2019 American Trucking Associations' (ATA) NAFC Annual Conference

Date:June 10-12, 2019 
Location:Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

KSM professionals will participate in the upcoming 2019 American Trucking Associations' (ATA) NAFC Annual Conference. Taking place June 10-12 in Indianapolis, IN, t­he conference provides educational and informative sessions to discuss current financial issues facing the trucking industry with the goal of delivering practical solutions.   

On June 11, Jason Miller, partner in the firm’s Transportation Services Group, will join a lunch panel conversation on the “Implementation of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Lease Accounting Rules.” The discussion will focus on implementation best practices as well as those aspects of the new lease standard that are most critical to the trucking industry. 

On June 12, Mark Flinchum, partner and co-chair of the firm’s ESOP Services Group and member of the Transportation Services Group, will moderate a panel discussion on how an ESOP structure works and can be used in the trucking industry. Panel members include KSM’s Andy Manchir, director and co-chair of the firm’s ESOP Services Group, and Stephen Voorhees, vice president of finance and accounting of Big G Express, Inc. Voorhees will provide his personal insight on Big G Express’ ESOP sale and experience as an employee-owned company.

Additional conference topics include:

  • Improving productivity by reducing operational costs with data and use technology
  • Taxation forum featuring an update on tax regulations
  • Information technology forum with cybersecurity discussion
  • Vehicle and driver-based marginal costs
  • Exploring all aspects of partnering with a financial sponsor (private equity panel)

To learn more or register, visit the conference website.