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Katz, Sapper & Miller Receives National Recognition

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Congratulations to our friends and partners at Katz, Sapper & Miller for being named a Best of the Best Accounting Firm. KSMTA is proud to be part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Network. 16th Year KSM Has Been Honored as a Top 50 Accounting Firm in the Country Katz, Sapper & Miller (... Read more →
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Abel to Speak at 2017 Surface Transportation Summit

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Brian Abel, a freight network engineer with KSM Transport Advisors, will speak at the 2017 Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 11 in Ontario, Canada. The conference offers numerous sessions to present shippers, carriers, and industry suppliers with insights into the state of surface freight transportation in North America. Abel’s session, “... Read more →
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Make Everyone in Your Trucking Company Responsible for Profit

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Profit is a state of mind. In fact, it is the overall fuel that powers your trucking company. The idea that the profitability of your trucking company depends solely on the owner or CEO is a traditional mindset that has become antiquated, especially in this difficult economic environment. Profit should... Read more →
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Prepare for Change: ELDs, Autonomous Trucks and the Future of Trucking

Posted 6:23 PM by
The electronic logging device mandate could be a “shock and awe” event that reduces capacity and increases freight rates, and it will create a “data explosion” that could reduce driver detention time. Meanwhile, autonomous trucks will not replace drivers any time soon, and new investors are showing interest in the... Read more →
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Freight Network Engineering Drives Carrier Profitability

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Note: This article originally appeared on tmwsystems.com. Trucking is a business of pennies. Even the most successful carriers operate on razor-sharp margins, with the majority of carriers being “on the bubble” with an operating ratio that can easily shift from slightly positive to negative. With such a fine... Read more →
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Roush to Speak at 2017 in.sight User Conference

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David Roush, president of KSM Transport Advisors, will speak at the 2017 in.sight User Conference. The conference, hosted by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, will take place Aug. 13-16 in Nashville, TN and brings together transportation professionals to discuss the future of the industry. Roush’s session, held on... Read more →
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Trucking Towards State Tax Compliance: Should Your Company Participate in a VDA?

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Many companies struggle to determine if they have sufficient activity in a state, or nexus, to force them to file state tax returns. This can be especially difficult for transportation companies and is based largely on the question of whether driving more than a de minimis amount of miles through... Read more →
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Network Analysis Takes on More Importance

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Note: This article appeared in the May 8 edition of Transport Topics. We keep seeing signs that things are looking up for the trucking industry. Most of the relevant economic indicators are favorable for trucking. Commodities are getting stronger, oil rig counts are increasing and the housing recovery is persisting.... Read more →
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How the I-85 Bridge Closure May Impact Your Fleet

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By now, many Americans have heard about the collapse of the northbound I-85 bridge in metro Atlanta. People familiar with Atlanta traffic know that the already dreadful transportation issues in this area just got worse. Given the fact that the fire and subsequent collapse appears to be the result... Read more →
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Driving the Value of Your Trucking Company

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Valuation is always a topic of great interest to transportation company owners. Many companies today are successful because they made the difficult decisions necessary to operate through the Great Recession. While demand has increased in recent years, challenges persist due to regulation, driver shortage and excess industry capacity. How has... Read more →
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