Heading into Thanksgiving.   Things have changed a lot during 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic and a bruising presidential election. Some state governments are upping their regulations, closing restaurants and bars, and creating mask mandates while others seem committed to letting the virus run its course. Either...

A New Candy Bar Scenario   You remember Merle, our comfortable gray-haired friend with a taste for candy bars. Back when we last visited Merle, he was leaving his office every day at 3:00, plodding down the stairs from his second-floor office, and heading to the gas...

We have a new team member!!! This week, we're happy to introduce you to Derek Walker.   Favorites Music: RHCP, Sublime, Sturgill Simpson Show:  The Sopranos Performer:  Durand Jones and the Indications Podcast: Duncan Trussel Family Hour and Beau of the 5th Column Sports team:  Cardinals, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders Sport: Soccer and Tennis Color: Maroon Beer:  Craft beer and whatever's...

Logistics Managers With more than 17,000 freight brokers currently working in the United States, you’d think it would be easy to find one to match your needs. But the truth is if you’re a logistics manager, you’re busy. You are tendering loads, chasing trucks, picking up...

Who's Sally? So it’s been a pretty nice autumn, right. And the past couple of weekends have been really beautiful with warm, sunny Saturdays that just make you want to get outside. At least that’s how one of our team members (I’m going to call her...

The art of listening. The folks in our sales department are great listeners. And that’s a big deal because when you think about it, how often does your freight broker really listen?  According to Kate Murphy in You’re Not Listening, “Listening is active. The best listeners focus...

Laine Slover is the newest member of the AM Transport family. He’s fresh out of the Army, and we’re excited to welcome him. It won’t be long before you’ll be talking to Laine on the phone, but here’s a chance to get to know him...

Lead Time and Lower Rates   You can’t fix what you don’t know, right? Take the case of a customer we’ll call Martin. We visited Martin, a logistics manager at a small manufacturer in the upper midwest, a couple of weeks ago. Tall, with a shock of...

Change is hard. But the truth is we are changing all the time, right. Nothing stays the same, and a vast majority of the mistakes we make come from our desire to hold onto what is, or even worse, what was. And this is natural,...