What’s Trust Got to Do With It?
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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 carriers directly or to partner with a third party logistics provider (3PL), collaboration is a must.
That’s where trust comes in!
You can’t have collaboration without trust–that’s a no-brainer.
But why is trust such a problem in supply chain relationships?
- Logistics is a complicated business, and if you are a shipper, especially a new shipper, you may have questions you are afraid to ask because you don’t want to seem uninformed. We’re all afraid that if we seem uninformed people will take advantage of us!
- Shippers worry about sharing too much information. In our admittedly biased opinion–working with a 3PL is a great way for shippers (old or new) to find the best carriers. But you have to share information if you want that collaboration to be successful. If you don’t trust your 3PL, you aren’t going to want to share your information.
Here’s where AM Transport Services comes in! Our first priority is people. In fact, we subscribe to best-selling author and teacher Seth Godin’s philosophy that “organizations exist to make things better for people, not the other way around.”
Let’s say that again:
We BELIEVE that “organizations exist to make things BETTER for people, not the other way around.”
We want to make people’s lives better. And the quickest route to making things better for people is through logistics, because that’s what we know, and more importantly, that’s what we DO best!
How do we do it?
We’re small. We’re proud of this fact because it means we know our shippers and our carriers. We take the time to build long-lasting relationships because that’s what success feels like to us.
In fact, we’ve spent the last 30 years building relationships with a group of core carriers who are ready to deliver your goods. It’s a myth in the transportation industry that the big carriers and the big 3PLs have better capacity. We’re out to bust that myth!
Did you know that 97% of the 1.2 million trucking companies are operating less than 20 trucks? Furthermore, those smaller trucking companies are not experiencing the same driver retention and shortage problems. When you work with a 3PL like AM Transport, you have access to these smaller carriers you might not ever find otherwise!
Add to that our complete transparency. We don’t succeed unless you do! That’s our bottom line. Our simple goal is to get your products delivered on-time with consistent reliable service because that will improve your life. It really is that simple.
Ask us anything! We want to get to know you, but at the same time, we want you to get to know us. We’re sure that the more you know about us and who we are, the more likely it is that you’ll want to work with us.