LTL Freight Trends  – A Conversation with Mike Erickson of AFMS

At the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit last week in Chicago we spoke with Mike Erickson of AFMS Global Carrier Pricing Experts about LTL freight rates, and what shippers should be doing to ensure they are not paying last year’s prices.

Mike Erickson
AFMS Logistics Management Group

Mike Erickson Founded AFMS LLC in 1992 and serves as its President. Mr. Erickson started his transportation career at Airborne Express where he was one of the top district sales managers. Mr. Erickson oversees the contract negotiation process for many of his firm’s larger clients, saving them millions in transportation costs. Many of AFMS’ clients are Fortune 1000 companies. Some of the conferences Mr. Erickson has recently presented at include; CSCMP, MAILCOM, NCOF, Parcel Shipping & Distribution, AIMED, WERC, D/C Expo, and many others. In addition to speaking, Mr. Erickson has authored over 30 articles for many of the industry’s top magazines and periodicals. Mr. Erickson often quoted and interviewed in publications and in the media such as NBC News with Tom Brokaw, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Traffic World, American Shipper Magazine, MAIL Magazine, Journal of Commerce and many others. In addition, Mr. Erickson is a frequent Guest Lecturer at the University of Oregon and Portland State University’s School of Business. While at PSU, he served as the student body President. Mr. Erickson is one of the industry’s most sought after speakers. He presents at approximately 20 trade shows a year and has received the top speaker award at many of them. Mr. Erickson is a graduate of the Portland State University School of Business.

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