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Knowing Versus Doing Part 1: Getting the Highest ROI on Your Human Capital

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Note: This article was originally published by TCA Truckload Indexes and is part of a series discussing results from the recent Knowing-Doing Gap Survey. In life, as well as in business, the key difference between success and failure (or stagnation) is execution. More specifically, simply doing what you already... Read more →
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Enjoying the Ride: Optimizing the Trucking Industry Surge

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From the middle of 2017 to the middle of 2018, trucking was on a roll. With industry growth of three percent – a seismic number compared to other industries – trucking outpaced GDP. Leaders agree the heydays are unlikely to continue at such an impressive pace, and a reversion to the mean... Read more →
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20th Annual Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable

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KSM Transport Advisors along with Katz, Sapper & Miller's Transportation Services Group and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, will host the 20th Annual Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.This ongoing series brings together owners and leaders of some of the country’s top trucking companies... Read more →
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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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