by Bridgett Jensen Back in 1973, two Des Moines Register columnists decided to make a six-day bicycle ride across Iowa. They invited a few friends along on the adventure, and the number swelled to 120 participants and RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa)...

  First of All: What is a Third Party Logistics Provider or 3PL?   Shippers are busy people who may not have the time or staff to do the time-consuming legwork on shipments. That’s where a 3PL comes in--setting pickup and delivery appointments, finding trucks, communicating with drivers,...

A lot! In the transportation industry, collaboration is key. You need to get your shipment from point A to point B. If you are a new shipper, you may not know where to start, but you definitely need a little help. Whether you decide to pursue...

How long has it been since you revisited your RFPs? This is a great question for shippers to answer when looking for a transportation partner. The truth is that right now, the market is incredibly dynamic while routing guides are static. So what does this mean...

Do you remember The Jetsons? Here at AM Transport a few of us remember the futuristic cartoon, set in 2062, that premiered in 1962 and had a revival in the late 80s. For folks of a certain age, George Jetson and his clan lived in...

Everyone's talking about blockchain! but what is it and exactly how will it revolutionize the logistics industry? We’ve written about it before, but thought our customers might appreciate a primer on the various ways blockchain could improve and benefit supply chains.   So what is it? Introduced in 2008,...

The Name of the Game is Change   The logistics industry seems to change every day. In fact,  2018 has proven to be a year of fantastic growth and constant flux! In the run up to and following the hard enforcement of the ELD rule, shippers and...

We’ve recently launched our new website!   Now you can find us at shipamt.com. But don’t worry, you’ll get the same great customer service, and you’ll continue working with the same great logistics experts. Why a new website?   To be honest, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve....

Partner With a 3PL for Higher Service Level. Did you know that, according to a 2017 report conducted by Armstrong and Associates, a whopping 90% of domestic Fortune 500 companies rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers for logistics and supply chain services? There are lots of...

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...