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Video: Almack Encourages Trucking Owners to Improve Operations by Participating in a Benchmarking Survey

Posted 4:53 PM by
Tim Almack, partner in charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, discusses the KSM & McLeod Software Operations Performance Benchmarking Project, which aims to provide an operations level benchmark for the trucking industry. The deadline for submissions to be included in the benchmark report is July 1.
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Federal Excise Tax (FET) Rules for Glider Kits

Posted 3:06 PM by
On Jan. 17, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released a public memorandum clarifying the federal excise tax (FET) rules regarding glider kits. Previously, vehicles used as glider kits were exempt from FET if the cost of the transaction was 75% or less of the price of a comparable vehicle.
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Highlights from the 2013 Michigan Trucking Association Conference & Annual Meeting

Posted 3:40 PM by
Troy Hogan, a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, attended the 2013 Michigan Trucking Association’s Conference & Annual Meeting in Traverse City, Michigan on August 8 and 9. Approximately 36 carrier and allied member companies were represented at the conference.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Freight Network - Part II

Posted 1:27 PM by
The July 4th holiday has come and gone once again, which means many Americans are back to work after what was likely an extended holiday weekend. This is especially true for every truck driver across the country. As of July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals had yet to rule on a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service rule, meaning drivers must now include two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. before they can start a new work week.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Freight Network

Posted 4:39 PM by
With the new hours-of-service rule set to take effect in just over a week and the trucking industry feeling the effects of the current driver shortage, it is more important than ever for trucking companies to get the most out of their freight networks. 
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KSM and Baker Donelson to host first Trucking Owners Business Roundtable in Nashville

Posted 3:24 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller's Transportation Services Group and Baker Donelson's Transportation Group will host our first Trucking Owners Business Roundtable. The event will be held in Baker Donelson's First Floor Events Center from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
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Video Replay: Trucking Owners Business Roundtable

Posted 2:23 PM by
Co-sponsored by Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, KSM Transport Advisors and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, the most recent Trucking Owners Business Roundtable held in Indianapolis on Feb. 6 featured Thom Albrecht managing director of BB&T Capital Markets, who provided his 2013 economic forecast for the trucking industry.
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Canadian National and Indiana Rail Road to Expand Containerized Transport Services Through Indianapolis

Posted 7:08 PM by
Canadian National (CN) and the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) announced last week construction of an intermodal terminal in Indianapolis is currently underway. The new terminal will be located at INRD’s current location downtown, about one mile from Lucas Oil Stadium. 
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Top Reasons for Moving Production Back to the United States

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While the U.S. economy as a whole has struggled the past few years, manufacturing in the United States is starting to see some gains. Most of these gains are as a result of re-shoring jobs back to the United States that had previously been moved overseas for cheaper labor. 
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Walmart Continues to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency

Posted 2:34 PM by
Walmart announced in early November 2012 that they had developed a prototype 60 foot tractor-trailer unit. The prototype has almost 30 percent more capacity than a traditional 53 foot trailer and can carry 40 percent more freight when a “drome” or belly box (that fills the wasted space between the trailer’s wheels) is included.
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