We've had some crazy weather the past couple of weeks, but as we all know, the transportation of freight never stops. And the talented men and women who make sure your freight is delivered without hassles and on-time are hard at work, even when the...

In his newsletter last week, Michael McKinney announced he has stepped down as president and CEO of AM Transport Services, and David Abell is assuming the role. “Change is important and healthy,” McKinney wrote, “you can’t grow without it.”    *****   David Abell has been with AM Transport since...

If you don't know there's a problem, you can't fix it. Here at AM Transport, Sally gets the chance to talk to a lot of great people. Take, Margie, for instance.  Margie is the logistics manager for a small manufacturer in the midwest. Sally really enjoyed...

This article was originally published in The Illinois Manufacturer (first quarter).   Continuous Improvement in Logistics   The logistics process has evolved over the past 30 years. As a broker working in the industry for the length of that time, we’ve had a bird’s eye view as to what works...

Big Brand and Just-in-Time Freight   Our sales rep, Sally, just happened to call Kevin when he needed help the most. Kevin was working with one of the big brand-name brokers because he was sold on their name. He couldn’t pick up a logistics magazine and not...

A little story to set things up.   Once upon a time, in a small town in southern Illinois, a group of people worked together at AM Transport Services to make sure midwestern manufacturers and distributors worked with the best small-to-midsize carriers in the logistics industry. They...

Our Meet the Team series was a big hit. It turns out you like learning a little more about the committed folks who make up our logistics team here at AM Transport Services. Yes, you get to talk to them on the phone and trade...

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People   Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an instant hit when it was published in 1990. I didn’t read it when it was released, but I recall my sister praising the book not long after...

You remember Big Digital? They’ve been on the scene for a while. They tout technology (Big Digital is an app), low prices (because they aren’t paying real people to keep track of your freight), and ease of use (you can access them on your phone,...