AMT welcomed back Mason Ridgely this week. Mason began interning for AM Transport Services in January of 2020. We were sorry to see him go (but happy for him) in August when he left town to pursue his college degree at Eastern Illinois University in...

A good freight broker is a provider of logistics services to manufacturers, distributors, and the carriers and drivers who pickup and deliver their freight. Freight brokers do everything from finding the right carrier and scheduling pickup and delivery appointments to taking care of paperwork, tracking...

This week's edition of Getting to Know . . . features long-timers Laura Matthews and Joel Carey. Laura Matthews began her tenure at AMT way back in November of 2011 as an account manager, and Joel started (drumroll please) in 2003 as a carrier representative, a...

Do you need a freight quote?   Chances are when you are looking for an accurate freight quote, you don’t have a lot of time. And I’m guessing, you’ve been surprised, more than once, by the difference between the final invoice and the quoted rate.   Here at AM...

If you call AMT very often, you've probably spent a little time on the phone with Joe and Chad. Joe's been part of the team since May of 2017 when he started as a carrier manager and Chad interned with us before signing on as...

If you’re a reader, you don’t need much encouragement to pick up a book and settle in for an evening (or long afternoon on the beach) of reading, right. You look forward to reading, to falling deep into stories, ideas, images that make you think...

The freight market is tight. Consumer spending is relatively strong and the pandemic trend to purchase goods over services continues while a truck driver shortage adds to a lack of capacity. At the same time, freight spending is up and according to the most recent...

Spring has sprung here in Olney. The sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and everything is blooming. Here in southern Illinois, we experience every one of the four seasons, and spring in all its beauty is also a great reminder of volatility and...

Shipping LTL should be easy, right? Most of the time, you can get online with one of those easy-to-use digital brokers and book your LTL freight in a few minutes. You don’t have to talk to a real-live person, answer a bunch of questions, or...

Are you new to the transportation industry? Does logistics speak leave you feeling a bit confused or overwhelmed? It’s completely understandable. What the heck is a bill of lading or GEO fencing. And who or what is the FMCSA and what do they have to...