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Retroactive Fuel Credit Extensions May Result in Refunds

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On Dec. 20, 2019, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (the “Act”) was passed into law. In part, the Act contains extensions for various fuel tax credits and incentives, including the following:
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How the Knowing-Doing Gap Impacts Profitability in the Transportation Industry

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Tim Almack, partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, will be a featured speaker at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 2020 Conference. Taking place March 1-3 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, the annual conference is the premier networking and education event in the truckload industry with more than 1,200 trucking professionals expected to attend.
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What's Driving the Value of Your Trucking Company?

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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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2020 Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable: Indianapolis

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Katz, Sapper & Miller's Transportation Services Group, along with KSM Transport Advisors and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, will host their annual Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable in Indianapolis Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.
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Transportation Webinar: Maximizing Margins by Optimizing Your Freight Network

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Virtually every over-the-road operation can improve its margins by investing in freight network engineering. In this webinar conversation, hosted by the Ohio Trucking Association Nov. 19 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT, David Roush, president of KSM Transport Advisors, and Sherri Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking, Inc., will discuss how freight network optimization can drive carrier profitability in the short term, as well as carrier value in the longer term.
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KSM to Manage the Voting Process and Report the Results of the 2020 FreightTech Award

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Katz, Sapper & Miller is excited to participate as the independent accounting firm to manage the voting process and report the results of FreightWaves Research Institute’s prestigious FreightTech 100 Award. The award is intended to recognize the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight and will highlight the key organizations that have made significant technological and/or economic advancements to impact the transportation space.
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Transportation Webinar: KSM to Discuss Changes to Revenue Recognition and Lease Standards

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Recent changes to two accounting standards, revenue recognition and leases, will have a significant impact on financial reporting in the transportation industry.
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Almack Joins the "Recruit & Retain: Trucking Edition" Podcast to Share How Carriers Can Use Processes to Increase Profitability

Posted 6:56 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Tim Almack, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Transportation Services Group, is featured in the 100th episode of Brand Outcomes’ podcast, “Recruit & Retain: Trucking Edition” hosted by Chad Hendricks. This episode focuses on how trucking companies can use process improvement to become more profitable in a marketplace full of rate pressures and shrinking margins.
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Transportation Webinar: KSM and Scopelitis to Discuss Per Diem Plan Tax Benefits and Staying Compliant

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In the aftermath of tax reform, which impacted company drivers by eliminating the personal income tax deduction for out-of-pocket business expenses, more carriers are considering implementing per diem plans to help offset this change. By recognizing the portion of driver pay that encompasses these expenses, per diem plans can provide clear payroll and income tax savings, and in many cases provide drivers with more after-tax pay than under the previous deduction model. However, it is important to be aware of the IRS’s accountable plan rules in order to remain compliant and not jeopardize potential savings.
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Back to Reality: The Trucking Industry Grapples With a New Industry Paradigm

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After 2018, a year that many in the industry considered a modern era peak, 2019 has been a sobering reminder of how fickle the trucking business can be. Industry leaders gathered at the Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable, hosted by Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, King & Ballow law offices, and KSM Transport Advisors on July 25 in Nashville, TN, to discuss the state of the trucking industry, challenges affecting carriers, and strategies moving forward. The event featured several panel discussions along with presentations from industry leaders.
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