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Join ACT in Supporting the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter

August 11, 2016

American Central Transport is teaming up with The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter and encourage you to join us in the fight against ALS. We want to help bring awareness, raise funds for research, and helps those affected by ALS. If you’d like to get involved, we have several opportunities! We recently launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds to […]

ACT’s Flat Tom Facebook Contest Is Back!

June 27, 2016

Are you an ACT driver and want to win freebies? Then you’re in luck! American Central Transport is excited to bring back Flat Tom this summer and give you the chance to win BIG. Kicking off June 27, the #ACTFlatTom Facebook contest is a fun and easy contest for drivers to participate in, no matter where they are on the road. Here’s how […]

Father’s Day

June 18, 2016

In 1998, I changed careers. I left the practice of law after many years and started a career in trucking. I was trained and experienced to “think like a lawyer.” It took a couple of years to temper that and learn to also think like a leader and businessman. Lawyers generally do not understand business. […]

Customer Service = Miles

May 31, 2016

“Customer service is not a department, it’s everyone’s job.” American Central Transport has a long history of being recognized by its customers as its top service carrier. It is important that we continue and improve this long held tradition. One of our Core Values is that of Accountability, which means “doing what you say you are […]

Breaking Ground

April 19, 2016

We have some exciting news! Soon American Central Transport will be breaking ground on a new office just north of the shop in Hunt Midwest Business Park. We expect it will take around 6 months to complete if the weather cooperates and the creek doesn’t rise.  It is located at the corner of Parvin Road and […]

Fuel Bonus

February 2, 2016

Last year we adopted a fuel bonus that pays both quarterly and annually for our top fuel performers.  Why do we do this?  You save us money…and we share the savings.  It’s a win/win deal.   It’s that simple.  Isn’t it every company driver’s job to save fuel costs by improving their mpg?  Certainly.  All employees […]

Distracted Driving

January 18, 2016

This year you will see a renewed effort at enforcing our “no texting” policy.  Recently, we had a DOT recordable.  The truck had DriveCam.  What we saw is a driver (ex-driver, I might add) who ran into the back of a truck who was stopped in traffic with its hazard lights on.  Our driver hit […]

Thoughts for the New Year

January 14, 2016

It is traditional to make resolutions at the end of each year for the next year.  Goal setting is an important part of success.  As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going,  you’ll end up someplace else.”  As people who navigate every day for a living, we all know that […]

2016-The State of the Freight

December 31, 2015

  Gosh, what a change a year brings.  We started 2015 coming off one of the craziest trucking years for freight in the history of trucking.  In 2014, a combination of weather, strikes at western ports and a supply/demand balance that finally shifted to the carriers, allowed ACT and many carriers to raise rates significantly […]

The Last Cowboy

December 16, 2015

This is the last cowboy song: The end of a hundred year waltz. The voices sound sad as they’re singin’ along. Another piece of America’s lost.  The Highwaymen   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10 announced its long-awaited final rule requiring that interstate drivers use electronic recording devices intended to enforce hours […]