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What Is A Portal? In the logistics industry, information is king. Shipping customers need access to important data, and a client portal gives customers that all-important access. If your 3PL doesn’t utilize an online portal, you’re missing out on technology that saves you time and money while boosting efficiency! A good online...

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by Justin Hatten, CTB In a rite of spring, AM Transport employees gathered April 21 at Musgrove Park for the company’s annual Community Clean-Up Day. With the temperature in the 40s, under sunny skies, volunteers Joel Carey, who organizes the event, Michael McKinney, David Abell, Jason Doris, Justin Hatten, Heath Houchin, Erik...

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A.M. Transport’s Chad Martin recently attended the 2018 TIA Conference on scholarship sponsored by Avalon Risk Management. Along with 5 other first-time TIA Conference attendees, Chad wrote an exceptional essay for which he received complimentary airfare, four nights lodging, and waived registration fees. Each year, Transportation Intermediaries Association offers sponsored scholarships to up-and-coming...

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by Jason Doris, CTB   Logistics providers, shippers, and carriers are operating in, what I would call, an era of disruption. With changes multiplying daily, the only variable is the speed at which change occurs. With media attention on the advent of autonomous trucks, platooning, reduced capacity, and the ELD mandate, which...

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“First principles thinking is a powerful way to help you break out of this herd mentality, think outside the box and innovate completely brand new solutions to familiar problems.”  -Mayo Oshin What do business tycoon Elon Musk, the method of Socratic questioning, the famed philosopher Aristotle, and the team at AM Transport...

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Shippers continue to experience the spot market blues. According to DAT Solutions, the average spot rate for trucking was 2.15 per mile at the end of March. The natural disasters occurring in the last half of 2017 merged with the ELD Mandate and the continuing driver shortage to send spot markets...