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‘Uberfication of Trucking’ Is More Sizzle Than Substance

Posted 12:00 PM by
Recent media coverage of start-up companies that are bringing Uber-style technology to trucking makes it tempting to conclude that big changes are imminent. The new technology promises to automate the work of matching loads with carriers, thus eliminating waste from the supply chain, making freight brokers obsolete and dramatically altering the relationship between shippers and carriers.
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Benchmarking the Trucking Industry: Year Two

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Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software (McLeod) released key findings today from their second annual trucking operations benchmarking survey.
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Are U.S. Trucking Companies Subject to Canadian Taxes?

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Trucking companies that deliver to, and/or pick up from, locations outside of the U.S. must consider whether such activity results in tax obligations to the foreign jurisdiction. This article focuses on trucking operations to, and from points within, Canada. 
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Why Betting on Yourself May Be the Best Succession Plan

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There is a chasm left in the trucking industry by the mass retirement of baby boomers – one that is struggling to be filled by the millennial generation. While this void has been felt by the entire industry as one of the contributing factors to the ongoing driver shortage, it is not the only impact the changing generation has had on transportation companies. As operators pass the baton to the next generation, it is imperative this transition is executed in a tax-efficient manner that accomplishes the ultimate goals of the company.
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KSM and McLeod Software Announce Second Annual Trucking Operations Benchmarking Survey

Posted 6:16 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software have launched our second annual Trucking Operations Performance Benchmarking Survey. This initiative seeks to break new ground in giving truckload carriers the opportunity to measure the real performance of their operations against their peers. 
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KSM Recognized as a Member of the Truckload Carriers Association’s Prestigious Ambassador Club

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Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) has been recognized as a member of the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Ambassador Club for its 25 years of membership. KSM is the only certified public accounting firm to receive this distinction, demonstrating the firm's commitment to serving the trucking industry.
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Video: Trucking Owners Business Roundtable

Posted 7:45 PM by
In their presentations at the Trucking Owners Business Roundtable held recently at Katz, Sapper & Miller, Bryan Merolla, senior analyst at the Cleveland Research Company, and Thom Albrecht, managing director at BB&T Capital Markets, discussed the 2015 economic forecast and trends in the transportation industry. 
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Indiana Updates Sales Tax Guidance for Public Transportation Exemption

Posted 7:47 PM by
The Indiana Department of Revenue recently announced changes to its policy regarding the sales tax exemption for companies engaged in public transportation. The policy change was announced via an updated Information Bulletin #12, effective December 2014. Information Bulletin #12 serves as an important policy document for transportation companies ranging from traditional motor carriers to captive companies that transport primarily for their parent companies.
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Diesel Costs Continue to Slide

Posted 9:13 PM by
The national average price for a gallon of diesel fell to $3.64, the lowest since February 2011. Fuel is the single largest expense for truckers, who’ve seen the average cost per mile increase each year since 2010, based on the results of the American Transportation Research Institute’s report, An Analysis of Operational Costs of Trucking. In an industry with continued tight capacity and a driver shortage, this could mean great things for companies that can successfully seat their fleet.
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Finding Drivers Continues to Be at the Forefront of Trucking Company Issues

Posted 8:35 PM by
Seating trucks with quality drivers continues to be one of the biggest problems for most trucking companies. The industry continues to experience a driver shortage, anywhere from 25,000 – 35,000 drivers depending on where you look. Truckload Carriers Association chairman Shepard Dunn spoke recently on the topic at the American Trucking Associations annual Management Conference.  
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