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What's Driving the Value of Your Trucking Company?

Posted 5:30 PM by
For any privately held company, the topic of valuation frequently resonates with its owner. There are numerous factors that impact the direction of valuations, and it is certainly a challenge to keep track of, let alone influence, the abundant drivers of value. In the last two years alone, company valuations have been positively impacted by tax reform and an overall rising stock market. Trucking company valuations have also been negatively impacted by certain industry trends: driver shortages, volatile fuel prices, and excess capacity.
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October Is Employee Ownership Month

Posted 6:45 PM by
For most of the country, autumn brings a welcome change from the heat of the summer. The leaves become a colorful tapestry of fall colors, warm days lead to cooler evenings, and football is on everyone’s minds. There’s a lot to love about October, but some businesses have an additional reason to celebrate: October is Employee Ownership Month.
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Partial ESOP Ownership as an Exit Strategy

Posted 1:15 PM by
According to the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), the United States has over 6,600 Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) with nearly $1.4 trillion in total assets. While ESOP companies are not required to report ownership percentages, the NCEO estimates that only 30% to 40% of those ESOPs are 100% employee-owned.
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Driving the Value of Your Trucking Company

Posted 4:00 AM by
Valuation is always a topic of great interest to transportation company owners. Many companies today are successful because they made the difficult decisions necessary to operate through the Great Recession.
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