The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.~ Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to remember the promise of our great country. King was a spectacular orator and an immensely talented writer. Sometimes it is easy for us...

It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the first month of 2021. No matter where you stand, it’s pretty easy to agree that 2020 was a year of upheaval and difficulty for many people. The end of the year was rife with social media...

The Wonders of Modern Technology   If you’re like most logistics managers, you were pretty happy when modern technology made waterfall tendering possible. No, it’s not rocket science, but it was a huge help to shippers, brokers, and carriers. Waterfall tendering is pretty easy to set up. If...

A parable for logistics managers.   Some of our greatest teachers, including Jesus, taught in parables. Whether you are a church goer or not, it’s very likely you grew up hearing parables. Here’s an oldie but goody that has a lot of application to our lives today. A burly...

Win-win is a belief in the Third Alternative. It’s not your way or my way; it’s a better way, a higher way. ~Stephen R. Covey~   2020 in Review   Upheaval. 2020 has been a whirlwind for any number of reasons including a global pandemic and a bruising US presidential election...

In 2018, John McKinney started splitting his work day between AM Transport and Carle Richland Memorial Hospital.  One of AM Transport’s core principles is to give back to the community where we live and work, and John’s volunteering was a natural offshoot of that principle. A...

Better to give than receive.   We’ve all heard the saying, Money doesn’t buy happiness. But in some cases it might. But only if you’re spending that money on someone other than yourself. Yes, it truly is better to give than receive. In fact, researchers from the...

Paula's camping trip, foiled again. Paula is a logistics manager for an industrial manufacturing company in southern Illinois. She graduated from college back in 1990 and since then has worked for this one company while she and her husband, Larry, raised their two kids. Now they...

Gratitude   Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines appreciation as a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude. But what is gratitude? According to the same source, gratitude is the state of being grateful, or thankfulness.  It’s a little fuzzy, isn’t it. Definitions can be. How about this? Earlier...

How’s your 2020 going?   It’s December. Christmas is around the corner and then a new year. We’re all ready, right? And even though we’re on the backside of a holiday that reminds us to be thankful, grateful, and hopeful for all we have, many of us...