The importance of a Transportation Management System or TMS You can’t pick up a logistics magazine or go to a transportation news website without finding a variety of articles on transportation management systems (TMS) and the differences in design. After all, many of these articles are...

What happened to spring? Already it’s the middle of June, and while it’s been a little rainy, we are well into the summer vacation season. The city pool has been open for a few weeks, air conditioners hum behind houses, and you can’t take a...

  What do continuing driver shortages, autonomous vehicles, and the promise of block chain have in common with the new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse , changing regulations, and the explosion of data in logistics? In a word, disruption. Disruption is the name of...

  "Here's how to guarantee you have a good day: do good things." ~The Daily Stoic   Last July, John “Moose” McKinney began spending half his work day volunteering for the Katharina and Minnie Weber Long Term Care Unit at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital. It was bound to...

  In the United States, May is National Bike Month, with Bike-to-Work day taking place on the third Friday. This year the national event took place on May 17th, a fine, sunny spring Friday in southern Illinois, and that’s when the AMT crew put on their...

  In the logistics industry, we’re always talking about disruption. But what is it? In Deloitte’s Patterns of Disruption the authors suggest that disruption occurs when “something changes in the larger environment--technology or customer preferences or supporting infrastructure/ecosystem—to make [a] new approach possible and profitable. The...

Last week, Dave Marquart, who began at AM Transport a whopping 26 years ago, retired. When Dave began his long tenure at AMT, we had three desks in an old cabin on Vernor Lake in Olney, Illinois. Since then we’ve moved into different locations and...

  We felt the incredible energy from the moment we walked into the Transparency19 conference center. It’s hard to describe, but even though the energy was intense, the members of the FreightWaves team, many of whom we met before breakfast, were loose and laid back. It...

  “The reason to be in business is to have a good life.” - Bo Burlingham   I need to mow the yard, plant the new bushes sitting in pots in front of the house, and clean the gutters because it’s been raining all spring. But I’ve been...

  Last week, I was lucky to travel to Atlanta in order to attend Transparency19, the freight industry and technology conference put on every spring by FreightWaves. Sure, the phrase industry conference is often yawn-inducing, but Transparency19 felt more like a high-energy technology meetup crossed with...