the TCA’s Summer Profitability Seminars in Chicago, this one with a focus on taking control of and effectively using data. This will be an excellent opportunity for me to network, hear from carriers about what pain...