Meet the Team: Carson Scherer
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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 change. Sunshine and warmth can turn to grey skies and thunderstorms in a manner of hours (if not minutes).
And if you’re shipping anything, you know that change is the hallmark of the transportation industry and one of the reasons it’s a great idea to work with a freight broker. Here at AM Transport, we’re not only accustomed to change, we embrace change and all it has to teach.
Spring is a great time to begin a new logistics career! Just ask Carson Scherer. He’s the newest addition to the AMT team. Carson’s been with us about three weeks, and we thought now was a great time to get to know him a little better.
So you’ve been with AMT for about three weeks now. What do you do during the day?
I make contact with carriers to make sure all loads are on time, and I keep the customer informed about what’s going on.
What did you do before working at AMT? Is there anything about your previous job that will help you in your new position?
I was actually a barber. I think it gives me an advantage when talking on the phone. I learned how to talk to a brick wall when I was a barber.
What are you listening to when you’re in the car?
I listen to a lot of country music and podcasts when I’m driving.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be?
Definitely a dog. Seems like they have pretty good lives when they have a good owner.
Music: Tyler Childers, Zach Bryan, Koe Wetzel, Kanye West
Shows: The Office, New Girl
Podcast: The Joe Rogan Experience, 2 Beers 1 Cave w/ Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Miami Heat
Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, MMA
Beer or Wine: Beer–Budweiser, Coors Light, Busch Light, Spotted Cow, Yuengling
Skittles or M&Ms: Skittles
Power Ranger: Yellow
What’s the best Christmas gift you ever received and/or gave?
Received: Camo Crocs
Are you married? Do you have kids?
I am married to Kayley (Young) Scherer.
If someone gifted you an elephant, what would you do with it?
I’d change my name to Carson Exotic and be the Elephant King.
What are your thoughts on garden gnomes?
I don’t trust them.
Do you have a super power?
Annoying my wife.
What apps, gadgets, etc. can you not live without at work?
A coffee cup and email.
How do you recharge after work or during the weekends?
I mainly just watch movies on work nights. On the weekends I like to have fires, hunt, and play video games.
What are you currently reading, or what do you recommend?
I have not read anything in a while. I want to start reading again, though.