Niki Bolton announced as a Women in Trucking’s 2019 Most Influential Woman in Trucking Award Finalist
Niki Boltonis the Senior Truck Auditor and Executive Projects Officer for American Truck & Rail Audits, Inc. (AMTR). She has been with the company for 11 years. She began as a data entry clerk, quickly moved to truck audits team manager, received her Certified Transportation Cost Auditor certificate from AMTR, and then transitioned into her current role […]
Monica Poyner is a Senior Rail Auditor and Rail Audit Team Manager. She has been with American Truck & Rail Audits for 22 years. She possesses an incredible knowledge of the railroads and how they operate. Similarly, she understands the complexities of rail freight billing as well as anyone in the industry. Although AMTR has […]
Great News for Clients! Despite the volatility of the transportation industry in 2018, AMTR experienced its best year on record! This is good news for our clients, as our after-payment audits enabled us to file a record number of freight overcharge claims, resulting in more savings than ever. This success was driven by our continued […]
New Scholarships and New Degrees AMTR Truck Audits Manager, Kelly Kirkpatrick-Lee, was selected for a Women in Trucking (WIT) Leadership scholarship. This marked the third scholarship she received in 2018. Congrats Kelly! Kelly also joined our interns-turned-employees, CJ Summerville and Peter Israsena, in graduating with their Bachelors degrees in December. Kelly graduated with a major […]
AMTR recently awarded two scholarships to students at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). Alyssa Traylor was awarded the Supply Chain scholarship, and Blake DeLuca the Management Information System (MIS) scholarship. AMTR is proud to partner with UCA in recognizing these outstanding scholars. We wish them continued success in their educational endeavors!
AMTR rail freight audits are different. We take the time to get to know our clients and their shipping routines. We dig deep into the details of the products shipped, the origin, destination, consignee, carrier…even the specific railcars used to move the freight. We approach every move with curiosity, asking questions such as: “What did […]
Detention charges are an increasing factor in truck freight costs. The ELD implementation of last year allows carriers to be even more precise at recording and billing for detention time. As such, it is important to understand detention charges and their application. Detention charges can be identified in customer-specific tariff or contract pricing, a carrier’s […]
Curiosity is a well-researched human attribute that is getting a lot of attention in business circles lately. The Oxford Dictionary defines curiosity as “a strong desire to know or learn something.” The most recent issue of Harvard Business Review featured a sequence of articles on the topic. One of those articles focused on the benefits […]
AMTR is excited to announce that one of our own, Kelly Kirkpatrick-Lee, has been awarded a Southwest Association of Rail Shippers 2018 George J. Elking, Jr. Scholarship. This is her second time to be awarded this scholarship. She has worked at AMTR for eleven years and currently serves as the Assistant Manager of the Truck […]
In order to infuse new knowledge, talents and perspectives into our growing business, AMTR has worked over the past year to create a thriving internship program. Bringing onboard interns with varied educational backgrounds and professional experiences has allowed us to slingshot forward on a number of internal projects and accomplish strategic goals much more quickly […]
At AMTR, human knowledge plays a central role in our business model and defines our competitive advantage. As such, efforts to improve and challenge our minds are a key focus and always a strategic consideration. Recently, we added four employees to the ranks of Mensa, bringing the company total to five! Mensa describes itself as […]
On November 19, AMTR lost our beloved leader and CEO, Shan Scott, to neuroendocrine cancer. He fought the illness like he ran the business—with all his heart. He came to work until he could not any longer; this company was his second home, and we were all his extended family. Shan’s first job out of […]
AMTR employees recently participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. As two employees are breast cancer survivors, the cause hits close to home. It was a meaningful and fun day for all!
Earlier this month, AMTR held a surprise dinner event for our company’s Founding Fathers—Ed Scott, Mike Lasiter and Shan Scott. A large crowd of employees, their families and the Founders’ family and friends gathered for the celebratory occasion. According to Monica Poyner, Senior Rail Auditor and 20-year employee, “It is hard to express what these […]
As we travel the country meeting potential clients, we are often asked about our compensation model. While many of our competitors base their compensation on leveraged potential future savings, our compensation deals exclusively with freight dollars that have already been spent. Our fees are based solely on actual recoveries we collect on a client’s behalf, […]
On Thursday, April 7th, AMTR was pleased to announce its scholarship recipients at the University of Central Arkansas’ College of Business awards. Ms. Karen Valentino received the Management Information Systems scholarship and Mr. Jesus Chavez, the Supply Chain Management scholarship. Congratulations to these deserving winners!
There is no doubt that technology has improved our personal and professional lives in many ways. According to Sydney Finkelstein of BBC, “We live in a world of curation. The internet—aided by algorithms that predict what we search, buy, listen to, read, watch and even who we want to date and marry—expertly helps [us to] […]
AMTR is excited to announce that one of our own, Kelly Kirkpatrick, has been awarded a top-level Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS) 2016 George J. Elking, Jr. Scholarship. Kelly has worked at AMTR for nine years and currently serves as the Assistant Manager of the Truck Audits Team. If being a member of Mensa […]
Most knowledgeable & hands-on for clients For as long as AMTR has been in existence, our business model has put human, transportation experts at the center of our freight auditing services. Our team of auditors are arguably the most knowledgeable in the industry; each and every one having successfully passed a rigorous apprentice and training […]
Although 2015 was a great year for AMTR, 2016 promises to be even better.
Dr. Summer Bartczak will serve as Chief Knowledge Officer overseeing strategy development and education and training programs.
Come join us at the National Association of Rail Shippers (NARS) 2015 Annual Meeting May 27-28th, 2015 at the historic Drake Hotel, which has inspired wonder for nearly a century. This year’s theme is “Discover the Possibilities”, and American Truck & Rail Audits, Inc. is a proud Platinum Sponsor of this premiere event.