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KSM to Certify Votes for Inaugural Freight.Tech 25 Award

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Katz, Sapper & Miller is excited to participate as the independent accounting firm to certify the voting process for the FreightWaves Research Institute’s inaugural Freight.Tech 25 award. The award is intended to recognize the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight and will highlight the key organizations that have... Read more →
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Trucking Carriers to Learn How to Improve Profitability at Upcoming Seminar

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Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, along with KSM Transport Advisors and the TCA Profitability Program, will present the "TCA Profitability Seminar: Filling the Gap Between Knowing and Doing" to discuss best practices in the transportation industry. Taking place Dec. 4, 2018 at KSM’s conference center in Indianapolis,... Read more →
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Additional Ways Tax Reform Will Impact the Transportation Industry

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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, companies in all industries braced themselves for impending changes. The key takeaway of the TCJA is lower tax rates for both businesses and individuals. However, the impacts of this new tax law are extensive... Read more →
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IRS Updates Transportation Industry Per Diem Rates

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The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-77, updating the special per diem rates under tax code Section 274(d), which is used to substantiate the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home. Effective Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, transportation’s per... Read more →
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Despite Challenges, Trucking Industry Outlook Remains Strong

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Nearly 71 percent of all U.S. freight is moved by trucks, making the transportation industry an integral part of the nation’s economy. In fact, changing dynamics in trucking could have a ripple effect to many other industries.  To discuss the state of the transportation industry, Katz, Sapper & Miller’... Read more →
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Abel to Discuss Freight Network Engineering at in.sight Users Conference

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Brian Abel, Freight Network Engineer with KSM Transport Advisors, will present at the 2018 in.sight User Conference & Expo, which brings together leaders in transportation for three days of conversations, seminars, and collaborations. Hosted by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, this year’s conference will take place Sept. 9-12 in... Read more →
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Driver Recruitment and Retention: The Key to Carrier Profitability in 2018

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Drivers Needed.” This sign is common on many trucks that pass by on our nation’s highways. Why are trucking companies using their vehicles to advertise a shortage of drivers? The answer is simple. Spot rates are rising, loads need to be picked up, and trucks are ready to haul... Read more →
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Current Trucking Tailwinds May Recede in 2019 According to Pundit: How Should You Prepare?

Posted 7:25 PM by
A recent article in Transport Topics, “Economist Noel Perry Says Strong Freight Market, Driver Shortage Won’t Last,” highlights industry expert Noel Perry's views that the current favorable trucking industry tailwinds will not be sustained though 2019. Presenting at the Transportation Intermediaries Association conference, Perry told attendees to “take... Read more →
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Capitalizing on the Rebound: The Trucking Industry’s Push to Maximize Growth

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As 2017 came to a close, the trucking industry breathed a collective sigh of relief. After two challenging years, trends indicated a rebound in the industrial segment helping to improve production. Core issues remain – primarily with regard to the advanced average age of U.S. truck drivers and frequent employee... Read more →
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Top Three Things to Know About How Tax Reform Impacts Your Trucking Company

Posted 3:52 PM by
With the ELD mandate enforcement date behind us, owners of trucking companies can now focus on the next sweeping change to impact their business; implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017. Taxpayers have not been subject to... Read more →
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